Safe travel while in the backcountry is a must, and this course teaches the fundamentals during three full days of backcountry touring. Guests learn avalanche awareness, beacon rescue, safe route selection, efficient skinning on skis and split boards, and downhill technique, while experiencing legendary Utah backcountry touring. Guide to client ratio is 1:3. Participants may bring their own backcountry gear or coordinate rentals through Utah Mountain Adventures. Ski routes are dependent on weather and snow conditions.
The clinic includes: three days ski guiding, four nights of lodging in a standard room, full breakfast and four-course dinner daily, and box lunches on backcountry days; yoga is also included in the March clinic. The all-inclusive package rate for the January clinic is $1,976 per person, double occupancy, or $2,574 for single. The March clinic is $2,091 per person, double occupancy, or $2,689 for single, and includes five yoga sessions. Other accommodations are also available. Taxes and Lodge service charge are included.
About Utah Mountain Adventures
Based in the Wasatch Range near Salt Lake and Park City since 1993, Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) is the premiere full-spectrum, year-round guide service in Utah. Led by Julie Faure and Tyson Bradley, UMA operates under an exclusive permit issued by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
About the Lodge
Alta Lodge has been owned and operated by the Levitt family since 1959. Fine dining, traditional lodge ambience, afternoon tea, and the Sitzmark Bar make Alta Lodge the place to be while on vacation at Alta. For additional information, visit altalodge.com, or call 800-707-2582 for reservations.