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Backcountry Boot Camp

Backcountry Boot Camp December 27-30, 2020


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

Athlete Requirements:

  • Strong Intermediate to Advanced Skiers. 
  • Brundage Mountain Season Pass or Lift Tickets.
  • Transceiver, Probe, Shovel, Skins, Touring Bindings, Backpack. 
  • Bring lunch and water - and be prepared to eat on the mountain. 
Digging Pits

Element #1: Weather and Snow Science

Big Mountain

Element #4: Big Mountain Skiing and Riding

Element #3: Terrain and the Human Aspect.


Element #2: Companion Rescue

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