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The Women's Backcountry Series

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The Women's Backcountry Series

THE WOMEN’S BACKCOUNTRY SERIES is a program designed to provide the wonderful women of Whistler with the knowledge, mentorship, and community support necessary to ski & splitboard safely in the backcountry. The WBS is presented by MOUNTAIN SKILLS ACADEMY, in partnership with THE ESCAPE ROUTE, and HUNTER GATHER.

The Women’s Backcountry Series is a community project and as such, it will rely on the dedication, generosity, and stoke of the community to make it happen. What I’m trying to say is that THIS IS YOUR PLACE. This is a grassroots initiative to develop a community of women here in Whistler who believe that coming together can make us all stronger.

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Nov - Apr

WOMEN'S - INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Average Fitness & Intermediate Skier

There is no better place in the world to learn backcountry skiing than Whistler and our guides will ensure you have an enjoyable and educational day.

Nov - Apr

WOMEN'S - AVALANCHE SKILLS TRAINING 1

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Average Fitness & Intermediate Skier

Course design and refinement by IMFGA/ACMG Mountain Guides/CAA Operations Level II Professionals of extensive experience.

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Dec - Apr

WOMEN'S - ADVANCED BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS CLINIC

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: See Clinic

This course is developed around skiers and splitboarders who have been out in the backcountry a number of times and are looking to refine their skills.

Nov - Apr

WOMEN'S - COMPANION RESCUE SKILLS CLINIC

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Average Fitness

Spend the day with a guide who will teach you the most up-to-date Search and Rescue techniques to make you a more valuable member of your touring party.

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