1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

A safe and fun day to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing in the Crystal Mountain backcountry. You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified ski guides.

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$160.00
Difficulty rating and Skill requirements

Difficulty Rating System

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate

Skills Required: Advanced skiing skills in the ski area

Fitness Level: Moderately Strenuous

  • Category: Ski
  • Type: Instructional
  • Ratio: 4:1,8:2

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Our one day ski touring course in the Crystal Mountain backcountry is a safe and fun way to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing . You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified ski guides. The course will be held in the Norse peak area. You can assume to be out for 6 to 7 hours. Here is what you will get introduced to:



  • How do I put on these skins?

  • Efficient gear management

  • Avalanche beacon safety check

  • Basics of movement on skis in uphill mode

  • Uphill kick turns

  • Efficient and safe movement in a backcountry downhill setting

Sign up for a course or a trip and receive a 10% discount on purchases and a 20% discount on gear rental. Go to Pro Ski and Mountain Service. Pro Ski and Mountain Service is our retail specialty store. It has been located in North Bend, WA since 1999.The past trips and courses have had a large influence on what we sell. Many of our Pro Guiding customers come on trips and courses with gear they purchased from our store. Not only do we want our clients to have the right gear for the job; we also receive direct feedback from them while they are using it in the field. Trust us - if the gear does not work - we won't sell it.





SKI TOURING DAY TRIP
EQUIPMENT LIST
 
CLOTHING
•            BASE  LAYER
o            1 Bottom - midweight or lightweight
o            1 Top - midweight or lightweight
o            Sock Liners
o            Ski Socks
•            MID LAYER
o            Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece - only one of these is necessary
•            OUTERWEAR
o            Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacket
o            Schoeller™  Type Pants
o            Warm Hat - should cover ears
o            Sun Hat - baseball type or visor
o            Lightweight Gloves
o            Ski Gloves
 
PERSONAL GEAR
o            Day Pack – 25 to 40 Liters
o            Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide mouth, hydration system
o            Lunch and Snacks - appropriate for a full day outing
o            Sunglasses - adequate for snow travel
o            Goggles
o            Sunscreen - SPF >25, waterproof
o            Lip Balm - SPF 15+
o            Headlamp - lightweight LED recommended
 
SKI GEAR
o            Skis - Alpine Touring or Telemark
o            Ski Boots - Alpine Touring or Telemark – no downhill boots
o            Ski Poles - telescopic poles work well, but not required
o            Climbing Skins
o            Ski Crampons -
o            Ski Brakes
 
SAFETY GEAR
o            Transceiver
o            Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferred
o            Probe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not suffice
 
OPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate.
 
o            Down or Synthetic Jacket
o            Thermos - vacuum type
o            Compass - adjustable declination a must
o            Altimeter - Suunto watch works well
o            Map Case - large zip-loc will suffice
o            Maps - contact guiding office for appropriate quadrangles
 
GROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PGS  
o            Technical Group Gear, VHF radio
o            Group 1st Aid Kit