First Tracks into the Backcountry

She stepped into her Rubies for the first time.  She was a backcountry virgin.  Skinning up on the ascent Elle’s, she kept up with the group.  Christy, had come from Amarillo,Texas, traveled through a storm cycle to Breckenridge for a weekend get a way… the Babes in the Backcountry Introduction to the Backcountry Workshop.  A confident resort skier and mother of 5, driving an F250, she was excited for the challenge.  “They don’t get much snow in Amarillo.” (youtube video)
           
Christy joined 4 others for a two-day course on Basic Backcountry Skills and to demo a full suite of G3 gear: Skis, Skins, shovels, probes and bindings. The weekend was filled with both field time and indoor classroom sessions covering how to travel safely in the snow-covered backcountry and how to avoid triggering or being caught in an avalanche. It’s all about planning and preparation. If you are cold and hungry or your gear is malfunctioning you may not be paying attention to the signs of Avalanche Hazards or your own intuition… to read more click here for the Babes in the Backcountry blog.

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