girls backcountry shred + yoga day 2021/22
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On February 9th Powder Yoga + Fitness and Summit Ski school will be bringing you an epic girls yoga and backcountry shred day. If you have always wanted to explore the backcountry but don’t know where to start, or if you just want to spend the day hanging out with some like minded chicas, shredding the Niseko pow, then this day is tailor made for you. We will kick off with a warm up yoga session hosted by Charlie from Powder Yoga, followed by a trip out into the Niseko backcountry guided by Makenzie from Summit Ski. Here you will be given the lowdown on your touring equipement, an introduction to avalanche training. and to top it all off you will shred some untouched lines in the amazing JAPOW. To finish this day of dreams you have the optional choice to join us at a nearby onsen to warm up and soak your muscles.
We only have 8 spaces available so sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out! The cost for the day is 8000 yen.
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what to expect
Here you’ll find a full breakdown of what to expect on the day. We have put together a programme that is great for all levels and abilities, be it your first time out in the backcountry or if you’re a seasoned pro.
We will kick off the day with a yoga session to warm up your muscles before we head out on the mountain. A juicy warm up vinyasa will get you all set up for a day of shredding.
We will show you how to use all of your touring equipment. From snowshoes, to splitboards and bindings, touring skis and your tranciever and avalanche kit.
You will be guided on how to use your avi equipment in a search and rescue situation. Please note this training doesn’t give you any qualificaiton or certification, we will simply make sure you know how to be safe out on the mountain and can carry out a search and rescue if needed.
We will be hiking for around 2-3 hours out in the Niseko backcountry. Our route and destination will be determiend closer to the time depending on the snow forecast. But no matter where we climb, you can rest assured there will be some epic fresh lines waiting for you to ride down.
You have the optional choice to join us and visit a local Niseko onsen. Here you can rest and unwind, relaxing your muscles after all that hiking. Don’t forget to bring a towel.
We will provide transport from The Yard Kutchan. Please make your own way there for a 7:30am start. You can park your car at The Yard for the day. We will bring you back to Kutchan when the day is finished around 4pm. If you do not wish to go to the onsen you should arrange your own transport or you can wait for the group to finish.
what to bring
You will need to bring all the essentials for a day on the mountain. We will train you on how to use your equipment but we will not provide any equipment. If you need to hire avalance or touring kit, we have an offer for all participants with a local provider so please get in touch and we can help you. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need apporpriate outdoor clothing for ski / snowboard. For hiking it is reccomended to wear layers so you can take them off or layer up as your body temperature changes.
You will need a backpack with straps for carrying your skis / snowboard if you choose to hike on snowshoes.
Inside your backpack you will need a full avalanche rescue kit inclusing; beacon (tranciever), probe and shovel.
Alwasy test your beacon and bring along spare batteries just incase.
You should bring some snacks for the day, we will stop at a convience store to purchase some lunch but if you want to bring your own food please do so. A hot drink in a thermos, some water and some hiking snacks, such as nuts or energy bars are always a good thing to have with you.
If you are using splitboard or touring skis you will need skins for your equipment.
Everyone will also need hiking poles, usually retractable for those riding snowboards to put into your backpack after use.
If you have any questions about what to bring then please get in touch email@example.com
The full cost for the day is 8000 yennies including your yoga class, backcountry tour, equipment lowdown and avalanche training, and transport for the day.
Equipment hire, food and onsen not included.
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book your place
Our epic girls shred day is not to be missed, sign up today to secure your place!