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Backcountry skiing in Mammoth Lakes (Eastern Sierra), 2-day Introductory course

Backcountry skiing in Mammoth Lakes (Eastern Sierra), 2-day Introductory course | undefined

Head to Mammoth Mountain with a certified guide and take a two-day backcountry skiing introductory course to find out why this California hot spot is such an appealing destination.


Sierra Nevada (California)

2 Days

Jan - Apr




* Break into backcountry skiing by learning the fundamentals of the sport.

* Gain valuable guidance from certified instructors to improve as a skier.

* Discover the stunning Sierra Nevada and the Mammoth region.


If you have been dreaming of a California ski getaway, make your way to Eastern Sierra and take a backcountry skiing course! This two-day introductory program will show you the ropes of an exciting sport, all within the Mammoth region, and prepare you for an exciting future of ski touring!

Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierra have long been a prime destination for world-class skiers. One of the best locations for powder in all of California and the United States, it’s a natural choice for ski touring pros who want to pick up new techniques and build upon their foundation of skills to improve in the sport.

Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes are accessible without losing the allure of being a top tier remote skiing mecca. There is an endless supply of captivating lines and wild runs to keep you tapped in to the wilderness charm.

That’s where you come in! You will have an absolute blast following the guidance of professional, certified instructors while giving you the tools necessary to ski away from crowded resorts. Any advanced-level skiers who want to take their talents to the backcountry should definitely take this course.

We will cover all of the basics of backcountry skiing, from placing and using skins to avalanche safety and rescue. Some other areas of instruction include group management, terrain and line selection, and track setting. Certain backcountry-specific techniques and procedures are vital for a fun, productive, and safe experience when heading off-piste and away from groomed trails. Your program will focus on these crucial skills to move seamlessly into the most exciting mountain runs.

Eastern Sierra is one of my favorite areas to ski. Sharing my passion for the mountains and ski touring is my pleasure and I will ensure you have an unforgettable couple of days cutting your teeth in some of California’s most notorious snow.

You should be in very good shape to take this course, having enough skiing experience to be comfortable in the backcountry. Intermediate to advanced skiing proficiency is mandatory.

Book this two-day Mammoth Lakes introductory course NOW for the opportunity to make your backcountry skiing vacation a reality!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



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One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



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Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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