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Max group size: 4-6

The use of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

Does Not Include:
AT (Alpine Touring) or spiltboarding gear .

Operating under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.

Backcountry Skiing

Tahoe Backcountry Ski Tours     1 Day

These day tours are follow up application tours to do after our Intro to Backcountry Skiing or for anyone with previous backcountry experience who want to go on a great "Sunday Tour". It provides more application of skills with refinement through tips and coaching. We keep a more consistent pace and climb higher and farther with more ski descents than our "Intro" day.

These tours provide continuing education of avalanche safety skills. We make continued assessments, gather and record information of snowpack and avalanche conditions. This course can be taken the day after your Intro day to form a 2-day course.

Skills covered will include:
  • Group assesment
  • Pre-tour planning
  • Developing a safety plan
  • Transceiver, probe and shovel review
  • Hazards assessment
  • Uphill and downhill ski coaching
  • Time management on a tour
  • Reviewing group dynamics
  • Avoiding heuristic traps in the backcountry
  • Skiing as an efficient team with a guide
Cost: $175

Silver Peak
After meeting at The Back Country to gear-up, we will carpool to the Silver Creek Trailhead (near Squaw Valley) and begin a super fun day tour up this amazing terrain to the top of Silver Peak.
Jan 7, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 4, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 11, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 25, 2018 (Sun)
Mar 11, 2018 (Sun)

Razorback Ridge
Does not include Sugar Bowl One-way lift ride ($25) or ground transportation
From Mt. Disney at Sugar Bowl, we'll climb Crow's Nest Peak, ski off the backside toward Onion Creek. We'll climb and traverse Razorback Ridge and choose another descent on the wild side of the Ridge. A great, big day of backcountry adventure.

Anderson Ridge Tour
From Mt. Lincoln at Sugar Bowl, we'll begin our route along Anderson Ridge and link up the best descents with pleasant skinups back to the ridgeline.
Does not include Sugar Bowl One-way lift ride ($25)
Dec 31, 2017 (Sun)
Feb 18, 2018 (Sun - President's Weekend)
Mar 4, 2018 (Sun)
Mar 18, 2018 (Sun)
Apr 16, 2018 (Sun)

Castle Peak Tour
From the SnoPark near Boreal, we'll begin this classic tour to Castle Peak Summit and choose the best skiing projects enroute.
Jan 7, 2018 (Sun)
Jan 14, 2018 (Sun - MLK Weekend)
Jan 21, 2018 (Sun)
Jan 28, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 4, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 11, 2018 (Sun)
Mar 25, 2018 (Sun)
Mar 31, 2018 (Sat)
Apr 1, 2018 (Sun)
Apr 8, 2018 (Sun)
Apr 15, 2018 (Sun)

Strong intermediate to advanced skiing skills. Previous backcountry skiing experience with climbing skins. Familiar with personal gear items, including day pack, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (provided if necessary). Very good physical condition.

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