Rocky Mountain Ski Mountaineering Camp

Location Colorado

Season Winter - Spring

Difficulty Intermediate to Difficult

Duration 1 Evening Online 2 Field Days

Overview

This 1 Evening/ 2 Field Day camp is ideal for the experienced backcountry skier or rider who is looking to break into the world of ski or splitboard mountaineering. Participants will learn what it takes to ascend and descend technical lines with oversight and mentorship from one of our experienced ski or splitboard guides. All of this will take place while riding steep, technical lines in Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants will walk away from this camp feeling more confident in their basic mountaineering and navigation skills.

 

Participants in this camp should be advanced skiers, comfortable with steep, un-groomed and treed terrain. Expect to hike uphill for 2,500-4,500 vertical feet each day. 

Season Winter - Spring

Elevation Gain 2,500' - 4,500' per day

Minimum Age 18

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Day 1

Meet on zoom at 6pm to discuss: clothing, equipment, packing and current snowpack conditions. 

  • Introductions
  • Equipment/Clothing
  • Packing
  • Avalanche Bulletin/Forecast
  • Advanced Navigation Resources
  • Weather Resources
  • Plan for Day 2/3

Day 2 and 3

Meet in Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants will have the opportunity to ascend and descend some of the most amazing ski mountaineering terrain that the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Participants will also go over the following subjects in the park:

  • Steep Skiing and Riding Techniques
  • Ice Axe Use
  • Booting and Crampon/Ski Crampon Use
  • Skin-track Setting and Pacing
  • Technical Transitions in Steep Terrain
  • Basic Rope Fundamentals/Management
  • Snowpack Assessment
  • In Field Navigation
  • How to Properly Debrief

Pricing: $850 per person

UPPER LAYERS

BOTTOM LAYERS

  • Bottom Synthetic or Wool Long Underwear Bottoms Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Butterman Tight
  • Shell Pant: full side zips and built-in gaiters Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Highball Pants
  • Socks:  Synthetic or wool. Sized for your boots and blister protection. Liners recommended.

HEAD AND HANDS

ACCESSORIES

SKI/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY (Packages available for rent at JHMG)

  • Boots: Alpine Touring, Telemark, or Snowboarding Boots
  • Skis or Splitboard with compatible binding for boots
  • Climbing Skins (fit to skis)
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet
  • Ice Ax
  • Crampons (ski boot compatible)
  • Ski Crampons
  • Harness

SNOW SAFETY EQUIPMENT (REQUIRED and available for rent at JHMG)

 

 

Testimonials

  • Top notch guide service with enormous experience. I love the educational aspect as well. I always learn a ton.

    — Dirk Friel
  • Amazing Back Country Ski day with JHMG. Our Guide knew exactly where to find the best pow! I wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    — Rob Barton
  • Sensational! What an amazing experience. This experience was top-notch. The guides are experts, sponsored by core brands, and totally friendly. You will get pushed to your limits but what is really nice is that they take the time to combine people with similar skill levels. They are here for you.

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