weston x sje: on-snow sessions

37.9º N, 107.7º W

Join SJE guides on this Weston Backcountry partnered Intro to Split course!

field-test your lessons

from our splitboard 101’s

An introductory course to help you learn the skills necessary to be confident in venturing into the backcountry on your splitboard. This is a perfect course to prep for or couple with an AIARE Level 1; a stepping stone to get off the resort and into the backcountry. We are psyched to partner with Weston Backcountry on these unique sessions, hosted by our extraordinary splitboard guides that are also Weston riders – Jack Klim, AJ Appezzato, and Sarah MacGregor. Learn the basics of using your equipment and shred some pow with great folks – what more could you want!

field-test your lessons from our splitboard 101’s

An introductory course to help you learn the skills necessary to be confident in venturing into the backcountry on your splitboard. This is a perfect course to prep for or couple with an AIARE Level 1; a stepping stone to get off the resort and into the backcountry. We are psyched to partner with Weston Backcountry on these unique sessions, hosted by our extraordinary splitboard guides that are also Weston riders – Jack Klim, AJ Appezzato, and Sarah MacGregor. Learn the basics of using your equipment and shred some pow with great folks – what more could you want!

dates

January 18th, 2020
February 20th, 2020

cost

$200 ($125 with discount code from our
Splitboard 101 at Backcountry Experience in Durango)

LOCATION

Red Mountain Pass, CO

topics covered

  • Equipment Introduction and gear overview
  • Intro to trip planning and terrain selection
  • Use of beacons, shovels, and probes
  • Intro to risk management in the backcountry
  • Proper and efficient transitions
  • Use of uphill climbing skins
  • Track setting and kick turns
  • Intro to Avalanche Awareness

CLIENT:GUIDE RATIO

Up to 4:1 skier to guide ratio

INCLUDES

  • AMGA and AIARE Trained Splitboard Guide
  • Federal Land Use Surcharge (USFS/BLM)
  • Avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)

NOT INCLUDED

PREP+

  • Riders should be in good physical condition, and be comfortable on a snowboard; previous experience using a splitboard is helpful but not a must!
  • This is a great introduction to taking one of our AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Courses, or follow it up with a private guided backcountry day to get a little more pow-riding and see what amazing terrain the San Juan’s has to offer, with our professional guides.

POLICIES

Please familiarize yourself with our Booking & Cancellation Policies.

WAIVER

Anyone participating in our programs must fill out a Waiver beforehand. If you are under 18, please have parent/guardian complete.