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Miscellanous Courses

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The Northern Colorado Group often offers a variety of short courses, such as Beginning Snowshoe Workshop, Beginning Cross Country Skiing Workshop, Backcountry Powder Skiing, Snow Climbing Workshop and Wilderness First Aid. Some, like the Beginning Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski course, are offered most every year. Others are only offered when a number of Club members express interest. These courses will be advertized in our weekly e-mail, on the Northern Colorado Group Facebook page, in the Northern Colorado Group Newsletter, and will show up on the trip schedule at

So stay tuned -- a Fort Collins skills course will be coming soon to a trailhead near you!


Intro to Backcountry Off-Trail Nordic Ski Clinic - Jan 2019

The intent of this Clinic is to introduce those who want to safely ski off-trail into the backcountry using Nordic equipment and techniques. Participants should have basic “kick and glide” skills using either narrower lightweight trail skis or the wider BCX skis that are designed for easier turning on milder downhill terrain. We will cover the various ski/boot/pole choices, uphill aids such as climbing skins, clothing, safety equipment, and the wintertime essentials that should be in one’s pack. We will discuss the many types of snow conditions and discuss techniques for skiing the various types of snow, especially climbing and turning when descending. We will review winter hazards and discuss avalanche recognition & avoidance. There is a $10 fee for this course. Contact Scott Farquhar at to register.