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Five Week Week Alpine Classic

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Objective:
A 5-week coaching course for solid intermediate or above skiers/riders looking to get into touring and ski mountaineering. This course is for those who can’t take a longer course or who want a solid foundation at the start of the season that will enable them to get going independently through the rest of the season.  The course will include all of the 4-day Backcountry Avalanche Course (BAC), is endorsed by the MSC and includes a certified companion rescue component.

Consists of 1 day a week in the field
Plus 60 minutes/week on an online call with specific skills training in preparation for the weekend field session.

Dates:
Field:  5 Sundays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7
Online meeting: five Tuesday nights 8-9pm: July 5 (in-person at Chill), July 12, 19, 26, and August 2nd

Online calls include:

  • Equipment: What do you need to have in your pack and on your feet
  • Packing (includes carrying skis/boards on packs)
  • Planning and preparation – weather, avalanche forecasts, where to get information, back up plans
  • Navigation:  Apps, tricks and tools
  • Technical gear and skills: crevasse rescue kits, ice screws, snow stakes

Field days include:

  • Avalanche terrain evaluation and route-finding in avalanche terrain  
  • Companion rescue
  • Snowpack evaluation and tests
  • Decision making
  • Ski and split board tours to objectives in the Craigieburn and Arthurs Pass
  • Snow anchors, crevasse rescue
  • Abseiling, technical climbing skills

Field: general tours 1:6

Price: Full course – 5 zooms plus 5 field days = $1495

"Thanks so much for a great course. I can't overstate how much I enjoyed it and how perfectly it set me up for more touring days in the future."-Mathjis, previous course participant


Cancellation Policy:

 - ­ Full refund less 15% deposit (admin fee) if you cancel more than 21 days prior to start. There are no refunds on processing fees.

 -­ If you cancel 21 days or less prior to the course start there is no refund.  No refunds or reschedules will be provided in the event of injury, illness (including Covid-19), equipment failure, lack of fitness, or ability.

 -­ If the trip is postponed due to weather conditions on day one, a refund less 15%. Processing fees are not eligable for refunds. 

Our Cancellation Policies are subject to change, please contact us if you have any questions by emailing explore@chillout.nz or phone us on 03 365 6530.

To avoid paying the processing fee, you can pay via bank transfer. In the checkout process, select "Bank Deposit" as your payment method and please transfer the cost of the course into our bank account

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