Backcountry skiing at Frédéric Back Park in Montreal
Initiation to backcountry skiing, duration 2 h 00
This activity deals with the basic technique of cross-country skiing, also known as "no alternative" and the "genuflexion movement" descent techniques. An interpretation component highlights the heritage and environmental site that is Frédéric Bach Park. The meeting point is on the TOHU parking lot. Participants gather for the distribution of the equipment. Preparation and explanations are provided for 30 minutes prior to departure. Then, everyone puts on their skis to make a tour of the old Miron quarry for 1 h 30. A break is planned mid-way.
Additional information: activity accessible by public transit
Cost of the activity per person: $ 49 before taxes
Equipment list For information, the clothing recommended for this activity should not be cotton, but synthetic or wool. The advantage of synthetic and wool over cotton is that even wet, these textiles stay warm.
Base layer (thin combination): up and down
Thin intermediate layer: polar
Waterproof and breathable jacket Breathable sports pants
Thin beanie and thick beanie
Pair of thin gloves
Pair of thin stockings
Pair of mittens or gloves warmer (just in case)
Pair of sunglasses
Thermos of 500 ml or 1 l
1 lunch and snacks
To participate in this activity, a health sheet and a risk acceptance sheet must be completed and given to the guides at the start of the activity.