Sun, Jan 14|
Berkshire Snow Basin
GROUP TOUR @ BERKSHIRE SNOW BASIN
In collaboration with Adventure East, the WMBA is proud to present a guided ski tour at Berkshire Snow Basin with instructions for beginners. Bussing available from Sunderland!!
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Berkshire Snow Basin, 11 Bridge St, Sunderland, MA 01375, USA
About the event
Come explore some of the best backcountry skiing in Southern New England. We will be traveling uphill so we can then ski back down! We will cover the following topics:
- Safety in the backcountry
- Putting skins on your skis
- Skinning technique
- Making turns going uphill
- Transitioning from uphill mode to downhill mode
- Removing, folding and storing your skins
- Backcountry skiing technique
This is not a learn to ski class; you should already know how to ski on intermediate trails that are not groomed. The terrain we will ski down on can include beginner, intermediate, or expert terrain depending on our location and group abilities. One of the exciting parts of backcountry skiing is the variety of conditions and terrain. You’ll gain an appreciation for many different snow conditions.
If you have never experienced alpine touring before we highly recommend a lesson in alpine touring at Berkshire East before taking a backcountry tour.