Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding Clinics

Utah Mountain Adventures

January 4-8, 2015


“The trip had started atop the Supreme chairlift at Alta, and by day’s end we had made the first (and only) tracks down two bowls, climbed the East Ridge of Tuscarora Mountain, dabbled in Wolverine cirque, and descended Patsy Marley. What a way to exercise, ski, experience wilderness, and meet new friends.” David Arnold, Mass.

Join guides from Utah Mountain Adventures for a 3-day/4-night Backcountry Clinic Package. Safe travel while skiing and snowboarding in the backcountry is a must and this three-day course teaches skiers and snowboarders the fundamentals during three full days of backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The course teaches avalanche awareness, beacon rescue, safe route selection, efficient uphill travel with climbing skins on skis and split snowboards, and downhill skiing and snowboarding technique, while experiencing legendary Wasatch backcountry touring. Participants will enjoy the warmth, convenience, and fine dining at the Alta Lodge after each day in the backcountry. Must be at least age 14 to participate. Guide to client ratio is 1:3. Equipment is available for rent.* Participants may want to come a day or two early to ski at Alta to acclimate before the three-day clinic begins.

Ability Level

  • should be able to ski or snowboard on non-groomed snow
  • should exercise routinely and enjoy hiking.

The package includes:

  • three days guided backcountry instruction and touring
  • four nights of lodging with breakfast and dinner daily
  • three backcountry touring lunches
  • yoga class (optional)

Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) equipment can only be rented to participants who are being guided by UMA guides.

UMA guides can deliver and adjust this gear for participants:

  • Alpine touring skis, poles and skins:$40 plus tax
  • Split-snowboard, skins and poles:$50 plus tax
  • Skins only:$10 plus tax
  • Snowshoes and poles:$15 plus tax

For questions about the seminar, please contact UMA directly at 801-550-3986 or e-mail

Arrival: January 4
Departure: January 8

$2,093 per person, double occupancy, standard room
$2,681 single occupancy, standard room

Taxes and service charges are included. Slope-facing and economy rooms are also available.



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