Friday, February 5, 2010

Hone your backcountry winter survival skills

Snow skills class digs into powder

The Community School’s Trail Creek Institute will hold a three-day “Outdoor Education” class with Tom Boley and Rob Landis, Feb. 17-19. Photo by

Having backcountry winter survival skills is an essential to backcountry touring enthusiasts or for anyone who wants to feel safe in the snow. The Community School's Trail Creek Institute wants to give adults an opportunity to learn winter survival skills in its three-day class, "Outdoor Education," with Tom Boley and Rob Landis.

The class will take place Wednesday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 19. Throughout the course of the class, participants will learn backcountry travel, winter gear, cooking, fire building and snow shelters. The class will use a Boulder Yurt as its main base and on the last evening class attendees can spend the last night in their own snow cave.

The cost for the entire class is $350, which includes expert staff, food, group gear and lodging.

For details, call 622-3955.

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