Ages 17 to 23 Sustainable Living & Winter Recreation (closed)
Winter Gap… Hold on for January 2022! Meanwhile, check out Spring Roundup for 2021.
Join a community of fellow Gap students at a historic Montana ranch in the foothills of the Bridger Mountains. Learn homesteading and food production skills while accomplishing hands-on projects such as working in greenhouses, helping with farm animals and renovating ranch infrastructure as it moves toward an environmentally sustainable future. Prepare local foods and take cooking classes. Delve into topics such as soil regeneration, carbon drawdown, and land and wildlife conservation while also performing important volunteer work to support a healthy community. Participate in a three-day ski or snowboard instructor program and complete a level 1 avalanche course. Recreate in the Montana backcountry on skis or snowshoes and learn about microhabitat selection and wildlife ecology. Experience the quiet solace of alpine landscapes blanketed in snow while exploring the ways in which local flora, fauna and people adapt for Rocky Mountain winters.
*Add a 9-day Wilderness First Responder Course to the end of Alpine Winter Gap to become a certified WFR.