Sierra Club Outdoors and veterans of all eras and nationalities currently living in the States.
The Course will initially meet and spend the first part of the morning in Cooke City, MT at the Beartooth Power Guides Office. The remainder of the course will be held at the Woody Creek Cabin, which is a skin-in backcountry lodge. Participants will ski out on Sunday afternoon.
Powder skiing in the rugged and remote mountains that surround Cooke City will be the course's primary focus. Of course, traveling to the top of mountains under ones own physical power, takes time and provides the perfect scenario for sharing and teaching guests about Avalanche Safety, decision making, wildlife tracking and high mountain ecology.
Over a four day period, participants will gain knowledge and experience for backcountry powder skiing/riding to include avalanche safety and rescue skills, up hill and downhill terrain management, decision-making and trip planning. In addition to these skills, ski touring and spending the entire day in the mountains will allow the lead Ecology guide Jesse Logan and Beartooth Powder Guides other two trip leaders to discuss and demonstrate such things as wildlife tracking, high mountain forest ecology and expose guests to dramatic Alpine objectives and views.
Upon returning to the cabin in the afternoon/evenings, a debriefing of the day’s events will take place and high mountain ecology and mountain safety discussions will be held over après ski snacks.