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Raven Backcountry Festival Clinics

Raven Festival Clinics

Intro to Backcountry Skiing Clinic

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Learn the ski touring essentials: gear, track setting, route finding, avalanche safety skills on the fly, safe ascending and descending techniques. Clinic length 6-8 hours.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in & Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am – Clinic Begins

 

Intro to Splitboarding Clinic

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Looking to take your snowboarding skills into the backcountry? This full-day clinic is geared towards teaching you the basics of movement, equipment, efficiency, and safety to tackle the backcountry. Clinic length 6-8 hours.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in & Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am – Clinic Begins

Women's Only Intro to Backcountry Skiing Clinic

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Learn the ski touring essentials with a gang of like-minded ladies! Get the run-down on gear, track setting, route finding, avalanche safety skills on the fly, safe ascending and descending techniques. Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Big Mountain Splitboarding (intermediate)

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Accessing and riding steep terrain around Pemberton on a splitboard is a different beast. Learn the tricks and techniques on how to get up and down steep technical terrain safely and with style. Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Guided Ski Tour (Intermediate)

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Spend the day ski touring some of Pemberton’s iconic locations with a fully certified guide. Learn the tips and tricks for maximizing your turns and minimizing your effort to access all while keeping safe. Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Crevasse Rescue

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Just what to do if someone falls in a crevasse. This clinic will teach the principles of crevasse rescue in the ski and mountaineering setting. We will focus on lightweight rope kits as well as conventional systems. Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Heli Assisted Ski Touring (Advanced)

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Aimed at experienced skiers who are looking to push their skiing to the next level in the backcountry. Extremely Canadian guides will lead you through hazard assessment, risk management, and line selection in order to ski big lines. This clinic includes a heli drop and pick up to access the best terrain we can find. Blackcomb Heli and Extremely Canadian have donated the heli and guide time so every dime of your ticket goes to the Lisa Korthals bursary. Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

$450.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Women's Heli Assisted Backcountry Day (Intermediate-Advanced)

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This is for a group of women who want to go out and experience the ultimate Pemberton backcountry ski day. The guide and heli pilot will find the best snow and terrain for the day in order to maximise the quality and quantity of your turns. Blackcomb Heli and Extremely Canadian have donated the heli and guide time so every dime of your ticket goes to the Lisa Korthals bursary. Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

$450.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Snowmobile Skills Beginner

If you are new to Snowmobiling, or thinking about getting into it this is the perfect place to start. This also applies to those thinking about getting into snowmobile accessed skiing as a basic foundation for snowmobiling skills.

Who you are:
Someone who has minimal to no experience snowmobiling and wants to develop strong foundational skills for being able to operate a sled safely in the backcountry.

What You Will Learn:
-How to setup your snowmobile for you
-Maintenance Basics
-How to load and unload safely
-Proper throttle and braking techniques
-Basic trail and off-trail riding techniques
-tricks for getting unstuck

Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

Clinic price does not include snowmobile rental. Snowmobile rentals are available from Broken Boundary.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Snowmobile Skills Beginner (Women’s Specific)

This Clinic will be specific for women using techniques that work better for them
If you are new to Snowmobiling, or thinking about getting into it this is the perfect place to start. This also applies to those thinking about getting into snowmobile accessed skiing as a basic foundation for snowmobiling skills.

Who you are:
Someone who has minimal to no experience snowmobiling and wants to develop strong foundational skills for being able to operate a sled safely in the backcountry.

What You Will Learn:
-How to setup your snowmobile for you
-Maintenance Basics
-How to load and unload safely
-Proper throttle and braking techniques
-Basic trail and off-trail riding techniques
-tricks for getting unstuck

Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

Clinic price does not include snowmobile rental. Snowmobile rentals are available from Broken Boundary.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Snowmobile Skills Intermediate

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If you have basic snowmobiling skills this clinic will help you advance to the next level. Developing precise control of the snowmobile is essential to advancing at riding in the mountains and allows you to travel through more challenging terrain while staying safe.

