Ski Mountaineer CAMP - April 26-28, 2019

Immerse Yourself In The Uinta Mountains And Learn Ski Mountaineering Skills From An IFMGA Guide

Snowmobile in to the remote region of the Uinta mountains, setup a stylin' basecamp and get ready to learn how to take your skills further. Inspired Summit's Ski Mountaineering Camp is about teaching you the skills you need to safely take your skiing to the next level. Participants will walk away with a solid foundation to move into more technical (no fall zone) terrain as well as learn repelling and anchor building skills, and how to use crampons and ice axes to add security in steep terrain. From steep snow travel to belaying and anchor building we will teach and apply these techniques while ascending and descending narrow couloirs and iconic alpine peaks. The outcome of these three days immersed in this alpine setting is for you to walk away with a solid grasp of the tools that are unique to summiting alpine objectives.  ​​


  • Stability Evaluation for Ski Mountaineering

  • Steep Skiing Techniques and Philosophy

  • Uphill Ice axe and crampon techniques

  • Self-arrest practice

  • Basic Rope Work (harnesses and improvised harnesses, knots, basic belaying and rappeling)

  • Ski Anchors





  • April 26th-28th, 2019

  • Location: Uinta Mountains

  • 3:1 student to guide ratio

  • Guides: IFMGA Guide Emily Drinkwater and ISA Owners, Shaun and Weston Deutschlander

  • Cost: $900 Before Jan. 15; $990 from Jan. 16 - April 10.



What's Included 

  • Snowmobiles

  • All Meals

  • Portering of All food

  • Ropes

  • Belay Devices

  • Carabiners

  • Harness

  • Tents



Who is this for?

Have you ever wanted to ski the NW couloir of the Pheifferhorn, or knock off some of the bigger lines in The Chutting Gallery? What about going beyond your home mountain range to the Uintas? Maybe you aren't quite confident in your terrain management, anchor building, map and compass trip planning, steep skiing or some combination of skills needed to get you to the next level of your ski-mountaineer career. This class is for YOU! 

  • Here's what is required to get the most from the camp:

    • Approximately 20 days of previous ski touring experience.

    • The ability to ski tour at least 3,000 vertical feet per day.

    • The ability to ski slopes 40 degrees in steepness in difficult snow conditions. 

    • Willingness to learn and be outside of your comfort zone. Your non-ski mountaineer friends would classify this long weekend as "hard core." We'll be snowmobiling, bagging peaks and snow camping after all. 

What Do You Bring?

  • Ski crampons and boot crampons 

  • Ice Axe

  • Light weight Harness

  • Alpine touring equipment – rubber-soled AT boots with walk mode required,

  • Pin-bindings strongly encouraged

  • Splitboarding equipment – hard boot, “Dyna-split” style set up strongly encouraged

  • Backcountry skiing clothing and equipment

  • Sleeping bag 

  • Sleeping pad

  • Ski/ Snowboard/ Mountaineering Helmet

  • See Full Packing List here


  • Where do I sleep?

Participants will set up tents, winter camping style and learn skills that go along with sleeping in snowy mountain-terrain. 

  • What will the conditions be like?

We can't predict what the conditions will be like but we're hoping for a diurnal melt-freeze cycle which make for great ski objectives and easy spring travel. 

  • Who are the guides? 

IFMGA Guide Emily Drinkwater, and Inspired Summit Adventure Guides Shaun and Weston Deutschlander.

  • Do I need prior snowmobiling experience?

No. We'll be able to teach you the snowmobile skills you need for this course. 


Do you have other questions? Email us! 


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