Mount Hood and the Central Oregon Cascades offer a great venue for ski mountaineering with glaciated terrain, open snow fields, and easy access. In our Introduction to Ski Mountaineering course participants will be exposed to basic crampon and ice axe technique, roped travel, steep skinning techniques, and of course some great skiing!
The goal of this program is to start you on the skin-track toward independent ski mountaineering. It all starts with movement and fundamental skills. We’ll begin to build your skills with rope-work, as well as techniques for transitioning on steep terrain, and how to manage a wild snowpack.