FIRST TRACKS CONTINUUM - BC INTRO TOUR

Difficulty: Moderate

Skier Ability: Strong Intermediate

Duration: 4hrs approx

Elevation: 500 - 1000m

Distance: 5 - 10 km

Fitness Level: Good

Group Size: 1 - 5 people

The FIRST TRACKS CONTINUUM tour is a continuation of the First Tracks skiing experience on Sundays at Blue Cow. Designed to introduce people to the backcountry this tour is a shorter version of our Backcountry Intro Tour, with the emphasis on developing introductory skills & techniques for safe, efficient mountain travel. An enjoyable experience of skiing & learning, setting you up for a smooth progression to our more advanced courses. This tour will be conducted on lower angled terrain.

First Tracks Continuum participants are required to be at SMBC HQ in the Guthega Mountain Centre at the bottom of the Car Park Double chair in Guthega at 9:30a.m. sharp! At 9:00a.m. it's time to head to GUTHEGA!

If First Tracks at Blue Cow is cancelled due to unfavourable weather this means Fresh Tracks Continuum will also be cancelled. 

 

THIS TOUR IS BOOKED THROUGH SNOWY MOUNTAINS BACKCOUNTRY, NOT PERISHER

 

Guiding Topics

  • Planning & preparation

  • Equip selection

  • Equipment familiarisation

  • Skinning technique

  • Route selection

  • Emergency response/shelters/Hypothermia management

  • BC etiquette

 

Intended Location

  • Guthega Trig area

 

Rating: Moderate

Requires a good level of fitness. Distances about 5-10km with climbs 500-1000 vertical meters; may be lift assisted.

 

Duration: 4hrs approx, distances include descents which is generally half the total distance

 

Meeting Place

  • Start: Guthega SMBC HQ 10:00a.m. meet 9:30a.m.

    • Brief

    • Equip famil

    • Route overview

Experience Required

  • Least demanding of all experiences! Although this tour is mainly  about skills development an adequate level of fitness is still required

 

Group Size

  • 1: 5 guide to client ratio

Provided

  • Backpack

 

Needs

  • See ”EQUIP LIST" below

  • Alpine Touring skis, climbing skins

       & adjustable poles​ for hire

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