Instructor:  Peter Joyce, Outdoor Program 282-3912 MW 10-noon,

Text: A Beast the Color of Winter by Doug Chadwick
Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book by Allen O’Bannon & Mike Clelland
Ski Camping by Ron Watters

Course Description:  This workshop is a well-rounded introduction to winter camping and wildlife observation, including an explanation of techniques, equipment, and safety considerations.

Course Objectives:  The goal of this workshop is to give students the basic skills and knowledge to safely enjoy and further explore the wonders of winter camping and wildlife observation. Students will be volunteering to assist the Sawtooth National Forest with a mountain goat monitoring and research project.

Attendance and Grading:  80%--Attendance and participation; 20%--repair, 1st aid, and emergency kits;  Missing a class will adversely impact the grade earned. No incompletes or make-ups will be given in this workshop.

Policies: There will be a Friday midnight curfew for all students. Failure to meet the curfew will result in student not being allowed to accompany the class that weekend. Student will have to provide their own accommodations.

Workshop Schedule:  First Class;  evening lecture 6-9 p.m. Outdoor Program—Introduction, Lecture on Equipment, Clothing, Nutrition, Cold Weather Injuries, Avalanche Awareness, and Mountain Goats. Weekend outings will take place in the Sawtooth National Forest. The workshop will travel Friday afternoon  together in an university van (no personal vehicles) to Ketchum, spend the first night in the Forest Service bunkhouse then XC ski to a basecamp, returning late Sunday evening.  Meet at the Outdoor Program at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.  The dates of the outings are posted in the class schedule on our web page.

Equipment:  Workshop participants must provide their own camping gear and skis. Gear and skis are available at the Wilderness Equipment Rental Center, 282-2945.

Additional Workshops and Activities Offered by the Outdoor Program:
Avalanche Safety
Nordic Downhill-Telemark
Winter Wilderness Survival
Call the Outdoor Program for more information on these workshops and outings such as yurt trips and XC ski trips.

Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:  If you have a diagnosed disability or believe that you have a disability  that might require “reasonable accommodation” on the part of the instructor, please contact the Center of Services for Students with Disabilities 282-3599. As a part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the student to disclose a disability prior to requesting reasonable accommodation.