Clinics

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides will be running the following clinics

Saturday Clinics

Intro to Splitboarding Clinic- $145/person (full day)

This camp is step one for the competent resort skier who would like to become more knowledgeable about backcountry skiing and explore the mountains away from the ski area boundary. Many resort skiers have the fitness and skiing ability necessary for backcountry touring but lack the basic fundamental skills, so they are intimidated. They should be.

This camp will introduce you to the skills necessary to participate in future backcountry ski tours, either guided, or as a well prepared and informed member of a non-guided party. The camp starts with an morning session at our Jackson office learning about clothing and equipment selection, the contents of our backpack, and a discussion about the current snowpack conditions. The day will be spent in magnificent GTNP or Teton Pass, ascending and descending one of many classic winter lines. Along the way you will be learning about route selection, track setting, snowpack assessment, weather assessment, and skiing in variable backcountry snow.

The participant of this camp should be capable of hiking uphill 3500’/day and a strong snowboarder to participate. This camp would be a great prep for our AIARE 1 course. Take a break from the worn out boot pack and come join us.

 

 

Hosted by Weston Snowboards:

Ladies Only Splitboarding Clinic- $145/person (full day)

*This course is sponsored by Weston Backcountry

Free demos are given for sign up course, make sure to pick your board up from the Weston tent the night before the event! (Free Demo with Purchase)

This camp is similar to the intro class, but lady *shredders only* This course is sponsored by Weston Backcountry and will include free demos boards for every girl in the clinic! Make sure to pick your board up from the Weston tent the night before the event!

Step one for the competent resort skier who would like to become more knowledgeable about backcountry skiing and explore the mountains away from the ski area boundary. Many resort skiers have the fitness and skiing ability necessary for backcountry touring but lack the basic fundamental skills, so they are intimidated. They should be.

This camp will introduce you to the skills necessary to participate in future backcountry ski tours, either guided, or as a well prepared and informed member of a non-guided party. The camp starts with an morning session at our Jackson office learning about clothing and equipment selection, the contents of our backpack, and a discussion about the current snowpack conditions. The day will be spent in magnificent GTNP or Teton Pass, ascending and descending one of many classic winter lines. Along the way you will be learning about route selection, track setting, snowpack assessment, weather assessment, and skiing in variable backcountry snow.

The participant of this camp should be capable of hiking uphill 3500’/day and a strong snowboarder to participate. This camp would be a great prep for our AIARE 1 course. Take a break from the worn out boot pack and come join us.

 

 

Sunday Clinics

Advanced Splitboarding Clinic- $195/person (full day)

Come learn how professional splitboard guides approach the terrain they are skiing.  JHMG’s Deep Pow Camp is the perfect trip for the backcountry rider who wants to take their game to the next level. Improve your understanding of terrain and snowpack assessment, route selection, companion rescue, and backcountry travel techniques. Both days are spent in magnificent Grand Teton National Park in classic touring terrain. Along the way you will be learning about route selection, track setting, snowpack assessment, weather assessment, and traveling in variable backcountry snow. The best part is that you will be learning while experiencing some of the best splitboarding objectives in the Tetons.

 

The participant of this camp should be capable of climbing and riding 4,000 feet per day. Previous touring experience is a must! This camp is for those who want to improve their understanding of backcountry travel. It’s a good way to prepare for an AIARE 2.

 

 

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course $150/person (full day)

With some of the best backcountry terrain in North America, the Tetons offer a lifetime of opportunity to snowboard in one of the most spectacular places on earth. Learning to negotiate the backcountry takes years of dedication and practice; Jackson Hole Mountain Guides offers avalanche courses and clinics to help you begin and refine your avalanche safety knowledge and make you a safer, more competent back country adventurer.

We highly encourage every backcountry user to take a Level 1 or 2 AIARE Avalanche Education Course and to follow up with yearly practice, so you enjoy a long lifetime of rewarding backcountry experiences. Along with our AIARE Courses, we offer a number of clinics and opportunities that get you into the mountains to put your back country skills to work!

 

 

 

For more information on JHMG: https://jhmg.com/trip-type/backcountry-skiing/

DISCLAIMER

Warning: Splitboarding is an inherently dangerous and hazardous sport and can result in serious injury or death. Attendees take full responsibility for learning proper backcountry travel and avalanche safety. Stay safe out there. Ride with a buddy, take a beacon, shovel and probe AND know how to use them.