This is a free information session with experienced ACMG Guide Dani Loewenstein.
If you’ve been thinking about exploring in the mountains to find your own private stash of POW but you’re not sure where to start, then come along to this informal session hosted at Higher Ground Mountain Sports and get some information....
The backcountry can be a little daunting to most. Terrain, snowpack, snow type, travel conditions, fitness, weather, avalanche hazard, and gear are just a few of the considerations that go into riding in the backcountry. The main focus of the session will be on introducing you to the world of backcountry gear skiing/splitboarding products, safety gear, what to pack and what not to pack. Our experienced and patient guides will walk you through how to put together a clothing layering system for backcountry skiing; their tips and tricks to keep yourself warm, safe, blister-free, and comfortable; what emergency equipment is absolutely essential to have in your pack; and the basics of courses you can sign-up for to give you the tools to stay safe in the backcountry.
Location: Higher Ground Sports, 501 9 Ave N
For more information, or to RSVP visit the Facebook event page.