BC Season Primer

Back by popular demand:

MRVBC has partnered again with Kel Rossiter of Adventure Spirit to offer a 1-day workshop on backcountry fundamentals. The BC Primer will be an all-day workshop held at the Mad River Glen Basebox and on the mountain on Sunday, December 3, 2023. The course topics will help those who are newer to backcountry skiing/riding feel more comfortable going out into the deep woods of our region in search of untracked snow. More experienced skiers/riders will gain useful insights and information for exploring mountains further afield.  And all will certainly enjoy meeting and connecting with other BC enthusiasts in our community!

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Mad River Glen, 3rd floor Basebox

Cost: CTA + MRVBC members $55 | Non-members $95

Tip: Become a CTA/MRVBC member for $40 and receive the member discount and many other benefits!

Pre-registration is required and is limited. REGISTER 

Workshop Topics

Fundamentals (layering, food & drink, what's in your pack, BC equipment options)

First Aid Considerations (handling common injuries, looking at a sample first aid kit, and considerations for improvised evacuations)

Repair Kit (ideas for fixing your gear if it fails miles into the BC) 

Useful Techniques&Skills (techniques for everything from putting on skins, to kick turns, to transitioning efficiently from uphill to downhill)

Avalanche Considerations & Rescue Fundamentals (snowpack, terrain, triggers, weather, Northeast condition specifics, forecasting, beacon rescue basics)

Northeastern-Specific Considerations (how to be a responsible BC skier and make the most out of your skiing days in our unique region)

Tour Planning (terrain types, map usage, backup plans)

Putting it all together