Learn Backcountry Winter Skills

Feel confident in the backcountry with our skills focused courses

Exploring the backcountry is a lifelong pursuit

Whether you are new to out-of-bounds winter sports or a practicing mountaineer, our guides are ready to lead you to new heights. Honing your skills with BVMA means new areas open to you in the high rockies.

 

 

Intro to Backcountry Skiing & Riding

Start your backcountry adventures off right with education from a professional backcountry instructor 

Your first step toward winter adventure

Buena Vista Mountain Adventures knows that there are specific physical skills, techniques, and information about equipment that will unlock your ability. This 1 or 2-Day Intro Course covers equipment selection and use, trip planning, efficient uphill travel, skiing variable conditions, basic avalanche awareness and more. New for the 2018-2019 season, you choose the dates for your course and whether you want 1 or 2 days of instruction and skiing.

Course Details

PRICING . . .

2 People - $175 per person per day

Private - $300 per day, one on one instruction

Groups Contact Us for a custom group rate

PREREQUISITES . . .

Skiers and splitboarders should have confidence with their downhill ability and should be skiing blue and easy black, in-bounds terrain, but need not be experts.

Dates . . .

You choose the dates and whether you want a one or two day course. Please list your preferred dates in the notes section when you book online.

EQUIPMENT . . .

Alpine Touring or Splitboard Setup (Available for rent)

Avalanche Gear: Beacon, Shovel, Probe (Available for rent)

A more detailed list of what you need will be sent with your reservation confirmation email

LOGISTICS . . .

One or Two-Day Course (8 or 16 hours)

Meet at The Trailhead in downtown Buena Vista 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211

Check out out our Local Lodging Partners or Contact Us for additional lodging options

Max CLIENT TO GUIDE RATIO . . .

4 Clients : 1 Guide

 

 
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Ski Mountaineering Skills

Learn to climb and ski the big Spring lines

TAUGHT BY an AMGA Ski Guide

This 2.5 day clinic covers track setting, crampon and ice axe techniques, snow anchors, and more, while culminating in an all day objective.

Course Details

PRICING . . .

$395 person/course

PREREQUISITES . . .

Skiers and splitboarders should should be confidently skiing black in-bounds terrain and identify as an advance to expert skier/rider comfortable in variable snow and terrain.

Dates . . .

May 3-5, 2019.

EQUIPMENT . . .

Alpine Touring or Splitboard Setup (Available for rent)

Crampons & Ice Axe

Avalanche Gear: Beacon, Shovel, Probe (Available for rent)

A more detailed list of what you need will be sent with your reservation confirmation email

LOGISTICS . . .

Two and a half-Day Course

Meet at The Trailhead located in downtown Buena Vista, 402 East Main Street

Check out out our Local Lodging Partners or Contact Us for additional lodging options.

Max CLIENT TO GUIDE RATIO . . .

6 Clients : 1 Guide