Mt. Rainier 2-Day Backcountry Ski Touring Add-on
Do you want to take your skiing or snowboarding beyond the boundaries of the ski area? To explore the pristine untraveled snow and mountains that blanket the Northwest during the winter? Let IMG's team of guides and avalanche experts help you develop the skills needed to plan your winter adventures to find the best snow with our backcountry touring seminar designed as an add on to an IMG AIARE Level 1 avalanche course. Taking your skiing/riding skills from the resort to the backcountry is our goal. This is the ideal way to learn and practice responsible backcountry touring, planning and route finding after learning about avalanche hazard evaluation, all under the watchful eye and targeted instruction of our educational staff.
IMG's 2-Day Backcountry Ski Touring Add-on is the package to start you off in the mountains with the right set of skills to enjoy the winter mountains on your skis or snowboard.
The course will focus on some or all of the following after completing the AIARE level 1 program:
- Packing for the Objective
- Tour Planning
- Route Finding/Navigation
- Efficient Uphill Travel and Track Setting
- Travel Techniques for Uphill and Downhill Travel
- Group Management
- Special Considerations for Winter Travel
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Backcountry Area.
Lowest Instructor to Student Ratio
IMG has always focused on the highest quality experience for its students. With an instructor to student ratio of 1:3 you'll receive the best possible educational opportunity.
Training and Fitness
To learn more about training for this seminar, please read our Training Suggestions for Mt. Rainier.