Whether your focus is backcountry skiing, big mountain skiing, or ski mountaineering, the CVA Backcountry program allows you to travel to world-class locations to train, learn, and mentor with top educators and mountain guides.
CVA Backcountry is a leader in backcountry skiing and snowboarding education for high school students. This program is designed with the adventurous skier in mind who is always up for exploring and searching for the best terrain and snow. The program teaches student-athletes mountain skills to help them navigate safely in the mountains and develops important skills like decision making, risk management, leadership, and communication.
Backcountry athletes gain experience, training, and coaching in:
Backcountry skiing in a variety of terrain and snow climates
Avalanche studies and snow science
Rock and ice climbing
Pre-season and post-season training
Backcountry athletes earn certifications in:
Avalanche studies (AIARE Level 1)
Wilderness medicine (SOLO Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder dependenton experience)