Intro to Ski Touring
Boulder Mountaineering School, CMC Boulder Group
This clinic is designed beginners and advanced beginners who want to try ski touring .
We use traditional xc touring skis. .
The clinic consists two lecture at Neptune Mountaineering with Gary Neptune the projectionist, one nordic area clinic. These are followed by optional ski tours on various weekends throughout the winter.
The first lecture is mainly on equipment and clothing and the second on waxing. The emphasis is on technique for the enjoyment of the Front Range trails--Brainard, Hessie, Peaceful Valley, Coney Flats, etc.
Contact: The Clinic Director
- Walking on skis
- Kick turn and Step around
- Kick and glide (Diagonal Stride)
- Uphill strategies (sidestep, herringbone)
- Downhill strategies (double pole, snowplow)
- Turning (snowplow and basic telemark)
- Basic waxing
Student Equipment: Light touring skis and boots, wax, daypapck, and all necessary ski clothing, food
Application and Student Waivers