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Women’s Backcountry 1.0+

private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

Women’s Backcountry 1.0+

$499Midweek
Per Person
$579Weekend
Per Person
Introductory Two 8-hour days Lake Tahoe
This women’s introduction to backcountry skiing and riding clinic is a two-day package consisting of our Backcountry 1.0 and a day of touring to put your skills into practice, tailored just for women and led by women. In this backcountry touring course, you’ll be introduced to the tools and techniques that you’ll need to start backcountry touring safely and efficiently. Advanced intermediate resort skiers and riders are welcome to join this clinic, but no prior backcountry experience is required. Please see the preparation section before enrolling.
Mar 2, 2024- Mar 3, 2024
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Designed and led by our female staff of AMGA trained ski and splitboard guides.

This 2-day intro to backcountry course is for female skiers and riders who love spending time in the mountains riding fresh snow. No backcountry experience is necessary to join this course.

This course combines our popular Backcountry 1.0 course with a second day of touring. This course will go deeper than our traditional 1.0 by providing back-to-back days of backcountry skills education with AMGA-certified guides. Participants will have the unique chance to work with the same guide, giving the ability to compound skills learned on day 1 and significantly boosting the learning curve in a supportive environment. This course is a fantastic precursor to an AIARE level 1 avalanche course.

You must be an advanced intermediate skier/rider that is competent on and off-piste in a variety of conditions.

Technical Experience

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.
Learn Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding in Lake Tahoe with professional ski guides.
Day 1
BC 1.0 Principles

First day out. Welcome to the backcountry! Our main object for the day will be similar to our BC 1.0 outcomes – Increase familiarity and comfort with movements and equipment. The morning kicks off with a meeting between participants and your AMGA guide, in which they will go over required gear, evaluate everyone’s personal gear and providing feedback and recommendations for future gear purchases. The next subject will be to explore the plan for the day, getting an insight into your guides planning system allowing you to learn a bit about how professional guides go about assessing the day before even stepping outside.

Day 1 Outcomes

Familiarity with backcountry skiing and riding equipment
Transitioning to ski or ride mode from walk mode
Various techniques for efficient uphill travel
How to use avalanche safety equipment: beacon, shovel and probe
What to bring in your pack
How to pack your bag
Managing gear in the elements
Layering clothes

Day 2
BC 2.0 Principles

Day 2 will pick up where Day 1 left off, further expanding on basic movement and terrain assessment fundamentals, while pushing into more complex subjects such as leadership, tour planning and rescue scenarious. This day’s itinerary and goals are ultimately up to the team gathered and the guide. Operating in small groups means we can be dynamic if the group wants to spend more time learning a particular subject, while skipping over another.

Day 2 Outcomes

Leadership in the backcountry setting
Tour planning
Avalanche hazard management
Touring movement skills

Our Women’s Backcountry Ski Guides

Meet some of the female guides who might be instructing your Intro To Backcountry courses.

Women’s Intro To Backcountry Courses FAQ’s

The answers to our most commonly asked questions to our women’s Intro to Backcountry courses.
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