Mar 03, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

ADAC 430 - Back Country Skiing (P-1b)

1 hour

This course is a multi-day immersion in backcountry skiing and winter expeditionary travel. This is a human powered outdoor adventure with a focus on developing leadership skills useful to real life. There are no ski lifts. The focus is on technical skiing skills and traveling light, evaluating hazards, and moving through alpine terrain in the most efficient and enjoyable way possible. Students should be prepared for a physically demanding experience and should have intermediate level skiing or snowboarding experience. Students will participate in an avalanche safety course as part of the course field experience. The semester consists of classroom preparation, and an extended trip. This trip will take place during the January week prior to school starting if offered in the Fall semester, or Spring Break if offered in Winter semester. Backcountry huts will serve as the base camp for group safety and comfort. The goal is for the lab fee to cover the costs of avalanche safety course, all rental gear, lodging and transportation. Lab Fee: 24 ($1,300)