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indosponger
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Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« on: 11/28/16, 09:53 AM »

 Smiley Think - how would you respond to someone who asked "What gear do I need for backcountry skiing?" or "Where is a good or safe place to try backcountry skiing for the first time?"

Some 5-word-talking-points:
*gear
*time management
*skill assessment
*safety
*safety courses

Give me your best tip(s) for beginners in 5 words or less!
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #1 on: 11/28/16, 11:30 AM »

Don't snowshoe in the skintrack!
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #2 on: 11/28/16, 12:22 PM »

Don't sh!t in the skintrack.
Don't skin in the avalanche track.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #3 on: 11/28/16, 02:11 PM »

# Go where Silas goes.
# Baker ski area for skinning
# Learn to ski before BC.
#Skins off before descending.
#Stalk Silas.

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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #4 on: 11/28/16, 02:14 PM »

B/C skiing is dangerous!
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #5 on: 11/28/16, 02:30 PM »

How about Martin Volken's book?
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #6 on: 11/28/16, 02:41 PM »

don't ski in walk mode
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #7 on: 11/28/16, 05:20 PM »

Find a good partner. Learn.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #8 on: 11/28/16, 05:44 PM »

Older guys get first tracks
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #9 on: 11/28/16, 07:42 PM »

Older guys get first tracks

Because old guys have less life left, so they take the greatest avy danger?
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #10 on: 11/28/16, 08:08 PM »

Find a good partner. Learn.
Bingo!  What fun, like haiku for beginners.  Good to hear from the Scotsman again!

Beware when highs jump 10*F.
Avoid lee slopes after windstorms.
Allow extra time for wildsnow.
Stormy days get late early.
Live to ski another day.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #11 on: 11/28/16, 08:45 PM »

What gear do I need for backcountry skiing?

Skis, boots, poles, brains, guts.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #12 on: 11/29/16, 08:15 AM »

I know this is a bit wide of the thread mark but......If you want your skiing years to be long and fruitful there are 2 rules. 

Always ski with people who are younger than you.
Always ski with people who are better than you.

Words of wisdom that I heard a few years ago.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #13 on: 11/29/16, 08:34 AM »

don't crash offloading the chair
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #14 on: 11/29/16, 10:06 AM »

Don't drop-in before the skintrack setter.
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Jason4
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #15 on: 11/29/16, 10:07 AM »

Have fun.
Look good doing it.
Be safe.
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Free your heel, free your mind.
Fix your heel, fix your problem.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #16 on: 11/29/16, 06:55 PM »

Embrace the flow.
Embrace the know.
Surround yourself with fun, safe, competent people.
Cherish the tremendous gift of the mountains.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #17 on: 11/30/16, 09:40 AM »

Get the red ones
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #18 on: 11/30/16, 10:26 PM »

Stop being a beginner...
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #19 on: 12/01/16, 11:11 AM »

Don't push your luck
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #20 on: 12/01/16, 06:54 PM »

 Learn to recognize avalanche terrain .
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #21 on: 12/01/16, 08:01 PM »

Buy beer for people that give you good tips.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #22 on: 12/01/16, 08:57 PM »

Go small, or go home.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #23 on: 12/02/16, 04:48 AM »

know when you are skinning with a guide who is not on duty, he/she is not going to go at " Guide Pace", so don't try to keep up. they have an extra gear.
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Re: Tips for Beginners, in 5 words or less!
« Reply #24 on: 12/02/16, 06:31 AM »

Steep skin tracks slip.
Short strides grip.
Pull yourself up, not push.
Thermos, puffy jacket , enjoy view.
Getting home most important goal.
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