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A two-day overnight course focused on winter camping with advanced techniques to further develop your skills in the backcountry on your splitboard.




Location: Summit County and surrounding areas
Duration: 2 days with overnight
Experience Level: Intermediate, Advanced SEE HERE
Cost: $500 per person
Dates:  Available upon Request

The Advanced Splitboard Course is designed to further develop your skills while traveling on your snowboard in the backcountry. Throughout the span of the course we will be covering various topics of which include but not limited too; advanced trip planning techniques, advanced route selection and terrain assessment, rescue techniques and scenarios, and emergency shelter construction. Students will have the opportunity to lead tours and gain experience through communication, group dynamics, and risk-management. The course is overnight and will span 2 days and 1 night in the backcountry.

​Topics Covered

  • Advanced trip planning, terrain selection, and risk management

  • Navigation with a map and compass

  • Beacon drills. Single and multiple burial scenarios. (beacon, shovel, probe review)

  • Leadership skills

  • Planning and execution of overnight winter camping

  • Emergency shelter construction

  • Whiteout navigation

  • Avalanche mock rescue scenarios

Gear List​​

  • Split board, boots, poles, and skins

  • Beacon, Shovel, Probe (rentals available upon request)

  • Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom and top (base layer)

  • Mid layer top and bottom (insulation layer)

  • Insulated “Puffy” Jacket

  • Waterproof Jacket and pants

  • Wool or synthetic socks + 2 extras

  • Warm gloves or mittens

  • Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava

  • Goggles and sunglasses

  • Multi-Day pack backpack (40-70 Liter)

  • Sleeping bag (0 to 30 degree)

  • Personal Hygiene Kit

  • Headlamp

  • Camp shoes (slippers or booties)

  • Water bottle (At least 1 Liter per person)

  • Hand warmers

  • Hot liquid in thermos

  • Extra gloves (Liner Gloves for the uphill)

  • Chapstick

  • Camera

  • Notebook and pencil

  • Compass

  • Snow Study Kit (thermometer, snow saw, crystal card, magnifier)

Avoid the resorts and riding fresh powder snow.
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