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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!




Sierra Nevada (California)


2 Days


Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec






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  • 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 includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

- 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

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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


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

Meeting point

Mineral, California

About the guide: E-S Adventure Guides

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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



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



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.



All perfect



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!



Can not review - guide cancelled but the trip was not to Perce Rock if we had gone - sadly.. tour was was what was advertised and destination was not where planned Ultimately the full day paddle was canceled by the guide company Effort was there and communication was good! Just booked what I wanted and was not what the guide could offer …

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