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MRVBC Backcountry Season Primer Workshop

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand:
MRVBC has partnered again with Kel Rossiter of Adventure Spirit to offer a 1-day workshop on backcountry fundamentals. The BC Primer will be an all-day workshop held at the Mad River Glen Basebox and on the mountain on Sunday, December 3, 2023. The course topics will help those who are newer to backcountry skiing/riding feel more comfortable going out into the deep woods of our region in search of untracked snow. More experienced skiers/riders will gain useful insights and information for exploring mountains further afield. And all will certainly enjoy meeting and connecting with other BC enthusiasts in our community!

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Mad River Glen, 3rd floor Basebox
Cost: CTA + MRVBC members $55 | Non-members $95
Tip: Become a CTA/MRVBC member for $40 and receive the member discount and many other benefits!
Pre-registration is required and is limited.

Workshop Topics
Fundamentals (layering, food & drink, what’s in your pack, BC equipment options)
First Aid Considerations (handling common injuries, looking at a sample first aid kit, and considerations for improvised evacuations)
Repair Kit (ideas for fixing your gear if it fails miles into the BC)
Useful Techniques&Skills (techniques for everything from putting on skins, to kick turns, to transitioning efficiently from uphill to downhill)
Avalanche Considerations & Rescue Fundamentals (snowpack, terrain, triggers, weather, Northeast condition specifics, forecasting, beacon rescue basics)
Northeastern-Specific Considerations (how to be a responsible BC skier and make the most out of your skiing days in our unique region)
Tour Planning (terrain types, map usage, backup plans)
Putting it all together


December 3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mad River Glen
57 Schuss Pass Road
Waitsfield, 05673
(802) 496-3551
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