Who You Are:
-You know how to safely load and unload your own sled
-Have basic on trail snowmobile skills
-Have a basic off snowmobile trail skills (can counter steer on simple terrain and are beginning to be able to side hill)
-Have an understanding of basic snowmobile maintenance.
-Looking to increase your control over the snowmobile, being able to maintain side hills, better counter-steering, and J hooks

What you will learn:
-More detail about basic snowmobile maintenance and setting up your sled for you
-Better throttle and brake control
-Proper body positioning to have maximum control over the snowmobile
-Maintain side hills for longer periods of time and in more challenging types of terrain
-Good carving skills and J hooks
-Skills to help keep you safe in the backcountry

Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

Clinic price does not include snowmobile rental. Snowmobile rentals are available from Broken Boundary.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Snowmobile Skills Intermediate (Women Specific)

This clinic is designed for women and will introduce techniques that work better for you!
If you have basic snowmobiling skills this clinic will help you advance to the next level. Developing precise control of the snowmobile is essential to advancing at riding in the mountains and allows you to travel through more challenging terrain while staying safe.

Who You Are:
-You know how to safely load and unload your own sled
-Have basic on trail snowmobile skills
-Have a basic off snowmobile trail skills (can counter steer on simple terrain and are beginning to be able to side hill)
-Have an understanding of basic snowmobile maintenance.
-Looking to increase your control over the snowmobile, being able to maintain side hills, better counter-steering, and J hooks

What you will learn:
-More detail about basic snowmobile maintenance and setting up your sled for you
-Better throttle and brake control
-Proper body positioning to have maximum control over the snowmobile
-Maintain side hills for longer periods of time and in more challenging types of terrain
-Good carving skills and J hooks
-Skills to help keep you safe in the backcountry

Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

Clinic price does not include snowmobile rental. Snowmobile rentals are available from Broken Boundary.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Snowmobile Skills Advanced

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This clinic will help you learn the skills to snowmobile those places you dream of going. We are showing you how to develop high level of control over your sled so you can get through those challenging moments.

Who you are:
-Someone with a solid grasp of Snowmobiling fundamentals
-You can side hill on an open slope indefinitely
-You can make a J hook on an open slope
-You are comfortable riding in trees and other obstacles

What you are going to learn:
-Riding in technical terrain, trees and gullies
-Making elevation Changes while sidehilling
-Panel sliding
-Fine Throttle and brake control
-How to navigate difficult terrain and navigate it
-Skills to keep you safe in the backcountry

Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

Clinic price does not include snowmobile rental. Snowmobile rentals are available from Broken Boundary.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Sled Crevasse Rescue

With Glaciers melting more hazards are opening up on our coast mountain glaciers. Learn how to rescue your friends or yourself in a scary situation. The gear you need to have and how to properly use it.

Must have basic snowmobile skills and be able to get around in simple off-trail terrain without too much trouble.

Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

Clinic price does not include snowmobile rental. Snowmobile rentals are available from Broken Boundary.

$184.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Introduction to Sled Skiing

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This clinic will help you develop the skills for Skiing and Snowboarding via snowmobile as well as snowmobile maintenance and setup basics. The gear we use and how to use it to get the most out of your day.

Who you are:
-You have some basic snowmobiling skills with strong Ski or Snowboarding skills
-You’ve got some backcountry Ski or board experience
-You want to be able to get out there on a sled to ski or board

What you’re going to learn:
-Basic Snowmobile Skills on and off trail
-How to set yourself up to get Ski and Board laps
-How to tandem with your partner for ski and boarding
-Skills to travel safe in the backcountry

Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

Clinic price does not include snowmobile rental. Snowmobile rentals are available from Broken Boundary.

$368.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins

Sled Ski Intermediate

REGISTRATION CLOSED

This Clinic is for people who have some sled ski or boarding experience and are looking to move into more challenging terrain and develop a stronger snowmobile base of skills for getting out there.

Who you are:
-Have some Sled accessed ski and board experience
-looking develop more technical backcountry Skiing/boarding skills
-Looking to develop more technical snowmobiling skills so you can effectively access terrain for Skiing and Snowboarding

What you’ll learn:
-How to better control your snowmobile,
-How to make shuttling more effective to get the lines you want
-Backcountry safety knowledge

Clinic length: 6-8 hours.

Clinic price does not include snowmobile rental. Snowmobile rentals are available from Broken Boundary.

$368.00

Saturday, February 8
8:15am – Check-in / Meet at Big Sky Golf
8:45am – Depart
9:00am- Clinic Begins