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Begin To Skin: BC 101 Guided Backcountry Outing
Friday, February 17th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm| $95.00
This is the perfect first day-long outing for any aspiring backcountry skier or split boarder. We will start at Mt. Bachelor and ride sleds to a quiet backcountry ski spot in the Central Oregon Cascades.
This learning opportunity from Oregon Ski Guides will give participants a comfortable introduction to the basics of touring and climbing, snow safety, skinning up, and skiing or split boarding down some beginning and intermediate runs. All abilities are welcome, but you must have some previous alpine skiing or snowboarding experience.
We will meet at the front entrance of the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center at 8AM (45 minute drive time from Bend). RSVP and pre-payment of $95 is required. Pack a lunch, as it’ll be a full day.
Registrants will need to provide or rent their own backcountry ski gear. Pine Mountain Sports does not offer reservations on winter gear so we recommend securing your gear in advance to be certain that you can get what you need. Shovels, probes and beacons required but also available at no charge via Oregon Ski Guides if requested in advance (via the trip application).
This outing is limited to 10 people as we maintain a ratio of 5 people per AMGA trained/ certified ski guide. NOTE: This outing does not take the place of an avalanche safety course! No refunds given for cancellations made within 7 days of the outing. Call 541-385-8080 to register, and then fill out this trip application the same day.