The Everett Mountaineers Ski Committee
supports an extensive backcountry skiing program. We offer several
ski courses, as well as ski trips for a wide range of skiing abilities.
Of our courses, the Nordic (Cross
Country) Ski Course has proven the most popular over the years.
It is designed for the beginning cross country skier and is also
to downhill skiers who want to try something new and get away from
the crowds. Avalanche awareness and avoidance
training may be taken independently or in conjunction with the other courses.
The Everett Mountaineers offers an
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course that focuses on decision
making in avalanche terrain and includes terrain selection,
travel techniques, companion rescue and more.
Finally, we offer a Backcountry Ski Course for intermediate
level or better skiers who want to learn techniques for safe backcountry ski exploration
of the Cascades.
In the Mountaineers tradition, all of our courses are taught
volunteer instructors and are therefore quite reasonably priced.
Graduates of our courses are entitled
to sign up for trips conducted by all branches of the club. They
are also invited back for workshops to hone their skills, to assist
with course instruction, and to qualify as trip leaders.
Examples of previous trips are given
in the Archive.
For more information on The Everett Mountaineers Skiing program,
send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.