Introduction To Vertical Touring
Location: Bolton Valley
Dates: February 5th & 12th, 2017
Equipment: Alpine Touring, Heavy Duty Telemark, or Splitboard
This track is intended for expert level skiers and riders who are new to exploring the backcountry. Maybe you just purchased your first set of AT equipment or splitboard and are looking for some guidance on using it and playing safely and responsibly in the woods. This course will take the form of an instructional tour and will cover layering strategies, what it means to be prepared, navigation, efficient touring and uphill techniques, etc… We will NOT be teaching downhill ski and snowboard technique. If you are considering registering for this course you should be comfortable navigating black diamond level gladed terrain at a resort. At end of the course you will be more comfortable using your equipment and making the transition from ski-to-hike, or hike-to-ski. You will also be more prepared to safely spend a full day in the backcountry.
Bolton Valley Nordic Center in Bolton Valley, VT | Map
Dates & Times
Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Bolton Valley
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Bolton Valley
9:15am – Check-In at Bolton Valley Nordic Center Note: Rental equipment is available on-site (recommend reserving in advance)
9:45am – Introduction & Welcome
10:00am – Instruction Begins
2:00pm – Instruction Ends
Recommended Equipment & Rentals
Students should bring their alpine touring or split-board equipment, as well as a backpack with personal gear for the day. Please make sure to check for proper gear fit prior to arriving for this course. Instructors will be able to help explain how equipment functions before leaving on the backcountry instructional tour.
Bolton Valley Resort, 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd, Bolton Valley, VT 05477
Old Stagecoach Inn, 18 N Main St, Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-5056, www.oldstagecoach.com, Lodging@oldstagecoach.com
CTA Members: $55.00 / Non-members: $75.00
Classes are limited to just 10 students and registration will close the Friday before each session.
All registrations are considered final with no refunds. If the event is cancelled due to weather or conditions, a full refund minus $20 will be provided, or participants can choose to attend a different course if available.