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Backcountry Intro

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Tahoe City, California, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Backcountry Skiing

  • Price
    $99 USD per person
  • Duration

    3-4 hours

  • Avg Distance

    1000+ vertical feet

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    8 a.m.

  • Starting Location

    Contact guide

  • Price Includes

    Backcountry guiding, instruction, snacks

  • Notes

    There is a three person minimum for this class. Please have your equipment ahead of time.


  • Get away from the resort traffic and into your own private mountain experience.
  • Learn the right way to enjoy the backcountry, where we put safety at a premium.
  • Learn to use your equipment and the efficient way for backcountry travel.


Trip Info

This introductory backcountry skiing course is meant to teach you how to use your equipment, identify danger zones and find safe travel routes. We will go over techniques, snow safety, beacon search and rescue as well as take you on a short tour.

If you like untracked powder in Winter and creamy corn snow in Spring, but don’t like to wait in lift lines or fight crowds to get to it, then we have the program for you. The Sierra supplies a long ski season and we chase snow, sometimes into July.

It is great for someone new to the backcountry, whether or not they have taken an Avalanche 1 course.

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