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South Lake Tahoe Backcountry 2.0

private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

South Lake Tahoe Backcountry 2.0

Per Person
Per Person
Intermediate Full Day, 8 Hours South Lake Tahoe, CA
Learn to Backcountry Ski or Ride in South Lake Tahoe! This is the second part in our three-part Intro To Backcountry series. Please see Backcountry 1.0 for an overview of part 1. In this 2.0 course, you’ll build upon basic backcountry touring skills, diving into advanced tour planning and backcountry leadership principles and practices. Both skiers and splitboarders are welcome. This is an intermediate-level backcountry course. Please see the preparation section before reserving. We also offer this course in North Lake Tahoe, see here for details.
Check back in late Summer 2024 for winter 2024/25 dates!
private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

Expand upon baseline backcountry skiing or riding knowledge and allow the accessible South Lake Tahoe backcountry terrain to blossom before your eyes.

Solidify your intermediate backcountry touring skills in this second part of our 3-part Intro to Backcountry series. This backcountry touring course is designed for someone who already has the basic training and experience to go on a backcountry tour, and seeks the next step. Our Backcountry 1.0 course plus 5-10 days of touring experience, OR 10+ days of touring experience are ideal prerequisites. Backcountry 2.0 picks up where 1.0 leaves off, continuing the intermediate skills of touring in the backcountry.

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.

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

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

8:30 – 12pm
Morning Tour

After making our plan for the day, we head out for the first climb and descent of the day.

12 – 12:30pm

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 harvesting the goods!

Our Backcountry Ski Guides

Meet who you will be backcountry skiing with in South Lake Tahoe.

South Lake Tahoe Backcountry Touring Questions

The answers to your most commonly asked questions about backcountry skiing in South Lake Tahoe.
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