Feb 21, 2024
PEDH 129 - Snowshoeing and Ski Touring
Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Laboratory Hours: 2
Restriction(s): Adventure Recreation, Park & Outdoor Recreation, and Physical Education majors only
This course is an introduction to basic ski touring and snow-shoeing. Techniques for minimizing impact on the environment are emphasized. The course includes discussions on equipment, techniques, dressing for winter conditions, trail selection, health and safety considerations, conditioning, trip planning, and leadership skills. Skiing and snowshoe experience is required. A course fee will be required for registration in this course.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
- The student will properly identify, select, and utilize appropriate equipment for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The student will dress properly for winter outdoor activities.
- The student will be able to participate in all skills and activities in the course. The student will be able to develop an appropriate fitness plan for participation in snowshoeing and cross country skiing
- The student will be able to adequately demonstrate and instruct basic skills in an appropriate progression to beginner level snowshoeing and cross country skiing participants.
- The student will follow group safety guidelines during class outings and be able to recognize and deal with associated issues with leading groups in outdoor winter activities. The student will be able to plan and implement safe winter outdoor experiences.