Ski or Snowboard Tours from Backcountry Adventure Guides in Crystal Mountain (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:01
Skiing allows humans to conquer snow more effectively than attempts in the 1950s involving giant heat-rays. Defeat wintery nemeses with today’s Groupon from Backcountry Adventure Guides at Crystal Mountain and Snoqualmie Pass. Choose between the following options:
- For $95, you get a guided, six-hour introduction to backcountry-ski or snowboard touring at Snoqualmie Pass (a $200 value).
- For $147, you get a guided backcountry adventure on the Crystal Ski Area with lift ticket (a $295 value).
Lead guide and owner Matt Schonwald heads up Backcountry Adventure Guides’ experienced backcountry skiing and snowboarding chaperones, who show customers how to safely navigate untouched slopes. During the Intro to Ski Touring/Split Boarding session, guides impart secrets of implanting fresh tracks to etch striped or gingham patterns into the powdery snow of Snoqualmie Pass or Crystal Mountain, depending on conditions. Instruction on basic avalanche rescue techniques prepares students for safe riding, and six hours on the mountainside provides ample opportunities to master uphill travel and to learn how to find skiable powder. The backcountry adventure energizes heart rates as slope-shredders speed down the double-black-diamond terrain along Crystal Ski Area’s lift-accessible north and south sides. If desired, Backcountry Adventure Guides provides touring equipment to ferry explorers beyond the lift's reach for those hoping of find a supervillain's lair embedded in the peak.
Skiers and snowboarders are responsible for providing their own equipment and should wear layers of clothing to stay dry and warm. Customers who purchase the second option also receive rental avalanche gear such as beacons and shovels in case of an emergency or if riders pick the foundational orange at a grocery-store display.
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