Vertfest Clinic: Steep Skiing

The Utah Avalanche Center, Vertfest, and Osprey are teaming up to present a clinic focused on Skiing Steep Lines.  Osprey Athlete Ben Clark will lead a 3 hour clinic in and around Brighton to increase your confidence in steep terrain.  For more information on the whole Vertfest event, go here.


Vertfest 1:00 pm March 9 at Brighton

Some of the best lines are where most skiers don't go. The reason?  They're steep and can be hard to get to!


Challenging terrain requires solid skills and confidence to ski safely.  Ben Clark will be leading a group of 6 to learn techniques and tricks for safely and confidently navigating steep lines, tight trees, exposed entrances, and remote locations, all in a controlled environment.


Requirements & Logistics

You will need a lift ticket (not provided).  Bring your avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel. You must have the fitness and skiing ability to climb and descend in steep, ungroomed terrain and should feel ok skiing black diamond runs in ungroomed conditions.  This clinic is for skiers only.

This clinic will be held in the backcountry regardless of weather, so come prepared to stay out all morning.  

Registration will be open to participants at the Utah Avalanche Center booth at VertFest.

Plan to arrive and check in by 12:45 pm. We will meet and head out at 1:00 pm.