For the past 5 years Samsara Mountain Experience has been teaching courses for some of the biggest brands in the Snow Sports industry including Patagonia, Teton Gravity Research & Brain Farm.
This 3-day workshop provides a comprehensive approach to big mountain safety. Our team of professional guides and educators specialize in every aspect of the game, from snow assessment to wilderness medicine and from high-angle rescue to technical rope skills for steep skiing. We cover every facet of the big mountain experience, partnering with you every step of the way, out and back.
Zahan is a true Jedi master when it comes to big mountain training. His passion and knowledge of the mountains are second to none. Zahan’s brings a modern approach to the evolution of big mountain travel.
Todd Jones, Teton Gravity Research Founder and Owner Creator of International Pro Riders Workshop
Metamorphism of Snow
Understanding the Season History
The Complete Picture of Stability
Interpretation of Stability Tests
High Angle Terrain Management
Temperature Effects on Avalanche Release
Decision-Making Framework for Ski Alpinism
Stacking, Coiling, and Pre-rigging for Ski Alpinism
Belay techniques for Slab Management
Stances Anchors and Advanced Transitions
Please read the prerequisites carefully. If you don’t meet the requirements but are keen to move in this direction, taking this course pre-maturely will not accelerate your learning.
Consider taking an American Avalanche Institute Level II, or a Private Avalanche course with Samsara.