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Date Monday  12/7/2020
Group State CMC
Event Title QSS Nav: Ski Touring
Status Approved
Leader Michael Tischer
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 31
Type Education (everyone)


Winter is coming! Planning tips for a backcountry skiing trip. (new CMC book release!)

Date: Monday 12/07/20 (7:00pm-8:00pm)

Location: Live Webinar (Details to be e-mailed to participants prior to event, best viewed on full screen)

Are you ready for winter? Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh will discuss ski touring fundamentals and safety tips and will show photos of spectacular route options.

Alan has published two books with CMC Press, 'Snowshoe Routes: Colorado's Front Range' and, with Kay Turnbaugh, the upcoming 'Ski Touring Routes: Colorado's Front Range'. In addition, Alan and Kay have published Afoot and Afield: 184 Spectacular Outings in the Colorado Rockies with Wilderness Press.

Alan is a teacher of nordic and alpine skiing and snowshoeing at Eldora with the Ignite Adaptive Program, and Professional Ski Association (PSIA) certified. He has been with the National Ski Patrol with Bryan Mountain and Diamonds Peaks Nordic Ski Patrols and is now an alumni member.

Kay ( has been cross country skiiing for 50 years, formerly worked at Eldora Ski Area, and is also the author of "Following In Their Footsteps: Historical Hikes of the Northern Front Range" and other history and natural science books.

Cost: FREE to all (donations accepted)

For more info Contact

QSS Nav Series Coordinator:



“Quick Starts” Navigation is a series of seminars on selected topics related to trip planning and outdoor navigation. The seminars serve as a complement to, but not a replacement of, navigational skills currently being offered through several CMC schools, such as the ‘Intro to Map & Compass’ section in the Wilderness Trekking School or the ‘Navigation 1-3’ modules available through the Technical Climbing School. The seminars offer participants the opportunity to obtain an in-depth introduction to important navigation tools and workflows on topics that may not be discussed in great enough details inside the CMC school curriculum. It also provides participants the opportunity to practice their skills and refresh their knowledge on subjects that they have previously obtained through CMC classes or elsewhere. Ultimately, the goal of this series is to help participants stay up-to-date with currently available tools, devices and workflows in order to help them safely plan and execute their outdoor activities.

List of all Quick Start Schools Lecture 2020 Schedule: Quick Start Schools page

Other CMC Learning Opportunities: 


The webinar will be held using Zoom video conferencing software. You can run Zoom in your web browser if you want to. However, for increased functionality you can also download the Zoom client. No Zoom account is required to join the meeting. If you haven't used Zoom before make sure to join the meeting a few minutes early to become familiar with the software.


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