This course teaches a solid foundation of efficient uphill and downhill travels skills. The course is taught at Hidden Valley, a former ski resort in Rocky Mountain National Park that shuttered in 1991. This trailhead allows us to utilize quick access to uphill routes and off piste slopes for downhill skills coaching. Our AMGA trained/certified instructors can kick start your backcountry skiing/riding ambitions! The curriculum covered includes equipment considerations, basic functions of avalanche rescue equipment, proper use and care of skins, appropriate and efficient uphill travel, efficient transitions, layering, route finding, track setting, and more!
If you require lodging at our Estes Park Adventure Hostel, please make your reservations online in advance. Beds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our hostel features 16 beds in 3 rooms, bathrooms, showers, a full kitchen with appliances, dishes and utensils, wi-fi, ping-pong table, and a lounge area. Please be considerate of others lodgers during your stay.
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