Do you need to sharpen your snow science skills? Have you taken your AST1 or AST2 and are looking for a refresher on commonly used snowpack tests? Are you looking to learn more about how to look at the snow under your feet?
In this one-day field course, you will learn how to quickly gather relevant snowpack information. We will show you how to effectively and efficiently use hand shears, burp tests, compression tests, extended column tests, and deep tap tests.
We also include an optional short online learning model to help you sharpen your skills before the course.
Fitness & Ski Skill Requirements:
Flying Squirrels have been ski touring at least ten times and are confident they can put in a 6.5 hour day of moving in the mountains. They can ski or splitboard 1000 vertical meters (3000ft) on back to back days and travel for 10km while following a track. They keep in shape and want a typical day of ski touring, hanging with friends and having a good time.
Flying Squirrels have ridden powder in bounds and out of bounds and have tasted what deep powder can be. Flying Squirrels can ride tree runs but enjoy open bowls more. They are confident on a black diamond runs in bounds; however, cliffs and steep chutes might not be their thing. Flying Squirrels are primarily looking for a good time with their squirrel friends and can join most of our courses and tours.
Pubic Members: This course is $197 +tax per person for the public.
Private Course: $1250 +tax (max 8 people)
KMC Private: $156.25 (+tax)/person needs a min of 6 people
KMC can join public courses for 10% off using your KMC discount code (must be active members)
This course will take place at Whitewater Ski Resort Backcountry. We may use the ski lifts to access the backcountry for courses hosted in the Whitewater Ski Resort Backcountry. If you are not a season pass holder, single-ride tickets must be purchased on the day of your tour.