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South Lake Tahoe Backcountry 3.0

Learn Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding in Lake Tahoe with professional ski guides.

South Lake Tahoe Backcountry 3.0

Per Person
Advanced Full Day / 8 Hours South Lake Tahoe, CA
The third part in our three-part Intro to Backcountry course series, this South Lake Tahoe course is designed to be your formal introduction to ski mountaineering principles and practices. This ski mountaineering course can be taken as a stand-alone option, but is designed to be taken in conjunction with our Backcountry 1.0 and 2.0 courses. In this course, you’ll learn advanced backcountry skills on how to safely approach steep lines while adding non-standard tools like ice axe, crampons and harnesses to your touring tool kit. Both skiers and splitboarders are welcome in this course. This is an advanced level course. Please see the preparation section before reserving. We also offer this course in North Lake Tahoe.
February 8, 2025
private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

Refine your skill-set and expand your abilities in technical, high alpine terrain with our AMGA-Certified Ski Guides in South Lake Tahoe!

Backcountry 3.0 is a day-long, in-depth introduction to ski mountaineering principles, techniques and skills. This course is designed for backcountry skiers and splitboarders who are interested in exploring steeper, higher and more exposed lines.

Ski mountaineering is the next step for backcountry enthusiasts who are looking to get farther out from the trailhead, while having the tool kit to tackle steeper slopes.

This course is the third act in our three-part Intro to Backcountry series. Please see Backcountry 1.0 and Backcountry 2.0 for descriptions of the previous courses.

Advanced skiers or riders who have taken our Backcountry 2.0 PLUS 5-10 days of backcountry experience, OR those that have 25+ 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.
Participants must be competent in backcountry travel, and expert level skiers/riders that are confident on all black diamond runs at a resort in all conditions.
8 – 8:30am
Meet & Greet

Meet your guide, and get an overview of the day.

8:30 – 12pm
Morning Skills Session

Starting with the basics, we gradually add new skills and techniques to the table.

12 – 12:30pm

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

12:30 – 4pm
Afternoon Skills Session

Building on the skills of the morning, we will enter demanding terrain and get some hands on practice.

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