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.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

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

Spring 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 02/15/2023

Course content will focus on avalanche awareness (rescue, terrain, weather, snowpack, and decision-making/human factors), side-country ethics, choosing appropriate tours, navigation, basic 1st aid, and field repairs. Leave No Trace skills appropriate for the winter and information regarding natural resource management will also be covered in this course. Previous Avalanche Education and basic touring experience are strongly encouraged. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 15 only. Attendance for the first class is mandatory. Field sessions will be from March 3-5 (Friday - Sunday). No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
02/15/23 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm HPER NORTH 226
Tuition: $325.00 + Special Fee: $95.00 = $420.00      

Instructor: JACK STAUSS

This section is currently full.

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