Backcountry Skiing Mini Course with Chris Davenport

Welcome to Lesson #6:
Route Finding 🗺 🧭📱

This video lesson is a sample from Lesson 8 of the full Backcountry Skiing course with Chris Davenport on Crux Academy. All rights reserved.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to figure out where to ski, both on the uphill and downhill. Remember, in the backcountry there aren’t labeled trails and maps like the ski resort, so yeah this is pretty important!

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Welcome to Lesson #6, Route Finding!

Honestly, this is one of the most important topics when it comes to skiing in the backcountry and out of bounds. 

I’ve literally been backcountry skiing in the Wasatch mountains in Utah for over 20 years, and when I first started I would constantly get lost or end up somewhere I didn’t want to be (which can be dangerous). 

Luckily, there are lots of resources and insights available to us now to fix this problem. 

Many of them are discussed in our full course, but in this mini lesson Chris will get you started with some of his favorite tools and resources to help you get prepared.

And for all you techie nerds out there, this ones for you (killer app alert)! 🤓

Hopefully the video got you thinking about the various resources available to you when you’re planning your backcountry adventure.

Remember - the better prepared you are (especially when it comes to route finding), the more fun you’re going to have.

Take a second and explore GAIA GPS, our favorite app for all things backcountry skiing. And of course you know we have your back on the bro deals, use this link to get 3 months of the premium app access for free!

Happy navigating! 🧭

Jeremy Jensen
Founder/CEO of Crux Academy

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PPS - Want to learn more about Google Earth and route planning, check out this detailed tutorial from Pro Adventurer Brody Leven.