Backcountry Basecamp 2022

Backcountry Basecamp is back for another winter!

The eighth-annual Backcountry BASECAMP Tour is heading to Grand Targhee! Together with Scott Sports, Nokian Tyres and Mazda, Backcountry Magazine brings the beta published in every issue to resorts all across the U.S. From Tahoe to the Tetons, the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast, Backcountry Magazine joins local guides, forecasters and avalanche instructors for a weekend-long pop-up festival featuring gear demos, avalanche education, local forecasting and a huge raffle benefitting a local nonprofit.

Backcountry BASECAMP makes its first-ever visit to Grand Targhee on January 29th and 30th. Join us at the base area between the Trap Bar deck and the Teewinot Lodge for our signature free demos and educational experiences all day Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the weekend, we our friends from Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue will join us to discuss the state of the snowpack in the surrounding mountains and general backcountry safety. Join one of our free guided backcountry tours each day led by the legendary guides from Yostmark Backcountry Tours. Local guide and Backcountry Magazine managing editor Betsy Manero will be on hand both days offering free educational clinics to freshen up your beacon skills and teach you about basic backcountry safety and etiquette. At 4:30 p.m. Saturday join us at The Trap Bar and Grill for live music and a giant raffle with 100 percent of the profits going to Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue.

Grand Targhee Schedule of Events

Saturday:

9 a.m. BASECAMP trailer and demos open to public

9 a.m. Mazda Ski Photography Experience open to the public

10 a.m. Free guided backcountry tour with Yostmark Backcountry Tours

11 a.m. Beacon workshop with Betsy Manero

12 p.m. Meet Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue members.

1 p.m. Free guided backcountry tour with Yostmark Backcountry Tours

2 p.m.  Beacon workshop and group search techniques with Betsy Manero and Backcountry Access

3 p.m. Last demos out

4:30 p.m. BASECAMP raffle to support Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue

Sunday:

9 a.m. BASECAMP trailer and demos open to public

9 a.m. Mazda Ski Photography Experience open to the public

10 a.m. Free guided backcountry tour with Yostmark Backcountry Tours

11 a.m. Beacon workshop with Betsy Manero

12 p.m. Meet Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue members.

1 p.m. Free guided backcountry tour with Yostmark Backcountry Tours

2 p.m. Beacon workshop and group search techniques with Betsy Manero and Backcountry Access

3 p.m. Last demo out

Dates

  • JANUARY 29-30: Grand Targhee, Wyoming
  • FEBRUARY 5-6: Alta, Utah
  • FEBRUARY 12-13: Loveland, Colorado
  • MARCH 5-6: Alpine Meadows, California (Potential)
  • MARCH 12-13: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington
  • MARCH 19-20: Powder Mountain, Utah


MORE DATES BEING ADDED WEEKLY!

Comments

  1. Before you arrive at Grand Targhee (GTR) you folks need to know that the Teton Canyon is under threat by GTR. GTR wants to put a chairlift into Teton Canyon. This areas terrain is know for big avalanches. If developed the local community of Big Horn Sheep, wolverines, and grizzly bears would be threatened. GTR would have to control the area for avalanches and they would have to so this aggressively. It will sound like a war zone. I have included some links for you folks to look at.
    Big Horn Sheep
    https://wyofile.com/national-forest-mulls-keeping-teton-ski-resort-out-of-sheep-range/?fbclid=IwAR12fXQxGUI4uRYc6z8ha_EGbx8zVFkVXb0e6xkrn99bfGz7M28RFMUA_nE

    You can also go to http://www.savetetoncanyon.org for complete information about the expansion.

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