Our spring ski mountaineering camp provides the aspiring steep skier/rider with the tools to access terrain they would have otherwise left untouched.
Working in low ratio groups, our guides will cover skills such as; snow anchors, belaying/rappelling, steep snow climbing, and crevasse rescue. We will review and teach these skills in a safe setting, before applying them in bigger terrain features. For this course we will spend three nights in the field, winter camping, with great skiing objectives nearby. If you’ve dreamed of organizing a ski descent of Mt. Rainier, or traveling to AK to hit the dream lines, this course will get you prepared.
We will meet at a predetermined location in either La Grande or Union at 7:30 am to have breakfast and review our plan for Day 1. The drive to one of our chosen trailheads is only 30 minutes from La Grande. Once at the trailhead we begin a snowmobile tow for roughly 4-6 miles. From the end of the snowmobile tow we will shoulder our overnight loads and head into the Eagle Cap Wilderness to set up camp for 3 nights. We will skin for 3-4 hours before setting up our backcountry tent village.
We require that all guests have an avalanche beacon, shovel & probe for our outings. If you do not have your own, you can rent one from ECMG for the day.