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Backcountry Alpine & Nordic Skiing


Brad Yates
Winter Sports Director
Mike Berry
Backcountry Nordic Skiing Coordinator
Lubos Pavel
Backcountry Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding Coordinator

Welcome to the WMC's "ski the greatest snow on earth" page. There are many useful links on this page which will direct you to things you need to know such as weather forecasts, avalanche conditions, upcoming clinics and talks, trip ratings, bus schedules, road conditions, ski swaps, equipment reviews and most importantly, registration forms if you organize a ski trip.

If you are new to the backcountry consider signing up for a "Break Into The Backcountry" trip. These are for those with skiing experience and working knowledge of their backcountry gear. Volunteers organize a variety of trips throughout the ski season. We encourage you to check the calendar and register early for trips so you don't get shut out. Be safe, have fun and participate in all that this great club has to offer!

The club organizes both Alpine & Nordic backcountry tours. The difference between the two is that in general Alpine tours emphasize the "turn" while Nordic tours emphasize the "tour". Skis mounted with telemark or A.T. bindings as well as split snowboards work well for Alpine tours. Skins are required for Alpine tours. The equipment used for Nordic tours tends to be lighter weight then the equipment used for Alpine tours.

Brad Yates, Winter Sports Director

 


Some of the upcoming activities:

 2016-12-13 Alpine Ski Tour Leader choice MOD+
 2016-12-14 Wednesday Backcountry Alpine Ski Tour MOD+
 2016-12-15 ALPINE SKI TOUR: THURS SKI BACKCOUNTRY MOD
 2016-12-17 Training: Beginner avalanche beacon practice NTD
 2016-12-17 Alpine Ski Tour Post Beacon Practice MOD
 2016-12-18 Nordic Ski Tour: Norway Flats MOD
 2016-12-18 ALPINE SKI TOURING - INTRODUCTORY CLASS NTD+
 2016-12-21 Wednesday Backcountry Alpine Ski Tour MOD+
 2016-12-22 ALPINE SKI TOUR: THURS SKI BACKCOUNTRY MOD
 2016-12-28 Wednesday Backcountry Alpine Ski Tour MOD+
 2016-12-29 ALPINE SKI TOUR: THURS SKI BACKCOUNTRY MOD
 2017-01-04 Wednesday Backcountry Alpine Ski Tour MOD+
 2017-01-05 ALPINE SKI TOUR: THURS SKI BACKCOUNTRY MOD
 2017-01-07 Willows Backcountry Alpine Ski Tour MOD+
 2017-01-07 Alpine Ski Tour Modish Wandering MOD
 2017-01-08 Back Country Avalanche Terrain workShop and Tour. Training MOD
 2017-01-08 Alpine Ski Tour, Powder park TBA NTD+
 2017-01-11 Wednesday Backcountry Alpine Ski Tour MOD+
 2017-01-12 ALPINE SKI TOUR: THURS SKI BACKCOUNTRY MOD
 2017-01-14 ALPINE SKI TOURING - INTRODUCTORY CLASS NTD+
 2017-01-18 Wednesday Backcountry Alpine Ski Tour MOD+
 2017-01-19 ALPINE SKI TOUR: THURS SKI BACKCOUNTRY MOD
 2017-01-21 Alpine Ski Tour, Big Cottonwood Canyon NTD+
 2017-01-21 Alpine Ski Tour Modish Wandering MOD
 2017-01-26 ALPINE SKI TOUR: THURS SKI BACKCOUNTRY MOD
 2017-02-02 ALPINE SKI TOUR: THURS SKI BACKCOUNTRY MOD
 2017-02-04 Alpine Ski Tour Modish Wandering MOD
 2017-02-18 ALPINE SKI TOURING - INTRODUCTORY CLASS NTD+
 2017-02-18 Alpine Ski Tour Modish Wandering MOD
 2017-03-11 Alpine Ski Tour Modish Wandering
 2017-03-25 Alpine Ski Tour Modish Wandering MOD
 


Wasatch Mountain Club, 1390 South 1100 East #103, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2462
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