Intro to Backcountry Touring


Date: February 3, 2024 
Departure: 7:30 AM  from the Outdoor Program
Return: 5:00 PM 
Location: Local (TBD)
Transport: Provided

WSU Students: $40 || WSU Faculty Staff:  $60 || General Public: $80

Skill Level: Advanced skiers only!  You must be able to ski variable snow conditions on slopes as steep as 40 degrees. (Black Diamond Runs at local ski resorts)

Fitness Level: intermediate

Equipment Provided: Avalanche safety equipment will be provided at no cost.  Bring your own touring set-up, or rent in advance (Please don't keep the group waiting, come prepared). If you need equipment call us at 801-626-6373.

Equipment List: Telemark, alpine touring ski set up, split board, skins, beacon, probe, shovel.

This is your chance to say 'You see that mountain? Yeah, I skied that!'  Join the Outdoor Program for a day of touring in the Ogden backcountry.  We will ski/ride a great backcountry descent.  This program is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of ski touring from how to use your skins, appropriate skin track, kick turns, and begin discussions on avalanche awareness. This day will offer you amazing views and a descent in a pristine backcountry environment.

If you are interested in diving deeper into avalanche education, check out Backcountry 101, by Ogden Avalanche!

Register for this trip today or book a day of private backcountry powder skiing by contacting   

Please email (preferred), call, or stop by if you have any questions. 


Please register at or before pre-trip meeting

Register Online 

OR  | 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT, 84408 

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