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Mammut Education Center

Intro To Backcountry @ Copper Resort

Ever wanted to get out on backcountry skis or split-board but don't have any experience and want to try it in a more controlled atmosphere?

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Intro To Backcountry @ Copper Resort
Intro To Backcountry @ Copper Resort

Time & Location

Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Mammut Education Center, 184 Copper Cir, Frisco, CO 80443, USA

About the Event

Come join us for an introduction to backcountry course.  We will introduce how avanlanche safety equimpent is used, fit and use of your choice of skis or splitboard and then take a skin up.  We will be following a 1.5 mile "backcountry" route climbing 600ft through the woods on a dedicated uphill track to the top of a green rated groomed run back down.  Don't worry about having any gear, we got you!  We will provide your choces of: backpack, transciever, shovel, probe, boots, skis/board, and poles.  Check our Backcountry FAQ and let us know if you need anything else, please reach out to info@hcvaco.org to let us know what that is.

Rental splitboarders will need to bring their own boots.  Rentals are full sets only.

Be sure to come early as parking at Copper is serviced by bus to and from the resort.  You will need to take the BLUE bus 

to the CENTER VILLAGE where it will drop you off a short walk from Camp Hale Outfitters.  Plan to be parked no later than 0830.

Schedule of events:

0900-0930 - meet at the MAMMUT EDUCATION CENTER inside of the Camp Hale Outfitters to sign waivers and distribute gear.

0930-1100 - Go through gear with us familiarizing with use and terminology.

1100-1400 - on trail gear use/instruction.

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