Backcountry Ski Touring - Wasatch Range
Academic Noncredit

This course is designed to introduce students to the foundational techniques for skiing in backcountry alpine terrain in the Wasatch Range of Utah. Course content will focus on avalanche awareness (rescue, terrain, weather, snowpack and decision-making/human factors), travel techniques (split board, alpine and telemark, route-finding, laying of a skin track, terrain selection), side-country ethics, choosing appropriate tours, navigation, basic 1st aid, and field repairs. Course content will be learned and applied over one classroom session and four field-based experiences. Leave No Trace skills appropriate for the winter and information regarding natural resource management will also be covered in the course. Expert level skiing is not required.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

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Class Sections For Backcountry Ski Touring - Wasatch Range (PRTS 304)

Spring 2018 Section 1, Starting on: 01/09/2018

Attendance at first class meeting mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets on campus Jan 09th only. Field sessions Feb 09-11 (Fri-Sun). Previous Avalanche Education and basic touring experience is strongly encouraged. No camping. Course content will focus on avalanche awareness (rescue, terrain, weather, snowpack and decision-making/human factors), travel techniques (split board, alpine and telemark, route-finding, laying of a skin track, terrain selection), side-country ethics, choosing appropriate tours, navigation, basic 1st aid, and field repairs. . Course includes a full day ski pass at Brighton Ski Area for instruction in side-country techniques and ethics. Leave No Trace skills appropriate for the winter and information regarding natural resource management will also be covered in the course. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/09/18 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm HPER NORTH 236
Tuition: $292.00 + Special Fee: $95.00 = $387.00

Instructor: JOSHUA BECKNER

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