PEAC 2058 Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

This is an intermediate level course for students with previous experience in downhill skiing or snowboarding. Students will practice back-county snow travel using their choice of alpine touring skis, telemark skis, or a split snowboard. Students will learn to use climbing skins, route-find, and assess avalanche hazards in mountainous terrain. The course will also present an overview of equipment, proper clothing, waxing and risk management techniques for winter backcountry travel in the mountains. All clothing and ski or snowboard equipment must meet instructor approval and must be provided by the student. (2 lab) (OE)


1 credits