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!