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Ski Mountaineering

Ski Mountaineering (9th grade- age 21)

*New Program*

There is an information meeting on September 18th at 6pm in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill.

Ski Mountaineering (Skimo) is the original version of skiing: hike up and ski down. Combining backcountry, big mountain and freeskiing with the use of today’s ski touring bindings, athletes have never had such freedom in the mountains.  Skimo can be enjoyed as exercise, an opportunity to lower our environmental impact or as a competitive sport.  This program will serve as an educational introduction and training program for athletes looking to improve ski touring skills and ability, or to compete. Training sessions will be a blend of Ski Touring, off-piste skiing, technical ski skill improvement and backcountry/side country safety education.

Minimum skiing requirement: Ability to ski the entire mountain with a desire to improve skills
Equipment requirements: Alpine touring ski equipment and a helmet. Backcountry safety gear: beacon, probe, shovel
Season pass information: Purchase ski passes to Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill.
Competition information: Participation in one competition is recommended.  Our season will end with Cody’s Challenge

Dates:
October 29-April 4
Fall Training:
T ,Th 4:00- 6:00
On-Snow:
T, Th HH 4:00- 6:00pm
Sa 8:00am – 1:00pm
Program Fee:
$2,600 (+350 work deposit)