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Learn to Backcountry Ski
in Crested Butte, Colorado

Women's Backcountry Essentials Courses

Do you dream about skiing iconic peaks? Or about dropping in on untouched canvases of pow?

Start on your journey to learn the art and sport of backcountry skiing. Join other women. Learn to:

  • use backcountry ski gear uphill and down
  • choose routes and navigate in winter backcountry terrain
  • assess winter hazards


Female-identifying individuals ages 12+. Intermediate+ skiers. Reasonably fit. No backcountry experience needed, but all levels welcome.

This course aims to boost your skills and confidence.

The program contains two modules. You can sign up for either or both ($125).


Evening Indoor Backcountry Prep Session ($50)

5 – 7:30PM – indoors. You can bring your gear if you want to ask questions, but you do not near your own gear to attend this session.

  • Preparing for winter travel: weather reports, avalanche bulletins, terrain maps
  • Preparing your pack for a tour
  • Clothing

Morning Backcountry Skills Session ($100)

8 AM -12:30 PM – outdoors. You need to bring backcountry travel equipment to participate in this session.

  • Avalanche transceiver wear and care. Basic overview of how to use avalanche rescue equipment.
  • Efficient uphill skinning techniques
  • Tip on how to transition between uphill skinning and downhill skiing
  • Powder skiing
  • Route finding over snow in the mountains
Each class is based in Crested Butte.
We are proud to offer a 15% discount for students under the age of 18.
Private courses are available.
All abilities and experience levels welcome!
Women backcountry skiing in Crested Butte

Course Offerings

Indoor Prep Sessions

January 11, 2024

February 7th, 2024

Outdoor Skills Sessions

January 13, 2024

February 9, 2024

I love learning to backcountry ski with other ladies!

Register for Winter 2023/24 Courses

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