Sierra Nevada (California)
People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Type of Trip
- 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
- Guiding fee
- Half-board meals during trip
- Permit and entrance fees
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.
– Meet in the morning
– Safety instructions and techniques for different skis and boards
– Ski and board
Activity and finish
– Ski and board until afternoon
Cabin shared accommodation
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.