Foundations of Backcountry Touring is a weekly series on Instagram TV that features backcountry travel tips from Sarah Carpenter of the American Avalanche Institute. Photo: Mark Fischer

JACKSON, Wyo. — As the temps drop and snow coats the Tetons, many skiers prepare for an uncertain winter in the mountains. With the challenges of COVID-19, ski resorts are grappling with how to manage crowds on the mountain, which means many skiers will turn to the backcountry to get their powder fix.

Together, Stio and the American Avalanche Institute have created an Instagram live series called, ‘Foundations of Backcountry Touring’ to help prepare all of us for a busy season on the skin track.

Tune in live every Thursday at 4 p.m. to watch Sarah Carpenter, owner and lead course instructor of AAI, break down a new topic related to backcountry travel.

Watch previous episodes on @stio’s IGTV or at Foundations of Backcountry Touring

Previous topics include:

  • Get your gear ready for winter
  • Understanding backcountry resources
  • Backcountry route planning
  • What to pack for a day in the backcountry