PE185OT:  Snowboard and Ski: Backcountry Safety Skills

This course is designed for students interested in learning the basics of backcountry snowboarding and skiing. Students learn about the design/construction of backcountry skis, boots and bindings, snowshoes and splitboards, and how to choose an equipment set that is appropriate for the level and type of riding they intend to do. Instruction focuses on adapting the basic skills necessary to transfer lift-service skills to backcountry environments. Reading and employing appropriate approaches for varied terrain and snow conditions are included. This course also covers in-field application of backcountry travel safety techniques which include winter trip preparation and avalanche avoidance.
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