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Backcountry Groups/Mentors (Wasatch)

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I started backcountry skiing in the Wasatch Mountains this season. My friend talked me into buying all the gear and getting out there with him. I have done a lot of reading about backcounty safety and plan on taking the UAC class next season. I am stoked he got me out there and I had a blast the last few months but our partnership/relationship was not going very smoothly.

 

I was reading an article on wildsnow.com talking about finding a mentor to get out there with. I understand the importance of this and dont think my buddy and I going out is a great idea until we have more experience. Neither of us really knew what we were doing and we stuck to really mellow terrain but I really want to work with somebody who knows what they are doing.

 

I have confidence in my decisions and my buddy had zero confidence in his own decisions and mine. It was extremely frustrating going out with him and I am ready to go ski with people that know what they are doing. I am really looking for a mentor to go ski with next season. I am looking for any backcountry ski groups, or mentoring people that go out frequently. I am not looking to spend much money but I am always done to provide beer.

 

If anybody knows of backcountry groups or want to be a mentor let me know. I am really looking to meet up with some new people that know the backcountry and love to ski!

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Are you a member of the Wasatch Mountain Club?

 

They do lots of organized hiking all over the Wasatch during the hiking season.  Not only does hiking those mountains in the summer REALLY help with your orientation and knowledge of the mountains, but I would bet that you could hook up with a number of people who would be backcountry skiing during the winter.  Maybe one or more of them could be mentors.

 

Just a thought.

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