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Backcountry 1.0 In South Lake Tahoe

A professional ski guide leads a group of backcountry skiers on an intro to backcountry course in Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Backcountry 1.0

$249Midweek
Per Person
$299Weekends
Per Person
Introductory Full Day, 8 Hours South Lake Tahoe, CA
Learn to backcountry ski or splitboard in South Lake Tahoe with our professional mountain guides. In this Intro To Backcountry course, you’ll learn the basics of backcountry touring from our Tahoe ski guides. Both skiers and splitboarders are welcome in this course. This is the first part of our three-part Intro To Backcountry series.
Mar 15, 2024
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Guide explains backcountry touring principles during an Intro to Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding course in Lake Tahoe with professional ski guides.

This one day course will introduce you to the fundamentals of backcountry skiing and snowboarding.

After this course, you will be able to plan and execute an efficient yet simple backcountry tour. Come out and learn the techniques and tricks from a professional guide, and get away from the lifts and the crowds of the resort. Our Backcountry 1.0 course is the ideal preparation for an AIARE 1 avalanche course.You must be an advanced intermediate skier/rider that is competent on and off-piste in a variety of conditions.

Technical

Must be an advanced intermediate skier/rider that is competent on and off-piste terrain in a variety of conditions. Should feel comfortable on all blue runs and most black diamond runs at a ski resort.

Fitness

Excellent physical fitness is required. Skiers must be able to hike for many hours at a time while carrying a pack
8 – 8:30am
Meet & Greet

Meet your guide and fellow skiers. Set goals for the day.

8:30 – 12pm
Morning Tour

After reviewing gear and equipment, head out for the first climb and descent of the day.

12 – 12:30pm
Lunch

In between the morning and afternoon sessions we’ll take a break for some much needed calories.

12:30 – 3:30pm
Afternoon Tour

Depending on our observations from the morning we’ll spend the afternoon skiing and may work in a mock avalanche rescue.

Our Ski Guides

Meet who you will be learning backcountry touring fundamentals from.

South Lake Backcountry Touring Questions

The answers to our most commonly asked questions about learning backcountry skiing in South Lake Tahoe.
private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

Private Ski Guiding In Lake Tahoe

Advanced Next Available
Available Every Day Winter ’23-’24
Full Day / 8 Hours Lake Tahoe, CA
A single skier descending perfect powder snow during a Palisades Backcountry Ski Tour

Palisades Tahoe Backcountry Tours

Advanced Next Available
Booked privately every day December – May
Full Day / 8 Hours Palisades Tahoe, CA
Learn Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding in Lake Tahoe with professional ski guides.

Backcountry 2.0: Intermediate Backcountry Skills

Intermediate Next Available
Mar 9, 2024
8 Hours / Full Day Lake Tahoe, CA
private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

Women’s Intro To Backcountry

Introductory Next Available
Mar 9, 2024- Mar 10, 2024
Two 8-hour days Lake Tahoe
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