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Max group size: 4-6

Includes:
Sugar Bowl Backcountry Lift Pass & AT skis or splitboard, climbing skins, pack, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

Skiers: Bring your own alpine ski boots and ski poles.
Snowboarders: Bring your own boots.




Operating under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.

ASI Backcountry Adventure Center

SUGAR BOWL BACKCOUNTRY     1 Day
AT or Splitboard

This is our paramount ski program! It combines lift-access to thousands of acres of amazing backcountry and untracked snow at Sugar Bowl. With not too much uphill touring (with convertible bindings and climbing skins), we access even more great out-of-bounds terrain. It feels like a day of heli-skiing combined with the joy of backcountry touring.

This is a great opportunity not only to be introduced to the backcountry skiing experience but also to practice the procedures for leaving the ski resort with a tool pack, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, choosing terrain to reduce the hazards and tour smoothly and effectively with climbing skins. This is also a perfect way to learn about skiing as a small team with a professional ski guide, just as in big ski mountaineering projects or snowcat or heli-skiing excursions.

The day begins with check-in and gear fitting between 8:30-9:00am. After safety briefing with your guide, you'll begin skiing some of the best terrain at Sugar Bowl.

If you don't own AT skis or a splitboard with skins, we have them for you. Alpine skiers: bring your own alpine boots and we'll click them into state-of-the-art backcountry mountain skis.

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$199 Special Includes AT Gear

$229 with Spiltboard


Have your own lift pass? --- Subtract $20
Have your own Gear? --- Subtract $20

Dates:
Mar 15, 2014(Sat)
Mar 16, 20134(Sun)
Mar 22, 2014(Sat)
Mar 23, 2014(Sat)
Mar 29, 2014(Sat)
Mar 30, 2014(Sun)

*Get a group of 4 or more together and make your own date!

*We will add more dates as the season progresses





Skills covered will include:
  • Interpreting the Avalanche Bulletin
  • Assessing group members' experience and ability
  • Planning and preparation for backcountry travel
  • Ski gear selection
  • Personal gear items
  • Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Group gear for the backcountry
  • Uphill touring technique with climbing skins
  • Downhill skiing in ungroomed backcountry conditions
  • Hazard recognition and avoidance
  • Uphill and downhill travel techniques
  • Hydration and nutrition
  • Environmental awareness
  • Skiing as a small team with a guide






Prerequisites:
This program requires advanced skiing skills for skiers ready to link turns in the fall-line in ungroomed snow conditions. Skiers and riders need to be in Very Good physical condition ready for properly paced uphills with climbing skins.



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"Thanks for an awesome Sugar Bowl Backcountry day last Sunday with Logan. My buddy Jared and I had a blast. Big props to Logan Talbott, who was super knowledgeable, friendly and extremely patient with us"
- Eric Chang
 

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