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Winter Activities

Regional Alpine Resorts Equipment ListsHelpful InformationWinter Activity Courses

Regional Avalanche Awareness Information

Current Advisories

Bear River Range (Logan Area) Advisory Hotline: 888-999-4019
Jackson, Wyoming Area (Teton Pass, Teton Range) Advisory Hotline: 307-733-2664
Wasatch Mountains (Salt Lake Area) Advisory Hotline: 888-999-4019
Sun Valley Area (Galena Pass, Sawtooths, Boulders, Pioneers) Advisory Hotline: 208-622-8027
Gallatin National Forest: (Idaho Border, Cooke City, Bozeman) Advisory Hotline: 406-587-6984
Missoula (Lost Trail, Lolo, and Lookout Passes) Advisory Hotline: 800-281-1030

Avalanche Awareness

Avalanche Safety in the Backcountry
Avalanche.org
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education
Backcountry Access

Regional Ski Resorts

Idaho

Pebble Creek
Pomerelle
Kelly Canyon
Sun Valley

Wyoming

Grand Targhee
Jackson Hole
Rendezvous Ski Trails

Utah

Brighton
Snowbird
Powder Mountain
Snow Basin
Solitude
Park City

Equipment Lists

Winter Day Trips: Close to the trailhead

Use this list to make sure you don't forget anything on your next day trip.

Winter Day Trips: Far from the trailhead

Use this list to make sure you don't forget anything on your next extended day trip.

Winter Camping

Use this list to make sure you don't forget anything on your next winter camping trip.

Helpful Information for your Winter Camping Trips

Winter Camping: Preparing the Camp and Getting Trough the Night

Click here for lots of good advice: selecting a winter campsite, erecting the tent, preparing the kitchen, cooking, minimizing impact, getting water, dealing with cold boots, staying warm (yes!), and more.

Winter Activity Courses Offered at ISU

PEAC 1101A - Adaptive Skiing

Adaptive and corrective exercise program in snowskiing designed for individuals unable to participate in a regular activity class.

PEAC 1108 - Instructor Training Adaptive Skiing

Methods and techniques of teaching snowskiing to people with disabilities.

PEAC 1177A - Beginning XC Skiing

Designed for beginning skiers, this course introduces students to flat surface techniques and progresses to uphill and downhill techniques. Indoor lectures are combined with tours to local crosscountry ski trails.

PEAC 1178A - Beginning Telemark Skiing

Fundamental skills of executing downhill turns on crosscountry skis. Telemark is primary emphasis, but wedge, stem christie, and parallel turns are also covered in relation to free heel skis.

PEAC 1178B - Intermediate Telemark Skiing

Course builds upon the basic skills first introduced in the beginning course. Introduces additional techniques.

PEAC 1178D - Telemark Workshop

Fundamental skills of executing downhill turns on crosscountry skis. Telemark is primary emphasis, but wedge, stem christie, and parallel turns are also covered in relation to free heel skis.

PE 2271 - Winter Survival Skills

Designed to equip students with knowledge necessary for a 72 hour winter survival situation. Content includes winter shelter building, recognizing and treating frostbite, signaling, fire building, survival psychology, nutrition needs, clothing and equipment.

PE 2280 - Winter Camping

Techniques, equipment and safety of overnight winter wilderness travel, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing.

PE 2286 - Avalanche and Winter Sport Safety

A study of snow, winter hazards, avalanche safety and rescue. Topics include basic snow physics, crystal identification, metamorphic processes, factors influencing avalanches, use of transceivers, snow pack evaluation, and avalanche rescue techniques.

PE 2287 - Snowboard Instructor Training

Classroom sessions will include mechanics of snowboarding, teaching progressions, effective teaching styles and snowboarding techniques. The snow sessions will include teaching progressions, snowboarding demos and snowboarding tips to make you a better boarder.

PE 2288 - Ski Instructor Training

Classroom sessions will include skiing mechanics, teaching progressions, effective teaching styles and skiing techniques. On the snow sessions will include teaching progressions, skiing demos and skiing techniques to make you a better skier