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

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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.

Private

Sierra Nevada (California)

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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


Details

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking for more information on the meeting point.

About the guide

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.

Languages

English


What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Bill Mullins

5.00

December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel

5.00

August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King

5.00

August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker

5.00

August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė

5.00

August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson

5.00

June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli

5.00

June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis

1.00

March, 2022

Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.

Peggy Meyer

5.00

March, 2022

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

Lexi Brandon

5.00

February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau

5.00

February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anthony Stanzi

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kenji Tsubota

5.00

January, 2022

I was very glad to have the Back country ski tour in Montata by following reasons. 1. I had quick replies from my coordinator and guide whenever I asked something; 2. My guide was cool. 3. The tour was well-planned and appropriate duration. 4. Snow was in a good condition. Thank you!!

Renee Millett

1.00

January, 2022

Poor service from Explore-share! The vendor who provided the actual tour shared with Explore-share that heavy rains prevented them from doing a substantial section of the tour. I was not notified. The vendor also offered a substantial discount for what we were able to do and this was not shared with me either!

Carlos Ogarrio

4.00

December, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Allen Narkiewicz

5.00

November, 2021

Neil was our guide and he was amazing! We did Camelback mountain climbing and he knew all about it and the other nearby mountains. Lots of great info and fun. I took my two boys, 9 and 11 years old plus climbed myself (44 years old). So perfect for all ages and skill levels. Definitely worth doing!!!

Amanda Gardner

5.00

August, 2021

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!

Jolene Gines

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Drew Cool

5.00

July, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.


 

 

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