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Backcountry Education

The Breckenridge Recreation Department is thrilled to partner with Rocky Mountain Guides for a series of informational and instructional opportunities to safely explore the backcountry. Join us for clinics and tours running through the winter season.

RMG Companion Rescue Clinic (Ages 12 & up)

Have you ever wanted to explore the pristine and untouched side of the mountains? Have safety concerns kept you from traveling the unbeaten path? Join our experienced IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations) guides for our Companion Rescue Clinic (CRC)! Through the CRC you learn how to use your beacon, shovel and probe. The clinic covers searching, shovel and probing techniques in single and multiple avalanche burial scenarios, as well as teaching the necessary safety skills for backcountry skiing.

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RMG Backcountry Basics (Ages 12 & up)

The Breckenridge Recreation Center and Rocky Mountain Guides present: Backcountry Basics! Curious to know what it takes to ski the backcountry? Interested in learning how? Backcountry Basics is for you! Once a month we venture into the backcountry with our newest introductory course to ski mountaineering taught by an IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations) guide. This program is designed to teach you about snow conditions, how to use a shovel, beacon and probe, and how to set up your alpine touring equipment. Backcountry Basics also covers avalanche awareness, route planning, uphill travel and ski technique for a safe descent. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED, however we DO require that you have the stamina to go uphill at elevation for at least an hour and highly recommend that you have completed the RMG Companion Rescue Clinic.

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RMG Guided Ski Tours (Ages 12 & up)

The Breckenridge Recreation Center and Rocky Mountain Guides present: Guided Ski Tours! Would you describe yourself as an experienced skier with solid skiing technique and good stamina? Do you know how to use your beacon, probe, and shovel? This monthly Guided Ski Tour is for you! This group is designed to provide a backcountry trip guided by an IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations) guide. You will meet people that share your passion for the mountains. You'll discover new terrain and learn about current conditions, travel techniques and safety. We HIGHLY recommend you participate in our Companion rescue Clinic before taking part in this Guided Ski Tour.

NO BEGINNER SKIIERS - if you have questions about the required skill level/skill set recommended to participate in this program please contact the Rocky Mountain Guides at (970) 409-9555.

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