For more info, please select from the following backcountry skiing / snowboarding classes offered by Utah Mountain Adventures:
Instruction in skinning, downhill technique on skis and snowboards and safe route-finding. Designed for participants with little or no experience in the backcountry.
Join other proficient backcountry skiers and split-boarders for weekly group tours led by UMA guides. Intended for participants with b-c touring experience seeking partners for the backcountry and looking to learn new terrain and avoid avalanches.
Learn skills for safe and efficient backcountry travel on a split snowboard. For intermediate and advanced snowboarders looking to get into the backcountry, and for those seeking a more efficient alternative to boot-packing and snowshoeing.
Backcountry Skiing Scheduled Course
Photo by Lee Cohen
During two days of touring, learn avalanche skills, beacon rescue, safe route selection, efficient skinning, downhill technique on skis and split-snowboard, and enjoy legendary Wasatch terrain. Designed for those who'd like to learn it all in a weekend!
This is an intensive, 3-day, field-based seminar designed to take your backcountry ski / snowboard mountaineering to the next level. A precursor for ski objectives in the Tetons, Rainier, Denali or the Alps, the course also enables participants to ski incredible peaks and couloirs in the Wasatch Mountains. We will teach and practice skills for safe climbing and skiing on big and steep terrain.
This 3-day, field-based seminar will bring participants to a variety of classic Wasatch backcountry ski terrain. Participants should be experienced backcountry skiers or split-boarders, comfortable skiing advanced terrain in un-groomed snow and willing to skin 3,000 feet + per day.
Thank you. You guys are great. Andy Polloczek is unmatched, a great instructor.
- John Pack
Thanks for a fantastic day. Todd Passey is a world class guide. He found great lines and snow. Most importantly he kept me safe. Todd was so impressive at navigating the elements and knowing all of the variables. Thanks for an experience I will not forget.
- Scott Simon
I wanted to let you know what a fantastic time Janet and I had with Todd Glew. His guiding, route choices and knowledge of the area were excellent and, not least of all, he was great company and we really enjoyed hanging out with him. And as for my last day with Todd skiing the Y Couloir . . . that will forever be one of the most memorable days skiing of my life. Wow!!
- Tim Peckett
Just wanted to say we had a FANTASTIC time today on our first backcountry tour. Eric was a wonderful, knowledgable and high-competent guide who truly made our day the best it could ever be. Thank you!
- Coleen Colahan
Quino is a wonderful guide - did a great job taking us up Cardiff pass, couple runs on the slopes north of the pass, and then back to Alta. Quino was great - easy going, set the right pace so that we could all keep up, picked a good route for us. Just perfect - many thanks for having him guide us.
- Harm Scherpbier
Just wanted to drop a quick note thanking you guys for setting me up with such a great guide yesterday! Colby was great and I had an amazing time in the snow. His expertise, professionalism and knowledge of the area was unprecedented.
- Paul Kronser
You have a great bunch of guys here with these individuals and I am sure the others in your organization are just as pleasant. From the office staff I spoke with to all the guides in the field.
- James Albritton