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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: $200

Dates 2020/2021:

Dec 20,26,27 2020
Jan 3, 10, 16, 17, 24, 31 2021
Feb 7, 13, 14, 21, 28, 2021
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021
Apr 4, 11 2021

Some of the Tahoe ski tours we do:

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.

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)

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.

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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