Backountry Skiing: Where To Start?

If you are looking to take your skiing to the backcountry this Winter, you're in the right place! In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will discuss avalanche awareness, tips and tricks for getting into the backcountry and most importantly, answer any questions you may have in a positive, judgement-free venue. This workshop is for YOU! Ask questions and engage your instructors so you can leave feeling ready to take the next steps toward backcountry skiing. You belong in this community and we are so excited to have you join us for this workshop.

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GIVING BACK TO OUR SKI COMMUNITY

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Length: 1 Hour
When: November 9 or 30, 2020
Where: Your Place via Zoom

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Length: 1 Hour
When: December 14, 2020
Where: Your Place via Zoom

COST

Workshop: FREE

WHAT TO EXPECT

Itinerary

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING AND AVALANCHE AWARENESS WORKSHOP
  • 6:45PM-  Join the virtual Zoom meeting via the link that is sent to your email.
  • 7PM-7:20PM- Avalanche Awareness
  • 7:20PM-7:30PM- Backcountry Skiing Tips and Tricks
  • 7:30PM-8PM- Q&A with NEM guides

Skills Taught

This workshop could easily be several days long, but we have 1 hour. We'll do our best to get you the information and resources you need for a safe and successful Winter.

  1. For all ages and ability levels
    • Avalanche Awareness
    • What gear do I need?
    • How do I know where to go?
    • Online and print resources for tour planning.

 

What Do I Need?

FOR THIS WORKSHOP, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING

A computer with Zoom downloaded prior to the course. A strong WiFi connection and a distraction free space.

 

 

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GENERAL POLICIES

NEMs Adventure itineraries are subject to change or be adjusted based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, route conditions, weather, terrain, group dynamics and many other factors. NEM has complete discretion to change plans to accommodate any of these or other factors, including the discretion to change program schedule or itinerary, and change guides or staff, as necessary for the proper and safe conduct of the program.

We reserve the right to cancel any program due to inadequate signups, weather or route conditions. In such a case, an NEM credit for the full value is given; however, NEM cannot be responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).

NEM reserves the right to dismiss the Participant from a trip at any time if NEM determines, in its sole discretion, that the Participant is not physically, technically, or psychologically prepared for or capable of participating in the program. This includes being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

SUMMIT ATTEMPT

Northeast Mountaineering cannot guarantee that you will reach the summit or complete the objective you have signed up for. Weather, route conditions, your own abilities or the abilities of others may create circumstances that make an ascent unsafe, and you or your entire party will have to turn around without reaching the summit. Your program fee entitles you to one mountain experience on your specified dates.

MINIMUM REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

For our adventures to run as booked, we must have 50% enrollment of the maximum participant allotment. As an example, if the program has a maximum of 6 people then we must have 3 registered participants for the adventure. In the case of low registration, you may be asked to postpone or join another group on a different date. Exceptions may be made but it is at complete discretion of Northeast Mountaineering, its guides and agents.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Safety is NEM’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains but they cannot eliminate them. NEM guides draw from their wealth of experience and training to make sound decisions that maximize your experience without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Please clearly understand that mountaineering and all other mountain adventures are inherently hazardous sports. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which participants have been injured and killed. While those accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge the risk and hazards of these sports, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in these activities.

NEW ENGLAND ADVENTURES

Payment in full is due at the time of booking. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND INCLUDING MOUNT RAINIER

A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check your specific adventure. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.

INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES

A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check your specific adventure. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.

CANCELLATION

Up to 30 days before your adventure: Full Refund will be issued 29 days - 72 hours before your adventure: Full Refund in the form of NEM credit Within 72 hours of your adventure: No refund will be issued* In the event that you have a positive COVID-19 test and need to cancel within 72 hours, you will be issued an NEM credit for your adventure. If NEM cancels your adventure due to weather or another unforeseen reason, you will receive an NEM credit.

CHANGE OF DATE

Date changes are subject to availability. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 7 days prior to your adventure without incurring a date change fee. Date changes may be requested between 7 and 3 days prior to your departure date for a $25 fee per person. There are no date changes allowed within 72 hours before your adventure.