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Backcountry Basics – Purgatory Resort, Durango

January 27, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


This is a 1 day event.
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE! – space is limited.

Join us January 27th: 8:30am we will meet in the morning & catch the lift to the top of the resort before we begin our tour. We will spend the day outside.

Avalanche education is the best piece of gear you can have in the backcountry. Whether you’re snowshoeing, splitboarding, snowmobiling, etc. get the proper knowledge to help you move through the backcountry safely, efficiently and confidently.

VNTRbirds tailored this Backcountry Basics course for women who are new in the backcountry. Open to both skiers and splitboarders. You should be able to ski/ ride blues and blacks on the resort. You need to have proper backcountry equipment including BEACON, SHOVEL, PROBE, BACKPACK and AT SKIS or SPLITBOARD.

What we provide:
· An introduction to your backcountry equipment & gear.
· Introduction to backcountry trip planning.
· Introduction to avalanche safety.
· Practice with your avalanche safety gear.
· Single ride lift ticket to the top of Purgatory Resort.
· One of our legendary VNTRbirds goodie bags!
· A fun and educational day with other women from your community just getting into the backcountry!

Additional (not included):
· VNTRbirds lodging special at Purgatory Resort. More information coming soon.
· Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Water
· Apres- alcohol
· Backcountry touring gear (AT Skis or Splitboard).
· Backcountry avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel & probe).

Each participant receives an automatic $25 off from VNTRbirds scholarship fund.


After the Backcountry Basics course please join us January 28th for VNTRbirds Good Vibes ride day! FREE if you already have a Purgatory Resort pass!
RSVP – Facebook Event – Coming Soon or email VNTRbirds@gmail.com
VNTRbirds day ticket special discount at Purgatory Resort for Jan. 28th 2022 coming soon.

Cancelation policy:
· Notice of cancellation more than 14 days in advance will receive a full refund less a 10% administrative fee.

· Notice of cancellation less than 14 days in advance will receive no refund. Clients may have the option to transfer to another course or clinic with a $50 transfer fee (if available).

COVID policy & guidelines:
· Employees will conduct daily symptom checks.
· We will use the recommendations from the CDC and abide by Colorado state safety orders.

All participants will be required to fill out a waiver and a medical history form before the event.

Must be 18 & older or accompanied by parent or guardian.


January 27, 2022
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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(570) 269-5833
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Purgatory Resort
1 Skier Place
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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