Women’s Winter Skills Clinic at Yurtski –  March 3rd-5th  Cost: $425

Yurtski offers a Women’s Only Backcountry Ski Clinic where we cover the basics. The class starts at 9am at our trailhead on the 3rd and we aim to be out of the mountains by 5pm on the 5th.  Our instructors are hard working women who love to spend time in the snow.  They have experience in Avalanche Instruction, backcountry medicine, women’s studies, guiding Alpine climbs in the Tetons for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, instructing for NOLS, and directing the outdoor program at the University of Montana.   Our class is designed to give you all the information you need to start getting out into the backcountry.  We cover everything from pack essentials, skinning techniques, route finding techniques, basic beacon training, and rescue scenarios.  We strive to have an environment where everyone is comfortable asking questions and we tailor our curriculum to the group’s needs and goals.  Our instructors can cover the basics or ramp up education depending on the group.  The class includes yurt stay, instructors, all meals and gear haul.  Yurtski lies deep in the backcountry of the Swan Mountains and offers the best possible learning environment.


This class is for the resort skier who is wanting to venture into the backcountry.  As such, we ask that participants be able to confidently ski “blue/black runs” at the resort.  This course is for you if you want to start venturing into the backcountry but want to gain some skills before heading into hazardous terrain.  Participants must know how to ski or snowboard but no prior backcountry knowledge is necessary.  We will be spending our time learning the critical ways to stay warm, safe and enjoy the winter backcountry while having a blast at these remote yurts for the weekend.  Come on up and meet some like minded ladies who love spending time in the mountains!

If you are looking for a full avalanche level 1 class please refer to our other opportunities for this season.

– Course cost is $425, course can be booked online at www.yurtski.com