How To Go Backcountry Skiing or Boarding Video Series

Want to try backcountry skiing or boarding? Brushing up on your skills before the season starts? We worked with the American Mountain Guides Association to produce this series of instructional videos to help you sharpen your skills before heading out. This post is part of our Going Deeper Series.

Stay tuned for more info and stories in the Going Deeper series: An Introduction to Backcountry Safety with Paul Diegel of the Utah Avalanche Center, a Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding Safety Q&A with AMGA Certified Ski Guide and OR Ambassador Jessica Baker, a list of Backcountry Safety Resources and a Guide To Finding Your Perfect Ski Kit.

How to Perform an Avalanche Beacon Check

Learn how to perform an avalanche beacon check according to 2020 protocol of the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Range Check an Avalanche Beacon for Backcountry Skiing

Learn how to range check an avalanche beacon with protocol from the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Set a Skin Track for Backcountry Skiing: The Fundamentals

Review the fundamentals of setting a skin track for backcountry skiing with instruction from the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Set a Skin Track For Backcountry Skiing: Efficiency

Learn how to set an efficient skin track for backcountry skiing with tips from the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Set a Skin Track for Backcountry Skiing: Rounded Turns

Learn how to set a skin track with an emphasis on simple, rounded turns. 

How to Perform an AVA Turn on Backcountry Skis

Learn how to perform a basic AVA turn on backcountry skis with instruction from the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Do a Kick Turn on Backcountry Skis

Learn how to master the art of the kick turn with instruction from the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Build an H Anchor for Backcountry Skiing and Ski Mountaineering

Learn how to set up an H anchor in the snow with instruction from the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Build an I Anchor for Backcountry Skiing and Ski Mountaineering

Learn how to build an I anchor in the snow with instruction from the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Build a T Anchor for Backcountry Skiing and Mountaineering

Learn how to build a T Trench Anchor with instruction from the American Mountain Guides Association.

How to Care for Your Climbing Skins While Backcountry Skiing

Learn how to care for your climbing skins with instruction from the American Mountain Guides Association.