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Backcountry Photography Clinic & Field Session – February 18, 2020

Registration for all Mountain Festival events close 48 hours ahead of time. Participants for each event are emailed at this time with tour location, etc. Please remember that all events are held in and around North Lake Tahoe but exact specifics will be shared 48 hours ahead of time to assess snow quality and safety.

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Available 1 Cost $75

Venue

Basecamp Hotel Tahoe City
55 N Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145 United States
Website:
https://basecamptahoecity.com/
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Description:

The Backcountry Photography Clinic & Field Session is designed to explore the tools and variables of ski photography while improving your abilities to capture that perfect backcountry shot. Local photographer Scott Rokis will start the day with a classroom session at Basecamp hotel in Tahoe City. The class will then transition into the backcountry to apply your newly-acquired concepts. The goal of this tour is to provide you with an overview application of ski photography concepts that will ignite your creativity in the wilderness.
While this backcountry photography clinic will not be characterized by much actual touring, you will need to come prepared for the expectations spelled out in our beginner tours. Additionally, you should most optimally possess requisite camera gear that you are familiar with and ready to expose to the elements (even if expensive!). We STRONGLY encourage all participants in this workshop to look into the fantastic products available from Peak Design in order to protect your gear and make the day as successful as possible.

Additionally, please note that this course is NOT for beginner resort skiers/riders and you should be an advanced resort skier/rider before pursuing backcountry travel. We define an advanced resort skier/rider as someone who can confidently descend OFF PISTE black diamond terrain (note NOT just a black diamond groomer). Please alsonote that we ask ONLY beginner backcountry skiers register for this type of tour (ie not intermediate or advanced skiers/riders). In the interest of fairness to the group, we ask that you abide by these mandates, as well as those spelled out in the equipment and physical requirements section.

If you have questions about your ability or are concerned if you qualify, please call the shop at (530) 583-6917 and talk to Brendan or Jeff. Additionally, we see many beginners register for tours on successive days, which we STRONGLY discourage. Backcountry travel is extremely challenging and we’ve found that beginners who may not be used to the phsyical demands tend to suffer or drop out on successive day tours. Please respect the group dynamic and the free nature of the event so that everyone can enjoy the process!

Discounted demo equipment will be made available to registered participants via email by mid January. Please no snowshoes, metal-edge (fish-scale) touring equipment, or dogs.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Backcountry Ski/Splitboard Touring Equipment
  • Avalanche Safety Items: Beacon, Shovel, Probe
  • A FORMAL EQUIPMENT LIST WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN EARLY JANUARY.

Physical Requirements:

  • ADVANCED RESORT SKIING CAPABILITY
  • Ability to confidently descend "black diamond" OFF PISTE (note: NOT just a groomer) terrain at a ski resort.
  • Strong physical condition and ability to comfortably hike uphill for over 2,000 vertical feet.
  • Participants must be prepared for 5-6 hours in the field.
  • IF YOU DO NOT FIT THIS CRITERIA PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER!

IF YOU DO NOT FIT THIS CRITERIA PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER!

Sponsored by Peak Design
Presented by Rokis Photo

*PLEASE NOTE! In the spirit of inclusivity we are limiting participants to four tours. This does not include workshops, Backcountry Basics, etc. Registration for most events requires a deposit, which varies from $25-$100, that is refunded upon participation. Cancellations are not allowed after February 1st and all calendar adjustments prior to February 1st are subject to a $10 adjustment fee. Any excess garnered from the cancellation policy will be donated to Protect Our Winters and the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance.

**Please also note that you will be sent a complete equipment list for each individual event by the middle of January. Additionally, if you have registered for any backcountry tour you will be contacted 72 hours prior to the tour with the exact location. This is irrelevant if your chosen tour stipulates a location, but for others we want to assess the snow and avalanche conditions for others closer to the event. The goal is to show you the best time possible which requires a decision closer to each tour.

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