Backcountry Ski Retreat

Alta Lodge, March 29th – April 2nd, 2014


This is a wonderful inclusive event in the beautiful Wasatch mountains. This 3-day/4-night Backcountry Clinic Package is a great way to learn backcountry skiing and practice yoga (optional). The course teaches avalanche awareness, beacon rescue, safe route selection, efficient uphill travel with climbing skins on skis and split snowboards, and downhill skiing and snowboarding technique, while experiencing legendary Wasatch backcountry touring. Participants will enjoy the warmth, convenience, and fine dining at the Alta Lodge after each day in the backcountry with evening soaks in the hot tub to top it off. The guide, Winslow Passey, is passionate about sharing the principles of alignment and self awareness taught in yoga and intefrating them into ones skiing technique. The yoga sessions are optional. Must be at least age 14 to participate. Guide to client ratio is 1:3. Participants may want to come a day or two early to ski at Alta to acclimate before the three-day clinic begins.

Ability Level

  • should be able to ski or snowboard on non-groomed snow
  • should exercise routinely and enjoy hiking

The Package Includes:

  • three days guided backcountry instruction and touring
  • four nights of lodging with breakfast and dinner daily
  • three backcountry touring lunches
  • yoga (five sessions)

*$2093 / person, double occupancy, standard room*
*$2681 single occupancy, standard room*

*Taxes and service charges are included, other rooms available. For reservations and inquires on the rooms please call the Alta Lodge, 800-707-2582.*

Reservations at *800-707-ALTA [2582]*

*Guiding Permit is through Utah Mountain Adventures.*

Guide: Winslow Passey