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Guide Conference - Snowshoeing

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Guide Conference - Snowshoeing
Guide Conference - Snowshoeing

Time & Location

Jan 06, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Alta, Alta, UT 84092, USA


About the event

*All invited who wish to become a Mt Mama Guide


3 pm - Discuss winter safety

330 pm - Demo and practice strides/walking uphill

430 pm - Demo and practice downhill

530 pm - back to trailhead

Drive:  I-15 north, east 9000 s, up Little Cottonwood Cyn to Alta Ski Resort at the end of the road, upper parking lot. Meet at the east end of the parking lot. Trailhead


Snowshoeing Clinic -  1 mile total. Start at the Albion Basin Rd. Discuss avalanche danger, hypothermia, frostbite. Demo and practice stride and breaking trail techniques. Snowshoe to powder area with slope and demo and practice uphill techniques and switch-backing. At top of slope demo and practice downhill techniques.

14 Snowshoeing steps video

Gear: Snowshoes, poles (optional), waterproof boots, short and long sleeve synthetic shirt, liner pants, ski pants, fleece jacket, rain/wind jacket, gloves, hat, goggles, sunscreen, small backpack, 1-2 L water, 2-3 snacks

Rentals: Snowshoe package - snowshoes/overshoes/poles ($12 UVU Outdoor

Adventure Center)

Snowshoes ($13 BYU Outdoors Unlimited, $16 Alta)

Poles ($5 BYU Outdoors Unlimited; $7 UVU)

Gaiters ($3 BYU Outdoors Unlimited)

Overshoes ($5 BYU Outdoors Unlimited)

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