Backcountry skiing weekend in Lassen, near San Francisco (2 days)

A certified guide will lead you on an epic 2-day skiing weekend where you will discover the best paths, freshest snow and least crowded areas of Lassen, near San Francisco, a region known for having colder, deeper and drier snow than anywhere else nearby!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Sierra Nevada (California)

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private


Highlights

 
  • Ski off the beaten path in Lassen - no crowds!

  • Beautiful alpine scenery such as forests and vast valleys!

  • Learn the best techniques for backcountry skiing!


 

I invite you to join me on an exciting, fun-filled and memorable weekend of backcountry skiing, where we will introduce you to the best and safest skiing and snowboarding techniques, increase your avalanche and ski conditions awareness, and ski amongst some of the prettiest and most underrated scenery available in the country, in Lassen, near San Francisco.

Often overshadowed by its more illustrious neighbor Lake Tahoe, Lassen is nestled within the Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, and mostly consists of backcountry, making it a veritable paradise for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The lack of crowds make conditions perfect, as you can go at your own pace and we have plenty of time to take in the gorgeous scenery on offer.

We start by meeting in the evening of the Friday night to run through a safety and equipment check, and then we set off on the Saturday morning for a long day of skiing.

Initially we will be going through avalanche rescue tips, as well as instructions on using the various skis and boards, but once we are through that it is hours of blissful runs through the tree-lined alpine forests and wide open bowls.

The second day is much the same, and it is a collaborative process to determine where and when we should go, so as to maximize enjoyment for everyone. The lack of crowds makes everything seem so much more tranquil and idyllic, and some of the views are truly breath taking in their beauty.

We finish up on the Sunday afternoon to allow plenty of time for people to get home, and hopefully we are all weary and content after such a fun weekend.

Skiing in Lassen is an adventure that goes under the radar – book now to beat the crowds!


Price per person

 
1 Person
800 USD

Group of 2
400 USD

Group of 3
265 USD

Group of 4
200 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
 - Two days of guided backcountry snowboarding and skiing - All necessary wilderness use permits - Experienced back country guides, certified as Wilderness First Responders, and trained by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), as well as the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) - Two nights in a cabin, shared accommodations - The following meals: continental breakfasts on both days and lunches on both days (note Friday and Saturday night dinners are not included.) - Group first aid kit - Avalanche beacon search clinic - A carpool list so you can arrange rides to Mineral
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Meet

    – Meet in the morning

    – Safety instructions and techniques for different skis and boards

    – Ski and board

  • Day 2: Activity and finish

    – Ski and board until afternoon

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Occasional
Meeting point
Mineral, California
Accommodation

Cabin shared accommodation

More info

Please bring with you:
- Snow transportation (skis/snowboard)
- Clothing appropriate for a day outdoors
- Avalanche gear (beacon/shovel/probe) If you don't have your own gear, you can rent the avy gear from the Outdoor Adventure Club
- Backpack that holds your avalanche gear, lunch, water, snacks, warm jacket. Everything needs to fit INSIDE your pack
- Lassen National Park Entrance Fee - $20/car that enters the park
- Typically we go out to eat in nearby Mineral or Chester for dinner on Saturday night, but it's also possible to have a potluck dinner in the cabin
- Some people prefer to sleep in a sleeping bag in the house. Feel free to bring one.
- Mineral is a small town with few amenities (no gas station), so be sure to fill up your gas tanks and get any food/snacks/supplies you need before arriving

 

About the Guide

 
 

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in beautiful California.

 
 
FROM 200 USD per person

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