You are flown by helicopter into the remote Monashee range where the annual winter snowfall averages 25 feet. You'll be given the chance to tele turn your way down a multitude of opened treed runs, above tree line skiing and conditions permitting on Blanket Glacier itself. Here the solitary atmosphere and quiet are breathtaking.
Three introductory sessions on telemark ski instruction and a five-day avalanche technology clinic prelude this field trip. Our focus is on skiing, route finding, snow physics and glacial studies. You will be given opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge as you identify snow crystals and dig pits for snowpack analysis. You'll learn winter survival skills as primitive as staying warm to building winter shelters such as snow caves, igloos and quinzhees.