Join our experienced backcountry ski facilitators on a local tour up Moscow Mountain. We’ll meet at the Tamarack Trailhead at 7am, make some plans, check our transceivers, head up for a quick tour as a group, enjoy early morning turns, and strive to get back to Pullman by around 10am. The goal of this program is to get out with other new or experienced backcountry skiiers/splitboarders, share some tips, and keep our tips above the snow. Beginners and experts are welcome.
Transportation is not provided. All participants are responsible for bringing their own water snacks and backcountry ski appropriate clothing, as well as reserving backcountry skis/splitboard, skins, boots, helmet, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, pack, headlamp, and other gear suitable for backcountry skiing through the rental center. Equipment reservations may be made through the ORC’s Rental Shop after you have registered. There is no additional cost for rental equipment, but it is on you to reserve this equipment through the Rental Shop and pick it up prior to the program, and the sooner that you do this, the better.
Trip rating is Level 3. Good physical conditioning is required. Participants should be competent skiers and snowboarders, comfortable maneuvering on steep slopes, in trees, and on variable snow conditions. Proficiency skiing black diamond trails, and prior backpacking or winter travel experience recommended.
Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you.
Trip cost includes: Backcountry ski equipment (that you'll need to reserve in advance through the Outdoor Rental Center) and trip facilitators (Transportation & Food NOT included).
As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund.
In order to minimize our environmental impact and maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, ORC programs are designed for small groups. Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs.
• Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund.
• Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund.
• Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund.
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Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.