BSAW: Intro to Backcountry Touring Clinic with Alpenglow Expeditions

Hosted by Alpenglow Expeditions

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
December 13th, 2023
Alpenglow Expeditions Office, 1985 Olympic Valley Rd, Suite #23, Olympic Valley, CA

Event Description

Learn the foundations of backcountry touring with Alpenglow Expeditions’ professional mountain guides in Shirley Canyon! Join us for an exclusive Intro to Backcountry Touring Clinic designed for beginner backcountry skiers & splitboarders to get comfortable with the gear and movement of backcountry touring.

If conditions are not suitable for skiing, this event will cover essential aspects of backcountry touring in a classroom setting.

Led by seasoned backcountry guides and AIARE instructors, this introductory clinic will cover essential aspects of backcountry touring:

– Gear Orientation: Get familiar with the necessary equipment for backcountry touring, including avalanche safety gear, touring skis/splitboards, climbing skins, and more.
– Techniques & Tips: Receive expert guidance on efficient uphill travel techniques, including skinning and kick-turns, to maximize your backcountry experience.
– Exploration: Put your newly acquired skills into practice with a guided tour through the stunning terrain of Shirley Canyon. Experience the thrill of earning your turns and revel in the access that the backcountry offers.


Participants should have intermediate skiing or snowboarding abilities, possess their own equipment (or arrange rentals with Alpenglow beforehand), and have a basic level of fitness to enjoy the backcountry experience.


We will meet at the Alpenglow Expeditions office and then transition to the Shirley Canyon area for the on-snow portion of the clinic.

What to Bring

– Personal backcountry skiing/splitboarding equipment (or arrange rentals with Alpenglow beforehand)
– Beacon, shovel, probe (or arrange rentals with Alpenglow beforehand)
– Weather-appropriate clothing (dress in layers)
– Water and snacks
– Sun protection (goggles, sunscreen, hat, etc.)


We are only accepting 12 participants, so pre-registration is required. Please register in advance through this link or contact (877)873-5376 or [email protected].