Arc’teryx Backcountry Academy, Whistler – February 9-12, 2023
For each superior snowsports enthusiasts, the Arc’teryx Backcountry Academy is an lawsuit connected everyone’s bucket list. This past February, for the archetypal clip ever, the academy took spot successful 1 of the astir celebrated Canadian skis towns, Whistler, BC, Canada.
With 3 days of backcountry clinics, the academy celebrated Whistler’s satellite people upland culture, successful a spot that has ever supported Arc’teryx close from its inception. By going backmost to its roots, the institution proudly showcased its products successful the precise spot that they were archetypal tested successful – a coastal upland scope with epic backcountry terrain.
The Arc’teryx Backcountry Academy was designed to springiness backmost to the section community, supporting respective partners, including the Tsleil-Waututh Nation School, Indigenous Life Sport Academy, and POW determination and nationalist chapters.
With 3 jam-packed days of backcountry clinics and 2 nights of unsocial programming, the academy celebrated upland culture, with featured speakers, movies, and partner-led activations. The assemblage programming created a buzz of like-minded skiers and snowboarders looking to further their skillset oregon observe each things upland inspired.
The skiing and snowboarding clinics that were offered catered to a assortment of accomplishment levels, providing participants with the accidental to larn from an Arc’teryx jock and guiding partner. For those conscionable starting out, determination were plentifulness of offerings educating connected the instauration to upland sports – skis and snowboard. For those who had much backcountry acquisition and who were anxious to amended their skills, determination were respective precocious clinics, immoderate adjacent ranging from 1–2-days. These clinics focused connected improving method skills, navigation, upland safety, archetypal assistance and adjacent photography. New this year, circumstantial pistillate oregon those who place arsenic female, clinics only.
In summation to clinics, attendees had the accidental to thrust and oregon skis with immoderate of the world’s greats. The Arc’teryx Snowport Athlete squad hosted clinics and mingled with the assemblage passim the week and weekend. Athletes included, Mike Gardner, Spencer O’Brien, Robin Van Gyn, Michelle Parker, Janelle Smiley, Tom Peiffer, Sam Kuch, Hoji and galore others.
Did you miss retired connected this year’s Backcountry Academy?
Not to worry, we’ve got much Arc’teryx events and Academies coming up passim the year. Next up, the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy taking spot successful Chamonix, France successful July, and the Arc’teryx Climbing Academy taking spot from August Squamish, BC, Canada.
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