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North Lake Tahoe Community Backcountry Ski Tour

private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

Community Backcountry Ski Tour

$299per person
8 hours North Lake Tahoe
Embark on a journey through breathtaking landscapes to ski untracked powder on our Community Backcountry Ski Tour! Come out for an adventure of unforgettable turns, offered once a month throughout the winter. This open-enrollment tour is also a great way to meet new friends and future backcountry partners! This is an open-enrollment intermediate-level backcountry adventure. Participants must have at least 5-10 days of backcountry experience, or have taken our Backcountry 1.0. Both skiers and splitboarders are welcome.
Check back in late Summer 2024 for winter 2024/25 dates!
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private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides
private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

Explore Tahoe’s Backcountry: Join Our Community Backcountry Ski Tour and Connect with Fellow Skiers and Riders!

Venturing into the backcountry on a guided backcountry ski tour with friends or new acquaintances. Imagine skiing through pristine powder with like-minded individuals, all passionate about exploration. The guide’s expertise offers valuable insights and helps mitigate risk, creating an experience that’s both thrilling and a great opportunity to learn and connect in Tahoe’s pristine wilderness.

You must be an advanced intermediate skier/rider for this course and be competent on and off-piste in a variety of conditions. Skiers/riders should be comfortable on all blue runs and most black diamond runs at a ski resort. Participants must have 5-10 days of touring experience OR have taken our Backcountry 1.0 course.

Prerequisites
Skiers or riders who have taken our Backcountry 1.0 PLUS 5-10 days of touring experience or those with 10+ days of individual touring experience are welcome to join.
Fitness
Excellent physical fitness is required. Skiers and splitboarders must be able to hike for many hours at a time while carrying a pack.
Technical Experience
Skiers and splitboarders must be competent in backcountry travel and able to link turns in a variety of terrain and snow conditions. This compares to competency on all blue runs and most black diamond runs at the resort–including off-piste terrain.
8 – 8:30
Meet & Greet

Meet your ski guide and fellow skiers. These tours may meet at a trailhead, or at our offices in the Village at Palisades. You’ll spend the first 30 minutes or so discussing the goal for the day, and assessing terrain options that your guide will have in mind.

8:30 – 12
Morning Tour

After making our plan for the day, we head out for the first climb and descent of the day. We’ll have a number of options available to us and terrain selection will come down to group choice and conditions. The first tour of the day is your opportunity to discuss avalanche problems, refine uphill and downhill techniques and transitions, all while finding the best snow conditions available for the day.

12 – 12:30
Lunch

In between the morning and afternoon sessions, we’ll take a break for some much needed calories. As with any tour, you’ll have time to snack in the morning and afternoon sessions, but we want to make sure to stop, eat, and discuss any deeper topics that come up during the skin track chats.

12:30 – 3:30
Afternoon Tour

Depending on our observations from the morning, we’ll spend the afternoon harvesting the goods! This is your opportunity to work on group leadership skills, and analyze the outcomes of the day.

Our Lake Tahoe Backcountry Skiing Guides

Meet some of the guides who might be instructing your Backcountry course.

Community Backcountry Tour Questions

The answers to our most commonly asked questions about our community backcountry tour.
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