This is a season-long backcountry touring series meant to bring off-piste enthusiasts together over a common passion for skiing & riding outside the confines of the resort.
This mentorship program is spread out over a full winter season, allowing participants to analyze the changing snowpack, develop a broader knowledge of backcountry terrain in the Wasatch, practice and implement decision-making skills in avalanche terrain, bond with fellow backcountry tourers and build a deeper connection with experts in the field.
NOTE: Guides plan to cover the skills and objectives listed above as indicated by current weather, avalanche and snow conditions. For example, we don't want to waste a low-hazard powder day on rescue drills. Primary objectives will be announced a day or 2 prior to each tour.
How to Register:
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6 or 7 Fridays (full field day sessions)
NOTE: The first date (Dec 15th Assessment Tour) is required. 6 dates are offered in the new year, but participants may miss one day. Tuition covers 5 of the 6 days in the new year. UMA understands that sometimes life compels participants to miss a day. Participants may add-on the 7th tour date, at prorated fee, if they've attended all 6 tours.
Salt Lake City, Utah
$1650 + tax (tuition covers 6 of 7 tours; including the required first tour Dec 17th)
UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.
Must be capable of ascending 3000'+ at a steady pace in a day. Prior Level 1 Avalanche training recommended. Comfortable & in control linking turns in varied ungroomed snow (light and dense powder, crusts, firm snow, etc) and terrain (trees, gullies, steeps, narrow exit trails).View All Ski & Boarding Courses Guiding & Instruction Ski & Snowboard Equipment Logistics Frequently Asked Questions