Luckily for beginning backcountry skiers, there are world-class areas that are friendly to the less experienced, offering a myriad of possibilities and a little bit more exposure each time. Between weather, terrain, and snowpack, every peak and every mountain range is different, but you can keep some important factors in mind when looking for a backcountry destinations for the early stages of your backcountry life. Read the following for some advice on how to slowly ramp up your objectives while staying safe and having fun.
With more experience on the uphill, learning how to efficiently travel, kick turn, and getting in shape to tour (link), you’ll probably want to venture farther in the backcountry and trek into harder-to-access territory. We’re all about exploration and pushing physical and mental boundaries, but remember that the bigger and farther you go, the more risk you take.