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BEARTOOTH POWDER UNIVERSITY

Beartooth Powder University

What is Beartooth Powder University?

 

The mission of Beartooth Powder University is to create a formal curriculum and venue for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Through education, BPU will empower students with the skills and knowledge to take their backcountry skiing and snowboarding to the next level, safely and efficiently. By providing a wide range of courses from Level 1 Avalanche Courses to the culmination of our program, The Advanced Ski Mountaineering Course, we strive to give our students the tools to make the right decisions in the mountains and become the best ski partner possible. All of our instructors are passionate about their own personal time in the backcountry and their continued education in the realm of backcountry skiing and avalanche safety. This enthusiasm and knowledge carries forward to our students through the assortment of classes we instruct. All of us are motivated to share our love and enthusiasm for backcountry skiing/snowboarding and Beartooth Powder University is the culmination of all our years and knowledge of safe and efficient travel on snow in the mountains. The overall consensus of anyone knowledgeable and passionate about backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, is that to become a better, safer and more efficient backcounty traveler, time in the mountains is the best way to improve your skills.

The following is the current progression of our courses at Beartooth Powder University

 

Avalanche Education

Avalanche Level 1

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Location: Woody Creek Cabin or Mt. Zimmer Yurt
  • Description: The staple course for every backcountry skier/snowboarder – learn the fundamentals to become a competent backcountry partner.
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Snowmobile Avalanche Course

Snowmobile Avalanche Level 1

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Location: Cooke City
  • Description: This snowmobile specific course covers the avalanche fundamentals while sampling one of the best riding venues in the US.
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Avalanche Refresher Course

Level 1 Refresher

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Location: Woody Creek Cabin
  • Description: Learn new and current information, review and practice the essentials and get prepared for further education.
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Backcountry skills course

Backcountry Powder Camp

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Location: Woody Creek Cabin
  • Description: Spend 3 days applying the skills that you’ve learned in the Level 1 and/or the Level 1 Refresher while backcountry skiing with a guide.
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level 2 avalanche course

Avalanche Level 2

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Location:¬†Woody Creek Cabin
  • Description: This is for advanced backcountry skiers and riders that want to go deeper into the backcountry and take their knowledge and rescue skills to the next level
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Ski Mountaineering Course

Advanced Ski Mountaineering

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Location: Mt. Zimmer Yurt
  • Description: Hone in snow climbing, steep skiing and technical skills frequently used to access those lofty summits and breathtaking lines!
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