Backcountry Ski/Splitboard Yurt Trip
Departure Time: Saturday, February 18 at 6:00 AM
Return Time: Monday, February 20 at 8:00 PM
Registration Deadline/Pretrip Meeting: Monday, February 13th at 6 p.m.
Location: Bloomington Canyon, Idaho
Student Price: $120 || WSU Faculty/Staff: $180 || General Public: $240
Skill Level: Must be able to ski or ride at an advanced/intermediate level
Fitness Level: Strenuous physical activity
Age: 18 and over
Equipment Provided: Sleeping bags, meals from Dinner on Saturday to breakfast on Monday. Feel free to bring snacks and cash for snacks on the road. Avalanche Safety equipment (beacon, shovel, probe) provided. Please be sure to reserve this package on a rental order when you register.
Equipment Needed: Alpine Touring skis, Splitboard, or Telemark skis. Uphill travel is required for this trip! All of this equipment can be rented at the WSU Outdoor Program at a 50% discount for those attending this trip. YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR EQUIPMENT AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION TO ENSURE CORRECT SIZING AND AVAILABILITY. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Details: This is the trip of the season, with phenomenal snow, endless options and 2 nights at the yurt. Bloomington Canyon boasts incredible ski and splitboard terrain, and the backcountry yurt is the perfect way to access and experience it. The yurt sleeps up to 12 people and is fully equipped with a large wood stove to keep you warm, cooking equipment, and bunk beds. This trip is for participants with strong skiing/riding skills and fitness who want a solid introduction to backcountry skiing/riding. The yurt sits at an elevation of 7619 ft and is 7 miles from the Bloomington Canyon trailhead. From the trailhead, it is a 1600 ft vertical gain to the yurt. The trail is groomed year-round but is dependent upon snowfall. This trip requires participants to be in good physical condition. Please call for additional information.
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