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The focus of the Backcountry Ski Program is multifaceted. Students learn how to use alpine touring set-ups and avalanche-safety gear. Once comfortable with their gear, students learn about safely traveling in avalanche terrain, the factors that influence snowpack/avalanche conditions, and how to balance group dynamics and risk management. Aside from these hard skills, students spend time learning about the role snow plays in Western landscapes.  $700 per student. Questions? Please contact

Ability Level

This is not a program that teaches students how to ski. Students will be expected to be proficient skiers and able to ski in the following conditions: deep, unconsolidated snow, tight trees, crusty/unfavorable snow.

Dates & Locations

January 20, 2023: Lolo Pass

January 28: Lolo Pass

January 30: Lolo Pass

February 4: Lolo Pass

February 18: Marshall Mountain

February 24–26: Stateline Yurt




  • One-night stay at the Stateline Yurt (food for the trip included),

  • A single ride lift ticket at Lost Trail.

  • A full-day lift ticket to Snowbowl (if student't doesn't have a season pass).


If you determine that this program is not a good fit for your student, this determination must be made before the 4th session. A refund will be issued based on how many days your student participated in the program.

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