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Date Monday  1/3/2022
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Pikes Peak Intro to Backcountry Skiing Class
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Eric Hunter
Group Price $75.00
NonGroup Price $90.00
Leader Price $75.00
Available Participants 9
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Colorado Springs, CO

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Eric Hunter


Learn the gear, maintenance, safety and entry level techniques for backcountry skiing.  BC Skiing is a great way to enjoy the wilderness with a little more skill and finesse, yet still a wonderful way of beating the ever rising resort lift ticket fees and crowds.  There will be two classroom and three field sessions for the BC Ski class.  The cost is $75 for PPG members and leaders and $90 for all others for the classroom sessions and handouts.  There are also rental costs from local gear shops if you don’t own the gear and a Nordic Center trail pass for one day.  BC Ski classroom dates are 03 and 06 Jan from 6:00p to 9:30p in Colorado Springs, and the field dates are 09, 16, and 23 Jan all day.  A general fitness level to go on a full day ski trip with a lot of practice time is required for the field sessions.  The first classroom is the same as the snowshoe class.  The focus of this course is learning efficient balance and weight transfer to manage an efficient kick and glide, so the target audience is beginner backcountry skiers.   


   Class 1 Handouts, Sources of information for planning, Avalanche Awareness, What to wear, What to bring, Winter Hazards, Conclusion - what to think about 

   Class 2 Equipment types and variations, Application of each equipment type, Gear Care, Techniques for ascent, descent, and group travel

   Field Session 1 Nordic Center to learn balance and weight transfer on Classic Track gear.  Several drills will be demonstrated and practiced to develop a strong ability to efficiently move on snow.  Possibly spend afternoon building turning and stopping skills.

   Field Session 2 Packed road to practice endurance, turns, and stopping with cross country NNN-BC gear

   Field Session 3 Packed trail to practice endurance, turns, and stopping on backcountry cable binding gear 

-***- There is a $35 cancellation fee. No refunded will be provided after one week prior to class. -***-



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.