Snow Shelter Building in Leadville

Snow Shelter Building in Leadville

Snow Shelter Building

Whether you’re interested in sharpening your survival skills or looking for a fun way to spend a snow day, snow shelter building is an essential tool for all winter enthusiasts. Father and daughter team, Hans and Malin Bengtsson, are offering a snow shelter building class at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville on March 19, from 9AM-3PM, for $49.

Hans Bengtsson began teaching snow shelter building workshops for the Appalachian Mountain Club in New Hampshire’s White Mountains when Malin was a child. “My sister and I started joining him when we were old enough to carry our own equipment up the mountain and help build our shelter for the night.  These were some of the most challenging and special experiences I remember from growing up.”

Snow Shelter Building

The father – daughter duo will introduce participants to the basics of snow shelter building and how to safely take shelter outdoors in the winter. Depending on snow conditions and the number of participants, the goal will be to build an igloo, quinzee, and a drift cave.

Snow Shelter Building

“I have always been impressed by my father and his love and knowledge of the outdoors and passion for winter in particular.  I feel lucky that some of these genes were passed on to me and am inspired that at almost 80 years old he is still as active as ever.”

The workshop will take place at the Colorado Mountain College Leadville campus and participants will need to dress warmly and bring extra mittens to keep hands warm and dry.

For more information or to register, please call (719)486-4292.