In the world of ski touring and splitboarding, a skill separates the pros from the pack – the ability to craft a safe, efficient, and downright awesome skin track. If you've ever found yourself struggling to blaze the perfect trail or wished you could finesse those corners like a backcountry boss, you're in for a treat. At KBG, we're your ultimate guide to elevating your skin track game, turning it from a mere skill into an art form.
- Terrain Wisdom: Discover the golden rules of terrain selection. We'll unravel the mysteries of where to tread and where to avoid, ensuring you carve out paths that keep you safe and in control.
- Master the Angle: Setting the perfect skin track angle is a game-changer. We'll spill the beans on how to nail it every time so your uphill journey is smooth, efficient, and practically poetry in motion.
- Corner Crafting: Corners can be tricky beasts, but fear not! Our experts will guide you through crafting corners that are so smooth they practically glide beneath your skis or board.
- Corner Confidence: So, you've built a corner – now what? Uncover the tricks to navigate your creation with finesse, conquering corners like a true backcountry maestro.
- Micro Magic: Small features, big impact. Learn the secrets of utilizing micro features to your advantage, making your skin track efficient and graceful even in the trickiest terrain.
- Map Smarts: Your map is your best friend. We'll teach you how to harness its power and avalanche forecasts to choose the perfect terrain, ensuring you control the best route possible.
- Spreading Out: Sometimes, it's all about giving yourself some space. We'll dive into the when, why, and why not to spread out, optimizing your skin track for a stellar experience.
Fitness & Skill Requirements:
Fitness Skills (Up Hill)
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.
Ski Skills (Downhill)
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.
Dates & Costs:
- $197 +tax per person
- Private Course: $1250 +tax (max 8 people)
This course will take place at Kootenay Pass. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the trail head.
- Dec 17 2023 with Judson Wright ACMG/CAA PRO
- KMC Members get 10% OFF
Booking & Cancelation Policy: