Pass + Lesson + Rental (Skis)

This package is the perfect introduction to backcountry skiing!

You’ll be equipped with a Black Diamond ski touring setup and Dynafit boots, as well as the required snow safety gear. Your Day Pass + Lesson + Rental Package gets you admission to a Backcountry 1, 2, or 3 lesson.

 

 

Backcountry 1: Intro to Backcountry

This welcoming, beginner-friendly on-snow course is geared toward never-evers and folks who have only clicked into their bindings in the backcountry a handful of times. This is a half-day lesson—perfect for anyone who’s ready to jump in and learn the basics, such as: 

  • How to attach your skins

  • How to run a beacon check

  • Backcountry travel basics

  • Transitioning from uphill to downhill

  • Backcountry etiquette and best practices

  • Any other questions you might have!

 

Backcountry 2: Movement and Skills 

This full-day on-snow lesson is geared toward skiers who are comfortable with their touring equipment and have been skinning before. A Backcountry 1 Lesson or equivalent experience is recommended. You’ll leave this course armed with experience and knowledge on:

  • How to properly prepare for a day in the backcountry

  • Traveling efficiently across a variety of terrain

  • Techniques to improve your transitions as well as your uphill and downhill travel

Backcountry 3: Avalanche Prep

The final installment in our three-lesson on-snow Backcountry Progression is the bridge between the skills you’ve already learned and your avalanche education. Backcountry 1 and 2 lessons or equivalent experience are recommended. You’ll leave this course with:

  • More confidence on steep and tricky terrain

  • Introduction to beacon basics, route planning, human factors, and other valuable skills to set you up to get the most out of your avalanche education

  • Clear understanding of what to expect in AIARE 1 and Avy Rescue courses

 

(Backcountry 1 lessons are offered daily. If you’ll be taking a Backcountry 2 or 3 lesson, please check the calendar to make sure you’re booking on a day that it’s offered!) All lessons will have a 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio. We’ll do our best to match splitboarders with splitboard instructors and skiers with ski instructors. 

After your lesson, you have access to Bluebird Backcountry’s 1,200 acres of unguided terrain for the rest of the day. You’re welcome to continue exploring, take a lap with your new friends, or check out the beacon park!

 

Please plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes before your scheduled lesson so we can get you set up with your rental gear.

 

 

Description

You’ll be equipped with a Black Diamond ski touring setup and Dynafit boots, as well as the required snow safety gear. Your Day Pass + Lesson + Rental Package gets you admission to a Backcountry 1, 2, or 3 lesson.

 

 

Backcountry 1: Intro to Backcountry

This welcoming, beginner-friendly on-snow course is geared toward never-evers and folks who have only clicked into their bindings in the backcountry a handful of times. This is a half-day lesson—perfect for anyone who’s ready to jump in and learn the basics, such as: 

  • How to attach your skins

  • How to run a beacon check

  • Backcountry travel basics

  • Transitioning from uphill to downhill

  • Backcountry etiquette and best practices

  • Any other questions you might have!

 

Backcountry 2: Movement and Skills 

This full-day on-snow lesson is geared toward skiers who are comfortable with their touring equipment and have been skinning before. A Backcountry 1 Lesson or equivalent experience is recommended. You’ll leave this course armed with experience and knowledge on:

  • How to properly prepare for a day in the backcountry

  • Traveling efficiently across a variety of terrain

  • Techniques to improve your transitions as well as your uphill and downhill travel

Backcountry 3: Avalanche Prep

The final installment in our three-lesson on-snow Backcountry Progression is the bridge between the skills you’ve already learned and your avalanche education. Backcountry 1 and 2 lessons or equivalent experience are recommended. You’ll leave this course with:

  • More confidence on steep and tricky terrain

  • Introduction to beacon basics, route planning, human factors, and other valuable skills to set you up to get the most out of your avalanche education

  • Clear understanding of what to expect in AIARE 1 and Avy Rescue courses

 

(Backcountry 1 lessons are offered daily. If you’ll be taking a Backcountry 2 or 3 lesson, please check the calendar to make sure you’re booking on a day that it’s offered!) All lessons will have a 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio. We’ll do our best to match splitboarders with splitboard instructors and skiers with ski instructors. 

After your lesson, you have access to Bluebird Backcountry’s 1,200 acres of unguided terrain for the rest of the day. You’re welcome to continue exploring, take a lap with your new friends, or check out the beacon park!

 

Please plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes before your scheduled lesson so we can get you set up with your rental gear.

 

 

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Pass + Rental (Ski) + Lesson: Backcountry 1
Ready to give backcountry skiing a shot? This package is the perfect introduction to backcountry skiing! This welcoming, beginner-friendly on-snow course is geared toward never-evers and folks who have only clicked into their bindings in the backcountry a handful of times. This is a half-day lesson—perfect for anyone who’s ready to jump in and learn the basics.
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Pass + Rental (Ski) + Lesson: Backcountry 2
This skiing package is the perfect way to take your touring skills to the next level! This full-day on-snow lesson is geared toward skiers who are comfortable with their touring equipment and have been skinning before. A Backcountry 1 Lesson or equivalent experience is recommended.
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Pass + Rental (Ski) + Lesson: Backcountry 3
This package is perfect for those wanting to expand their backcountry skill set and get ready—physically and mentally—to take an avalanche course. The final installment in our three-lesson on-snow Backcountry Progression is the bridge between the skills you’ve already learned and your avalanche education.
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