Backcountry Skiing Mini Course with Chris Davenport

Welcome to Lesson #2:
How to Know You’re Ready to Ski Out of Bounds 🏔⛷

This video lesson is a sample from Lesson 3 of the full Backcountry Skiing course with Chris Davenport on Crux Academy. All rights reserved.
This video lesson is a sample from Lesson 3 of the full Backcountry Skiing course with Chris Davenport on Crux Academy. All rights reserved.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to determine if you’re ready to ski in the backcountry.

ICYMI: If you didn’t see our email yesterday, Lesson #1 - How to Determine Your Purpose in Backcountry Skiing,
check it out for some important guidance on how to get the most out of your skiing experiences. 

Welcome to Lesson #2: How to Know You’re Ready to Ski Out of Bounds!

In this lesson, Chris will discuss two important topics you need to consider before heading out of bounds: your ability level and your gear. 

The backcountry has certain risks (and rewards!) that are different from resort skiing, so we need to have an honest talk about a few of the things to keep in mind to know if you’re ready.

Okay, once you watch the video lessons, if you’re feeling confident in your ability and your gear - we’re off to the races! 

IF NOT, no worries at all! 

That is totally normal.

That’s why this course exists, to get you feeling confident and ready!

One of the problems this course addresses is the “you don’t know what you don’t know” problem. 

We’re here to fill in the knowledge gaps and get you that much closer to having epic days in the backcountry!

BTW - we recommend that if you’re at least an intermediate skier, you’re good to go!

If you’re still a beginner skier, no problem we all start out that way - just spend a few days at the resort trying out some intermediate blue runs and/or take a ski lesson.

You got this!

Okay, keep a look out tomorrow - same ski time and same ski channel (get it? Any batman fans out there🦇). We’ll be covering Lesson #3: Basic Avalanche Awareness.

Until then, onward and upwards amigos 🙌🏼


Jeremy Jensen
Founder/CEO of Crux Academy


PS - As always, our courses come with some extra helpful resources for you. This article from a professional guide and friend of Crux adds a few additional tips as you get started. Click here to check it out.

PPS - In need of some gear for backcountry skiing? I’ve got you covered with a bro deal, just hit me up here and I can dial you in with a discount code from The North Face (one of our main partners).

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