Featured Photo: Leanne Wren

Video: Ryan Sheetz

To have the confidence and physical fitness to venture into the backcountry is one thing, but to have the knowledge and education to do so wisely, safely and efficiently is another. VNTRbirds urges anyone who wants to get away from the crowds and seek solitude of the mountains to participate in a backcountry course. From snowboarding to snow-shoeing, whatever activity brings you into the wild, remember the mountains are just that: wild.
This video has perfectly captured the experience, emotion and hard work these girls went through to earn not just their fresh turns, but their AIARE 1 certificate. Check out Backcountry Babes for more events and courses like this one. And a huge thanks to Burton Colorado and Underground Snowboard Shop for the support to get more women into the backcountry.

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