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Date Tuesday  12/7/2021
Group Denver
Event Title DEN Advanced BNSS - Backcountry Nordic Ski School
Status Approved
Leader CMC Office
Member Price $150.00
Leader Price $130.00
Available Participants 8
Type Education (everyone)


The on-snow days will be at a Nordic Center and in Colorado's backcountry. The exact location will be determined by your BNSS Ski Instructors.

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For questions regarding registration, or any other questions about the ADVANCED BNSS class, contact Blake Clark or call 303-907-1013 (cell)


Advanced BNSS in Colorado's backcountry with Blake Clark

The class is designed for students who have taken the standard BNSS (or similar experience) more than once and have spent significant time skiing. Conditioning is important as we will be spending full days skiing. On-snow days are Sunday, January 9, 16, 23.

During the first day at the nordic center, the instructors will be evaluating the students’ abilities to qualify for the class and non-qualifiers will be moved to a more appropriate level class. There must be a minimum class size of 5 students. Your registration fee will be refunded if too few students sign up.

The Backcountry Nordic Ski School (BNSS) is comprised of an intial meeting in December, followed by 3 consecutive Sunday on-snow ski days, January 9, 15, 23. The initial meeting will be a ZOOM call on December 7th at 6:30 pm. The topics that will be discussed will be proper clothing for backcountry skiing, ski touring equipment and how to prepare for a backcountry trip. After the lectures, we will break out into Ski Groups with your instructors.

Please note that if you miss a ski day, you may not be allowed to continue since each class builds on the skills and techniques learned in the previous class. So put the dates on your calendar and try not to schedule over them. Refunds can not be given for missed classes.

Fill out the information below to sign up for the class.


Note: this class is limited to CMC members only.

Tuition includes:

    Advanced Nordic Ski lessons
    Trail Passes
    Track Ski Rental for the 1st on-snow day

(Trip Leaders may apply for the SALT scholarship for BNSS)

Learning goals include:

  • applying basic ski techniques to changing snow condition to improve efficiency in your skiing selecting safe travel routes, descending and ascending,
  • including climbing skin usage improving basic techniques for controlling speed on or off trail
  • having fun regardless of the snow conditions

CMC Class Cancellation Policy


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.