This four-day course will build on your previous backcountry skiing experience. Our February course will be conducted over 4 consecutive days and our March course will be conducted over two consecutive weekends.
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.
I am an intermediate skier, but I would love to get into backcountry skiing. Can I take this course? You should be at least a very solid intermediate skier with time spent on backcountry skis moving through a variety of terrain. We would recommend taking our 3-Day Ski Touring Course if you have not spent time ski touring before.
What is the general character of this course? The course is movement based. Ski Touring principles are being explained and taught on the go and put into practical application instantly.
What about the Avy courses you offer...do you prefer one of the other? Well, Ideally you will take both of them. The designs of these two courses are very complementary. That is why we offer a 10% discount to anyoe who decides to sign-up for both of them. We do feel very strongly about the refined quality of the ski touring course - it is a real world course.
SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE? AND HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP THEM? Although tipping is not a requirement it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or flat price tip that you are comfortable with.