Courses in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities.
White Mountain Exploration
This course is for experienced skiers and snowboarders looking to explore more obscure areas in the White Mountains. Depending on the objective, you may experience a long approach, trail breaking, and navigating through the dense New Hampshire forest. Like any good adventure, you may spend more time on the approach than actual skiing.
Your day will start with an orientation and gear check. We’ll review the latest Mount Washington Avalanche Center avalanche advisory and Mount Washington Observatory forecast before heading out. Along the way, we’ll discuss a number of subjects such as:
- safe route finding
- identifying avalanche terrain and other objective hazards
- snow stability
- skinning and skiing/snowboarding techniques in steep and variable ski terrain
The location of this course will depend on conditions and the group ability level, but there is no limit to the terrain we can explore in the White Mountains. You may be sworn to secrecy depending on the location!
This course has a 4:1 ratio of participants per guide.
Participants looking to take this course should have previous backcountry skiing/snowboarding experience and feel comfortable making controlled turns on steep and/or gladed terrain in variable conditions. You should feel comfortable being outside in the mountains for 6-8 hours with enough physical ability to travel uphill with a pack for 3+ miles (with enough energy leftover for downhill travel and possibly checking out multiple locations).
This course requires ski/snowboard boot compatible crampons and an ice axe. You may not end up needing this equipment based on terrain/snow, but it’s important to have it when traveling in steep, alpine, or remote terrain.
Avalanche Safety Equipment
This course may travel in or approach avalanche terrain and avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, probe, shovel) is required for participation.
- If you would like to register multiple people, please complete this registration for each person.
- Confirmation emails will be sent out upon receiving your registration.
- Includes access to private Facebook group to connect with other participants.
- Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like personal advice on which course is best for you.