Backcountry Touring

Feeling limited by in-bounds terrain? Ready to build the skills and gain the experience necessary to ski outside of the resort? Backcountry skiing takes center stage at the RIDGE Gap Year and Ski Academy programs. You'll get training, earn avalanche certifications, get aquatinted with the latest backcountry gear, and gain experience planning tours during your RIDGE Gap Year or Ski Academy winter semester. 

Go beyond the gates and into the backcountry with RIDGE:

Ski touring is a key training tool for all student athletes at RIDGE and is one of the best ways to build endurance during the winter.

 Backcountry Touring: Backcountry skiing and snowboarding takes you beyond the confines of groomed slopes. At RIDGE Snowboarding in the backcountry allows you to find the deepest powder stashes, far away from crowded lift lines. You'll gain the skills and certifications required for planning backcountry trips. At the RIDGE snowboard academy, you'll have access to the latest in splitboard technology, receive coaching specific to backcountry touring, and you'll ride lines that few others ever see.