Silver Mountain Backcountry Weekend
Saturday: On Snow Avalanche Class - Learn how to reduce your risk in the backcountry. Representatives from I.P.A.C. and N.S.P. will teach you how to assess risk and make decisions in the backcountry. No prior classes required; however, participants must be comfortable riding "black diamond" terrain in the trees. This class is offered free of charge. Meet a the flag poles in front of the Mountain House at 9:30 a.m.
Beacon Park Practice - Practice your beacon skills in a controlled environment with experts on hand to answer questions and offer advice. We encourage you to bring your own beacon, but loaner beacons may be available to practice with. Single and multiple burial scenarios will be available for practice. Meet at the flag poles in front of the Mountain House at noon. Participants must be comfortable riding "blue square" terrain.
Deep Burial Race - Race head to head in teams of three to perform a deep burial beacon rescue. Beacons will be buried in five to six feet of packed snow and will require teamwork, technique, and sweat to unbury them. Singles and pairs are welcome. This event is free of charge. Meet at the flag poles in front of the Mountain House at 3 p.m.
Sunday: Wardner Peak Uphill Downhill Race - Enjoy 675 feet of climbing and your choice of one, two, or three laps on the signature terrain of Wardner Peak. This is a short, friendly course with mellow climbs and fun descents. Whether you're a first timer, a backcountry pro, full granola, or finally getting some use out of that backcountry setup you bought with grand intentions, this is going to be fun. More information coming soon.