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10-26-2012 11:27 AM
DrnknZag ^^I took the one day course last year, it was great. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to get their feet wet.
10-26-2012 10:51 AM
wrathfuldeity PSA...Baker, this week just started registration for their "Mountain Education Center" courses. I don't think its up on their website yet and you have to go in to the office or perhaps over the phone. Had dinner with a bud who is the local avy expert for the hill and said it was a good course/value and they fill up fast.

MEC day...$40
Dec 16, 22, 1/19, 2/3, 2/23

MEC 2...two day...$110 pass holder or $140 non-passholder (for a 1 day lift ticket)
10-17-2012 10:15 PM
iechoi Nice! I'm going to try getting into the Jan 11-13th one.
10-17-2012 12:36 PM
Originally Posted by DirtyD27 View Post
The site suggests the required equipment is ski's or split board. I do not own either. I am strictly a boarder. Will I need to rent a split board?
Often times Snowshoes are acceptable. A splitboard rental is not that expensive either. It is up to the course provider if slow, errr, snowshoes are okay for their class. If where they hold their on snow portion is the spot I think it is, it's a relatively easy hike, but semi long. The glide and float of skis may make it a lot easier. Plus, a split board really is the best way for a snowboarder to get around that pass. Lots of trees, branches, and stuff to snag a board on your back. That is not fun to deal with in the best of conditions.

Skinning is easy. Pretty much like having snowshoes. I'm sure the terrain you'll navigate won't be difficult at all.
10-17-2012 12:08 PM
Nose Dradamous Thanks for that. Gonna hit the late December one.
10-17-2012 12:05 PM
DirtyD27 The site suggests the required equipment is ski's or split board. I do not own either. I am strictly a boarder. Will I need to rent a split board?
10-17-2012 11:49 AM
killclimbz It's pretty easy commuting to the pass from Leavenworth for your on snow time. It is generally speaking the last day and then you are just headed home afterward anyway. Maybe after some brews at the Foggy Goggle...
10-17-2012 11:46 AM
DrnknZag ^^Yeah for sure, the more the merrier! Head to For details on the class, we booked Jan 11th-13th.
10-17-2012 11:38 AM
DirtyD27 Is this still open for others to join in. I'd like to see if my son and I can join in. Thanks.
10-17-2012 11:19 AM
DrnknZag ^^That's a good call. We were just looking at cabins between Stevens and Leavenworth, but it's probably easier if we just stay in town for the first two days of the class.

I'm pretty stoked for the class. I'll have to get out and practice my skinning techniques once the snow starts to fall. I'm about halfway done with Brice Tremper's book, probably finish it on the beaches of Mexico next week, haha.
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