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Avalanche Awareness, Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

We’re excited to partner with Crystal Mountain for the 7th year to offer our two-part Women Of Winter Backcountry Clinic.

We’ll start out with an evening classroom session at the evo store in Seattle on Wednesday, March 6th. Pick up your goodie bag and demo gear if you need it. There will be an airbag demonstration, discussion about backcountry safety with a top Crystal Mountain Pro Patrol and light appetizers to keep you fueled.

On Saturday, March 9th we will begin with a quick meet up at Crystal Mountain before breaking into groups. Conditions will dictate where the day takes us, but be assured that you will get time to practice with your beacon, probe and shovel, tour Crystal’s amazing backcountry terrain and connect with other rad women. We will end recapping the day’s adventures at the base of Crystal.


Female alpine touring (AT) skiers, telemarkers and splitboarders are all welcome. Previous backcountry experience is not required but participants need to have advanced skiing or riding background for traveling in the backcountry.


We will have several ski and splitboard demos available, which you can sign up for by checking the boxes and filling out the information below.


$100 for both days

$25 to demo gear (quantities limited)

There is limited demo gear available. When it’s gone it’s gone, if you are able to borrow or have your own gear please do that and allow those who need gear access


March 6th – Classroom Session at evo 6:30 PM - 3500 Stoneway N, Seattle. Please arrive at 5:00 PM if you are picking up demos.

March 9th – On Hill @ Crystal Mountain (meeting time will be announced Wednesday night, you must attend the in-store classroom session to join the group for the tour on Saturday)

Required Gear List

Backcountry Gear

  • Avalanche Shovel (metal)
  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Backpack 

Clothing & Accessories

  • Synthetic or wool base layers
  • Lightweight gloves and heavy weight gloves
  • Down or synthetic puffy jacket
  • Shell Jacket
  • Shell Ski/Snowboard Pants
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunblock
  • Snacks - Gotta have snacks!


  • ​​Skis or Splitboard
  • Boots - (Skiers make sure your boots are compatible with your binding)
  • Skiers - Alpine Touring or Tele Bindings 
  • Skins
  • Poles
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Sorry, but the clinic is already full. Please contact Hilary at to be added to the wait-list. Thanks for your interest.