Women’s Backcountry Ski Camp
We’re thrilled to offer our second annual Women’s Backcountry Ski Camp in collaboration with Telluride Helitrax!
This weekend, based out of the Helitrax Bridal Veil Basin Ski Camp, is a treat! The camp features Arctic Oven heated tents set in a stunning location, high in Bridal Veil Basin above the town of Telluride. This weekend will take place March 10-12, 2023. Our camp is surrounded by a variety of ski options allowing us to take the best advantage of snow conditions. It’s a great opportunity to start your progression into ski mountaineering—if that is where your interest lies. If you have never winter camped before, this is a light introduction into what will become an important skill set for you as you explore mountaineering objectives. From here, we encourage you to pursue a spring ski mountaineering course in the San Juans, followed by a likely life changing experience in Alaska on the Pika Glacier for an Alaska oriented ski mountaineering course. We also want to make this weekend about taking the next step in decision making. Learn skills to asses terrain, dig snow pits, and advance your touring technique. We will offer this as an adaptable curriculum based on group goals.
While this is a helicopter-supported camp, we will not be utilizing that resource to access the camp. Our day will begin on the Telluride Ski Resort, so purchase of a one-day ski pass (not included with this trip) is necessary. From here we will ski out the gate to ski/skin over to Bridal Veil Basin.
Both skiers and splitboarders are welcome to join this course, but it’s intended to be an exclusively women’s and female-identifying weekend (sorry, fellas).
To register, you should ideally feel comfortable skiing most resort terrain up to double black diamonds, and maintaining good control and confidence on that terrain in a variety of snow conditions. We recommend a minimum of one to two years of backcountry skiing experience. All participants should have basic familiarity with their touring equipment, baseline uphill skinning technique, and the fitness to tackle two back-to-back days in the mountains at high altitude.
To join, reserve your spot below or contact the Mountain Trip office at [email protected] or (970) 369-1153.