Advanced Backcountry Skiing

This full day in the mountains is the perfect follow-up to our Backcountry Skiing I or anyone with touring experience.  We’ll tackle more complex ascents and descents while fine-tuning your skills. We practice group management and proper terrain selection, all while maximizing our time skiing.  We’ll focus more on hazard awareness, land navigation and most important improve your off piste skiing ability. 

Prerequisites

advanced-intermediate skiing or boarding skills and some backcountry experience

Location

Smugglers Notch, Jeffersonville/Stowe, VT
Big Jay, Jay, VT
Bolton Backcountry, Bolton Valley, VT
Camels Hump, Huntington, VT

Dates

Available any day of the week
December 15th-March 31st. Use the contact form below to check availability.

Pricing

prices are based on guide:client ratio
Full day (9am-4pm)
1:1 $245
1:2 $185
1:3 $155
1:4 $125

Half day (9am-1pm, 1pm-4pm)
1:1 $160
1:2 $140
1:3 $130
1:4 $100

Trip Details

Inclusions: Professional ski guide and all technical climbing equipment (harness, helmet, belay devices, crampons, ice axes, ropes and all other appropriate technical equipment.)

Exclusions: Personal gear, food, water and clothing, Alpine touring/telemark/split boarding equipment, skins, ski crampons*. (see equipment list for what to bring)

*Alpine Touring Skis or Splitboards packages are available through The Outdoor Gear Exchange. Book a guided day with Petra Cliffs and receive 40% off a rental of this season's latest equipment! 

What's Next? Where do I go from here?

Mount Washington Ravines 

Adirondack Slides 

2 Day Ski Mountaineering

AIARE Rescue Course 

AIARE Level 1

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