WOMEN'S WEEKEND | WASHINGTON

As low as:

$395.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
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Add-ons

Lift tickets $62.00

We offer specially priced lift tickets for the duration of your guided course or trip. Purchase is necessary to take part, unless you have a seasons pass or a ticket of your own. No need to buy for each day of the course, only a single ticket purchase is necessary. Please note that once purchased, lift tickets are non-refundable.

Avi Kit rental $30.00

Avalanche kit rental includes transceiver, shovel and probe. If you are bringing your own avi kit, this must include a modern, digital, 3-antenna transceiver, and a solid shovel and probe. If you do not have all three of these things then you must rent a kit from us to take part. Avi Kits once rented are non-refundable.

About


Join us for a fun-filled and educational weekend at Mount Washington. Spend two full days skiing and riding in the Mount Washington backcountry while learning about avalanche safety, decision-making, route planning and group dynamics. Leave with new skills, new friends, new touring partners and the confidence to plan your own trips. 
 
Included in the price:

  • 2 days with an ACMG guide
  • Exclusive access to the Mount Washington Backcountry

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Personal equipment
  • Avi kit (available as an add-on)
  • Lift ticket (available as an add-on)

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

Location 


Our guides have special permissions to access terrain outside the boundary lines at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. 
These trips utilize the lifts for quick access into the alpine. We then leave the resort boundary for fresh tracks and excellent lines.  

Itinerary


A typical day begins at 08:30 and finishes around 16:00. 

Participants will receive a pre-trip email one-week prior with exact meeting details.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page, or send us an email. 

Requirements


To maximize your enjoyment of the day and ensure the safety of our participants, we ask that you: 

  • Are an advanced skier or boarder (able to ride black diamond-equivalent runs comfortably and safely in natural conditions)
  • Have moderate fitness (able to hike for 2-3 hours/day)
  • Have a basic understanding of your gear, and any limitations 
  • Are prepared to spend the day outside in variable conditions (please see gear list)
  • Have access to a vehicle with winter rated tires and chains

The choice between alpine touring skis, telemark skis or a splitboard is up to you. Choose a mode of transport you are most comfortable and competent with.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page, or send us an email. If you do not feel you meet these requirements, feel free to reach out – we are happy to set up private trips whenever possible.  

Gear List 


The equipment list provided aims to prepare you to be comfortable in the field regardless of the weather. Please ensure that all your gear is functioning and in proper repair. If you have any questions, please send us an email (link). 

Avalanche Safety Gear

  • Avalanche Transceiver (must be a modern, digital three-antenna)*
  • Shovel: Collapsible aluminum shovel*
  • Probe: Normal length probe somewhere from 220cm to 320cm*

*These items are available as an add on “avalanche kit” when you book, or by request for $15/day

Hardware

  • Touring ski/board, boots, bindings, skins, poles
  • Day pack (30 - 40L, or whatever will fit your gear)

Clothing

  • Waterproof/breathable jacket and pants
  • Lightweight, breathable jacket and pants (for uphill skinning/climbing)
  • Insulated jacket (synthetic insulated jacket is strongly recommended)
  • Lightweight gloves for climbing/skinning 
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Balaclava or another type of neck warmer
  • Baselayers (top and bottom)

Other

  • Water
  • Lunch and snacks (prepared ahead of time and consumable on the go) 
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Ski strap
  • Personal first aid (e.g. blister kit, medication)
  • Camera (optional)

Rentals


  • Touring Gear: Ski Tak Hut offers 25% off backcountry rentals (skins, boots, and skis or a splitboard) for clients on IAG trips and courses. These can be ordered online using a discount code. Contact us after you have booked to receive your unique code. Note you will be asked to show the booking confirmation you received from us when you pick up your gear.
  • Avalanche Kit: We offer transceivers, shovels and probes for $15/day as an add on kit when you book.  If you do not have your own gear, please request prior to your trip.  

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for information about gear fitting, rentals, add ons, and other commonly asked questions, or send us an email.

Testimonials

Joe was an excellent guide with so much knowledge. He explained everything so well and we learned so many things while having an amazing time in the mountains. Nikki T. ,