Colorado Skiing

Steep Skiing/Boarding clinic

Learn the skills and techniques for steep skiing in this Steep Skiing Clinic with Apex.

Dates

  • April 29-30, 2017

Duration

8-8.5 hours daily during the 2-day course

Locations

  • Continental Divide - Arkansas/Democrat area

Cost

  • Max guide to client ratio 1:5 and minimum 2 participants required to run.
  • $450 per person

Difficulty

Three of Five

Experience Level

Intermediate to Advanced

As Colorado’s snowpack stabilizes in the spring Apex will be offering a Steep Skiing Clinic.

These clinics will teach the fundamentals of efficient skiing technique in the steeps. Students will learn how to safely and confidently explore and manage risk and reward. Offering the highest level of instruction, our guides provide tips on finding the best line, reading a slope, and managing avalanche terrain.

Backcountry touring options:

Telemark Skiing –  (call for more info)

Alpine Touring Skiing

Splitboarding

Course topics may include:

  • Finding the best line
  • Managing Avalanche Terrain
  • Reading a slope

In this Steep Skiing Clinic our focus is on creating an unforgettable day, developing your technique, and taking your skills to the next level.

Advanced reservations are recommended, not required. Some personal items provided by participant(s); see our gear list.

Ready to sign up? Register at the Book It tab above. You may also call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page.

What to bring:

  • Beacon/probe/shovel (rental available)
  • *No cotton – cotton does not wick moisture or insulate when wet.
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom (thin)
  • Synthetic or wool long sleeve top (medium)
  • Mid layer top and bottom
  • Synthetic or wool socks
  • Winter jacket
  • Snow pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Food
  • Extra wool or synthetic socks

You may use the following means of backcountry travel:

  • Alpine Touring Skis
  • Telemark Skis (call for more info)
  • Split board
  • Boots, poles, and skins

You may also want to consider:

  • Hand warmers
  • Hot liquid
  • Liner socks
  • Adjustable Poles
  • Small day pack
  • Extra gloves
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle insulator
  • Camera
  • Insulated "puffy" jacket

If you wish to complete your participant forms in advance, download and print out the pdf below. Complete both pages for each participant, and give to your guide at the beginning of your trip.

Participant forms

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