NOUN: /ˈBO͞OT ˌKAMP/
An intensive and rigorous course of training that helps people become much better at doing something in a short period of time.
This experiential, four-day camp is perfect for the upper-intermediate to advanced skier who is interested in expanding their skiing possibilities and venturing out-of-ski-area boundaries.
During this course skiers are taught essential backcountry basics from trained, experienced MWSC coaches and local professionals. Athletes will learn to assess avalanche potential, properly use rescue equipment, rescue a buried partner, and travel safely in the backcountry. Most importantly, skiers learn by doing though a hands-on approach in a small group of their peers.
Athletes enrolled in the Big Mountain Freeski seasonal program are required to attend the Backcountry Boot Camp. Non-seasonal athletes are invited to join for the camp based on availability. Cost is $250 for 4 days; December 27-30, 2020, 8:55am-2:55pm. Brundage Mountain lift ticket or season pass required. Register here.
Element #1: Weather and Snow Science
Element #4: Big Mountain Skiing and Riding
Element #3: Terrain and the Human Aspect.
Element #2: Companion Rescue