Winter Classes at Montana Backcountry Yurts

Yurt-based classes are all-inclusive at either YurtSki or the Big Belt Hut. We provide lodging, meals, and all course-materials, see our suggested course packing list for what you should bring.

This winter we're offering the following 3 types of courses: AIARE Avalanche Level 1, Level 2, and Backcountry Skills (Women's Only)

Need to rent gear for a class?

Visit MT Ski Tech in Missoula ($229 for skis, boots, beacon, shovel, and probe when you tell them you're taking a class with YurtSki!) Or head to Last Best Ski & Paddle for Black Crow AT skis or Weston Splitboards with Spark bindings (beacons, shovels, probes available, too).

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

3-day, 2-night all-inclusive Level 1 avalanche course taught by AIARE certified instructors at both our Big Belt Hut and YurtSki locations. $600.

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Women's Only AIARE Level 1 December 13-15, 2019 YurtSki
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course December 20-22, 2019 YurtSki
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course January 10-12, 2020 Big Belt Hut
Women's Only AIARE Level 1 January 31 - February 2, 2020 Big Belt Hut

AIARE Level 2

3-day, 2-night all-inclusive Level 2 avalanche course taught by AIARE certified instructors at YurtSki. $700

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AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course + Avalanche Rescue January 2-5, 2020 YurtSki

Backcountry Skills

This is the perfect course for someone who has limited or no experience in backcountry skiing and wants to gain confidence in order to join in the backcountry fun!

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Women's Backcountry Skills Clinic December 6-8, 2019 YurtSki

Have Questions? Would you like to see more or different courses? Send us an email!