Final chance to get 'mountain savvy' with workshop

Eaglecrest Ski Area will be hosting the final “Mountain Savvy” workshop for 12- to 14-year-olds on Monday, March 18 and instructor Chris Eckel said there’s still time to sign up.


This all-day workshop is focussed on exploring Eaglecrest and it’s surrounding terrain on skis and snowboards with both smarts and common sense.

The course is open to skiers and riders who can comfortably ski/ride the East and West Bowls in most conditions. Participants will get off the groomers and explore Eaglecrest’s off piste terrain. The class is taught by certified Eaglecrest patrollers and experienced mountain guides.

Curriculum of the course will identify the different things to be aware of, both inside and outside the ski area boundaries. It will introduce tools and tactics to keep participants and their friends safe regardless of where they choose to ski or ride. The Mountain Savvy workshop aims to give them the foundation for developing good decision-making skills.

Participants who have access to travel and rescue gear such as a compass, GPS, avalanche beacon, probe, or shovel should bring these tools to the workshop. These tools will be provided for those who do not have access.

The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants should meet at the Eagle’s Nest and be ready to spend the day out on the mountain. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch and plenty of water.

Program fee is $20 and participants must provide their own lift tickets or have a season pass. Paid registration is required and space is limited.

Call the Eaglecrest Snowsports School at 790-2000, ext. 211 to make reservations.

For questions about the Mountain Savvy program email: Chris Eckel, Eaglecrest Ski Patrol,


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