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Intro to Ski Touring

Boulder Mountaineering School, CMC Boulder Group

 

This clinic is designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers who want to try cross-country touring, and we use traditional xc skis. The course consists of two lectures at Neptune Mountaineering, followed by optional ski tours on various weekends throughout the winter. Lectures cover equipment, clothing and waxing. Class emphasis revovles around technique for the enjoyment of the Front Range trails– Brainard, Hessie, Peaceful Valley, Coney Flats, etc.

Contact:  

backcountryski@cmcboulder.org

Topics Covered:

  • Equipment
  • Walking on skis
  • Kick turn and Step around
  • Kick and glide (Diagonal Stride)
  • Uphill strategies (sidestep, herringbone)
  • Downhill strategies (double pole, snowplow)
  • Turning (snowplow and basic telemark)
  • Basic waxing

Equipment Provided:

none

Equipment Needed: 

Light touring skis and boots, wax, daypapck, and all necessary ski clothing, food

Course offered:

Application and Student Waivers: