Based at the famous Williams Peak Hut in the northern Sawtooth Range, you’ll learn important skills such as steep snow travel, belaying and rappelling, and anchor building – then apply them on technical tours, classic peak ascents/descents, or in aesthetic rock-lined couloirs. From entry-level ski mountaineering routes to technical steep skiing objectives, we can accommodate a variety of skill levels.
Ski mountaineering presents unique hazards outside of those encountered on the average ski tour. Participants will leave the Camp with a toolbox of skills needed to manage the varied challenges encountered in the alpine environment.
While skill development and pursuing alpine ski objectives will be the theme of the Camp, we won’t forget to enjoy ourselves and soak in the spectacular alpine ambience of the snow-covered Sawtooths!
Backcountry Magazine “Chute School” Article – February 2009
Read a trip report from the 2013 Spring Ski Mounaineering Camp