Women of Winter Backcountry Clinic 2017
Women of Winter Backcountry Clinic 2017

Women of Winter Backcountry Clinic 2017

We’re excited to partner with Crystal Mountain for the 6th year to offer our two-part Women Of Winter Backcountry Clinic.

We’ll start out with an evening classroom session at the evo store in Seattle on Stone Way on Wednesday, March 8th. Pick up your goodie bag (with gifts and raffles from Giro, Smartwool, Arc’teryx, and Flylow), demo gear if you need it. There will be an airbag demonstration, discussion about backcountry safety with a top Crystal Mountain Pro Patrol and light appetizers to keep you fueled.

On Saturday, March 11th we will begin with a quick meet up at Crystal Mountain before breaking into groups. Conditions will dictate where the day takes us, but be assured that you will get time to practice with your beacon, probe and shovel, tour Crystal’s amazing backcountry terrain and connect with other rad women. We will end recapping the day’s adventures at the base of Crystal.


Female alpine touring (AT) skiers, telemarkers and splitboarders are all welcome. Previous backcountry experience is not required but participants need to have advanced skiing or riding background for traveling in the backcountry.


We will have several ski and splitboard demos available from Dynafit, Black Diamond, Jones, and Karakoram which you can sign up for by checking the boxes and filling out the information below.


$85 for both days

$25 to demo gear (quantities limited)

$10 one ride ticket at Crystal (waived if you have a season pass)

There is limited demo gear available. When it’s gone it’s gone, if you are able to borrow or have your own gear please do that and allow those who need gear access


March 8th – Classroom Session at evo 6:30 PM (you will need to arrive early, 5:00 PM, if you need demo gear)

March 11th – On Hill @ Crystal Mountain (meeting time will be announced Wednesday night, you must attend the in-store classroom session to join the group for the tour on Saturday)

Required Gear List

  • Avalanche Shovel (metal)
  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Backpack
  • Shop Backcountry Gear on evo.com
  • Synthetic or wool base layers
  • Lightweight gloves and heavy weight gloves
  • Down or synthetic puffy jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Snacks – Gotta have snacks!
  • Water
  • Sunblock
  • Skis or Splitboard
  • Boots
  • Skiers – Alpine Touring or Tele Bindings
  • Skins
  • Poles