January 19, 2018

Last year we hosted our inaugural SoCal Backcountry Session and we had tons of fun!  That’s why we’ve partnered with tons of awesome brands and Snow Valley Mountain Resort to bring back an event that sets a foundation for getting after it in the backcountry.  Here are the top 5 reasons why we’re psyched for SoCal Backcountry Session.


Better your uphill capabilities

It’s no secret that going uphill on skis can be a bit counter-intuitive and a slightly difficult task to master.  At SoCal Backcountry Session you’ll learn how to maintain your center of gravity while sliding your way up the hill.  You’ll learn techniques to hone in your kick turn skills so you’re not losing that hard-earned elevation gain, every step counts am I right?


Increase awareness of avalanche safety

Have you seen Planet Earth 2 yet? The videos of avalanches were absolutely unreal. While very mesmerizing to watch from the safety of a couch, they can be a real threat to skiers out on a mountain. If you’ve been in the backcountry or anticipate heading into the backcountry join us at SBS for some foundational avalanche safety knowledge.


Get exposure to the beauty of backcountry

Why limit your fun to resort park sessions when you can open up your ski hill to endless acres of untouched backcountry?  While we love our local resorts, we think it’s important to spend a few days each season earning your turns out in the backcountry.  But there’s a lot of knowledge and safety precautions that come with heading out onto the road less skinned.  That’s why SBS is a great opportunity to learn what being in the backcountry is all about but with the safety of practicing in the resort.  


Get exposure to gear or expertise necessary to be safe in the backcountry

Are you totally new to backcountry travel?  Or maybe you’re a bit seasoned but want to see what’s new and innovative?  Either way, we’ll have tons of gear and the clinics you need to learn how to use backcountry gear to ensure efficiency and safety.


Meet other winter mountain enthusiasts to build up your ski squad

What’s better than skinning up a mountain to ski down it?  Doing it with friends, of course!  There’ll be tons of like-minded backcountry folk at SBS and it will be the perfect opportunity to exchange a few phone numbers or social handles to keep you psyched on earning your turns all season long!


Are you as excited as us about SoCal Backcountry Session?  We hope so, now sign up so we can shred together!