Intro to Backcountry Skiing for Riverstone (January 23, 2020)
This backcountry outing introduces skiers and/or boarders to the Mores Creek Summit area. It is designed to familiarize newcomers to Pilot, Freeman, or Sunset Peak backcountry skiing areas.
Participants are mentored on how to recognize and safely travel in avalanche terrain.
Participants get to practice the basics of companion rescue.
Includes: Bitacora field book, waterproof slope angle shaded topo map for Mores Creek Summit, Rescue card, Backcountry Skiing Rituals/Protocols card, and access to Avalanche Science online materials.
Online Orientation: 2 hours to be scheduled.
Field Session: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Excursion
Meet at 8:00 AM at MCS trailhead.
Return to the trailhead by 4 PM.
Maximum of 6 participants.
Requirements: Avalanche rescue gear and ski touring equipment or split-board.