Back-country - it’s the word on every advanced skier and boarder’s lips wanting to get more out of their time at the snow. There is no doubt that Falls Creek offers some excellent terrain outside of the patrol ropes for those who know where to go, but are you prepared for the risks that are inherent in areas outside of the Ski Patrol zone.
Rather than simply advise against, Falls Creek Ski Patrol are making the move to equip keep back-country skiers, boarders and trekkers with a series of back-country awareness educational and practical sessions. These sessions could easily be the difference between making a life-saving decision or the alternative when presented with a risk situation off-piste.
Sessions will be held on multiple dates and are run by the experts of the Falls Creek Ski Patrol. For enquiries and bookings, people are advised to contact Falls Creek Ski Patrol direct on (03) 5758 1288
1. A 1 hour introduction to backcountry skiing and snowboarding
Where: FCRM Board Room
When: Saturday, 25th July & 8th August 2015 – 6-7PM
Cost: Free of charge
2. A 4 hour backcountry awareness practical session (subject to snow and weather conditions)
Where: Ski Patrol Base and Mt McKay
When: Sunday, 26th July & 9th August 2015 – 10AM-2PM
Topics: Planning a backcountry trip, equipment, identifying avalanche terrain, snowpack analysis, route decision making & other dangers.
Cost: $125 per person, bookings essential. Call 03 5758 3502.