Scheduled Course - Alta Lodge Backcountry Skiing Clinic

Alta Lodge Backcountry Skiing Clinic


Safe travel while skiing in the backcountry is a must and this three-day course teaches skiers the fundamentals during three full days of backcountry skiing. Participants have a day to ski at Alta to acclimate included with the three-day seminar.

The course teaches fundamentals of avalanche awareness, beacon rescue, safe route selection, efficient skinning on skis, and downhill skiing technique while experiencing legendary Wasatch backcountry touring. Participants will enjoy the warmth, convenience, and fine dining at the Alta Lodge after each day in the backcountry. Must be at least age 14 to participate. Guide to client ratio is 1:4 maximum, and lower ratios as needed to accommodate different abilities.

Ability Level:

Ski level: should be able to ski on non-groomed snow.

Fitness: should be able to ski on non-groomed snow.

Alta Lodge Backcountry Skiing Clinic

Alta Lodge Backcountry Skiing Clinic

Photo by Lee Cohen

The Package Includes:

  • one Alta lift ticket
  • three days guided backcountry instruction and touring
  • five nights of lodging with breakfast and dinner daily
  • three backcountry touring lunches
  • includes all taxes and service charges

The Package Includes:

We encourage you to call Utah Mountain Adventures if you have any questions concerning the backcountry guiding. To book, please contact the Alta Lodge directly to make a reservation for this package.

(800) 707-2582;

Course Details

2015 Dates

January 4 - 8, 2015
March 29 - April 2, 2015


3-days / 4-nights


Salt Lake City, Utah


Please see the Alta Lodge page for pricing details


Introductory. No previous backcountry experience necessary.

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Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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