Learn to use AT (Alpine Touring) ski equipment for uphill travel in a safe learning environment.
If you are looking for some instruction on how to use AT skis, and to learn the basics of skinning and uphill travel, this trip will meet those needs. We will go to Loon Mtn. ski area in Lincoln, NH where instruction will be provided. Topics covered include AT gear basics, setting up for skinning, how to skin efficiently, transitions (skinning-to-skiing, and skiing-to-skinning), as well as thermal and nutrition management. The idea is to provide an opportunity for people to learn the basics of backcountry ski travel in a safe and controlled environment.
A purchase of a $20 ticket at Loon Mountain will be required. Participants will also need AT ski equipment, appropriate winter clothing, and a day pack to carry water, food and extra layers.
Please contact Mike Bratina for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org.