Get weekly tips on winter backcountry travel from local avalanche expert

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

About The Author

Sponsored by Stio

Sponsored by:


You May Also Like
Stio is now 100% carbon neutral for 2020
Rise & Grind – A new Stio film about a human powered tour of the PNW volcanoes
Stio video series highlights its connection with nature
Top 10 Gift Guide Picks from the Stio Town Square Team
The Snow Report is live!
New film features Jackson mountain biker taking on the Leadville 100