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Arc’teryx is looking for winter-loving frothers who are keen to take on the Australian Alps for a weekend of backcountry exploring.

After last year’s epic Weekend of Backcountry Arc’teryx is back for round two. Partnered with WAE, they’ll be running an epic and exclusive Australian Alps Backcountry Weekend.

25 lucky attendees will bag two full days of guided backcountry skiing and splitboarding with expert guides. Participants will practice how to safely navigate the backcountry while they explore.

Arc’teryx is looking for winter-loving frothers who are keen to take over Jerrabomberra Lodge, get a sneak peak of some new and upcoming Arc’ gear, explore the Australian Alps and learn a thing or two while they’re out there.

Food, accommodation and activities are all sorted, just show up in Perisher with your gear and we’ve got the rest covered! Still not sold? Watch the film from last year!

 

This trip is open to both skiers and splitboarders!

 

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So What’s The Weekend Involve?

This weekend is all about touring and riding the backcountry in a safe environment, not about earning certifications. It’s about discovering the pleasure and rawness that only comes from hopping the resort fence and hitting mountains in their natural state.

This year we will offer a women’s only squad with a women’s guide. Places are limited so if you’d like to join the all-women group, please let us know! All other squads will be mixed.

Date

21st – 23rd September 2019

Cost

$940

Location

Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park, NSW

Skill Level

Intermediate to advanced

Tickets Include

An epic two-day backcountry adventure in the Australian Alps with 25 like-minded people

Qualified Alpine Access Guides

Two nights accommodation at Jerrabomberra Lodge

All meals

Oversnow transport return from Perisher to Charlotte Pass

Giveaways (lots of them!)

Exclusions

Equipment hire

Transport to Perisher

 

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Current Schedule

Saturday September 21st 

Morning – Check-in (Oversnow from Perisher provided by us)

Lesson on equipment and safety (2 hours)

Afternoon – Guided Ski Touring

Sunday September 22nd

Morning – Guided Ski Touring

Afternoon – Guided Ski Touring

Monday September 23rd

Morning – Guided Ski Touring

Noon – Final Check out of the lodge

The routes for touring will be determined shortly prior to the event to make use of the best snow conditions. Groups will also be created by ability level and interest. Terrain will vary per group.

Mandatory Gear List

Avalanche kit (Pack, probe, shovel, beacon) – can be rented for $50 for the weekend

Ski/Snowboard boots

Alpine touring skis or board

Climbing skins for skis or splitboards

Adjustable poles (or normal poles for skiers)

Winter clothing for all conditions

Warm hat

Gloves 

Goggles

Sunglasses

Sunscreen

Water bottle

If you require any gear, we recommend hire from Harro’s Snowsports conveniently located at Lake Crackenback near the ski tube, and offers 10% discount if you order online.

 

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