Youth Backcountry Program

Share your love of backcountry skiing with the next generation!  

Even wanted to ski down a mountain that doesn't have a lift with your family? Brown Mtn? Shasta? McLoughlin? Crater Lake? Or just have the mountain to yourself in the preseason, postseason, or when the mountain is closed?   This is your answer.  

In 2023 (the first year) - we held 5 sessions with 16 participants.  This year, we are planning to host a few more clinics on Mt A.  

We have Contour Startup sets free for use. These bindings let you click into your normal skis and use your everyday skis as a backcountry set up. We will stay in the resort boundary area so there will be no avalanche danger.  

These free clinics equip kids with essential skills for safe exploration, respectful trail etiquette, and the unforgettable experience of carving fresh lines with their crew. Our reward is seeing their grins light up the slopes.  

If you are interested in these clinics for your child or just want to volunteer, please fill out the google form below and you will be automatically added to the email list.  



For the Contour Adapters:


Currently, we plan on hosting the clinics on Wednesdays when the conditions are good. We'll be emailing you on Mon or Tues to make sure conditions look ok to hold these clinics. The mountain is closed on Tues and Weds and the Ashland School District gets out early from school. We'll start around 3:00 pm and end around 4:30 pm. Eventually we'd love to host a few sessions on the weekend and venture off into the backcountry.  

Any questions? - email me at

Youth Program Sponsor

The future of the sport is in the hands of the youth.  We believe we can safely introduce this amazing sport to the next generation and our goal for this year is to create more opportunities for kids to get together and backcountry ski together!  With the help of Cascadia Prime, we are starting up the Mt Ashland Youth SkiMo program.  

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First Youth Clinic!