Come explore the snowy landscape as we learn all the basics of snowshoeing in this full day course. Participants can expect to hike 2-3 miles at altitude (6000’-9000’ depending on conditions) in snowshoes. We'll cover safe travel tactics, rescue options, and personal protective equipment.
You will get to explore the snow side of a mountain with safe and practical methods experience something that most people never get to see.
Contact ATS prior to purchasing your airline tickets to confirm the trip has the minimum number of participants required to operate.
Closest Airports: Burbank (BUR), Burbank California.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
While each course varies in exact meeting location and time, all Mountaineering courses will take place within the Angeles National Forest. Upon registration a course packet will be emailed to you with further details on the course.
TRAVEL AND OTHER INFORMATION
• Professional Instruction
• Technical canyoneering equipment during the course
• Sample rope and webbing
• Transportation from your home town to the group meeting point
• Insurance of any kind
After meeting the instructor at the ATS Headquarters gear will be checked out followed by a brief orientation of the day. The group will travel together to nearby Mt. Baldy. Depending on conditions we may stay low on the mountain or if needed take the ski lift to the top of the mountain. After a quick demo you’ll be off to walk. W
Mountaineering is a marathon not a sprint. There is typically a several mile hike into a campsite while wearing a 20-30 pound backpack. This hike will at some points be on uneven terrain and at other times on an established trail. You will potentially be exposed to cold water, snow, high air temps, poisionous plants and animals, and adverse weather conditions.
Each registrant for Intro to Snowshoeing must have completed our Level 2, Intro to Mountaineering Course.
We have taken clients as young as 12 and as old as 72 snow camping. Our main stipulation is you must fit within the size requirements for a harness (typically under a size 40 waist and under 350 pounds). Beyond that you should possess a general fitness level and enjoy hiking in the outdoors. If you have a specific question about the sport please contact us.
WHAT TO BRING
ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS
• Waterproof Pants
• Waterproof Top
• Ice Axe
• Backpack with Waist Strap
• Basic Snow Tools
ITEMS PROVIDED BY STUDENT
• Waterproof Hiking Boots
• Thermal Socks, Thermal Pants, and Thermal Top
• High Caloric Lunch
• 2 Liters of Water (per day)
• Clothes to Change Into
LOCATIONS, TIMES, & REGISTRATION
2 people: $330 per person
3 people: $220 per person
4+ people: $165 per person
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LOS ANGELED, CA AREA
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST
Opening Date of Mountaineering TBD Upon Snow Conditions