trip duration TRIP DURATION
1/2 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Sierra Nevada (California)
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


Our Intro to Backcountry Skiing in Tahoe program is ideal for beginners who want to both explore and learn the backcountry skiing ropes. Of course, Tahoe, with its idyllic beauty and long snow season is the ideal place to do so. Furthermore, we can adapt our explorations to your level of comfort and fitness. As a result, you will be able to make the most of the learning experience while enjoying the view.

So what are some of the things you can learn with us on this backcountry skiing in Tahoe intro? There are many things to consider on a backcountry skiing trip. Because you will be skiing outside established ski routes you need to learn about terrain, weather and safety techniques. Some of the topics we cover include  avalanche safety, route finding, skinning technique, and rope work and rescue. Did you know for example that Eskimos have 50 different words for snow? This is because not all snow is the same: sometimes it can be more powdery, other times more creamy. Knowing how to identify the different types will be one of the aspects that will help you make decisions regarding routes and skiing techniques.

Discovering unchartered territory is a vitalizing experience that everyone should have. In order to make the most of this type of exploration, learning the basics is essential. If you want to enter the amazing world of backcountry skiing in Tahoe then this intro is definitely for you.

Ready to join me on the first of many wild adventures? Want to polish or advance some of your skills? Then make sure to book your place now and join me on this Intro to backcountry skiing in Tahoe. I will be more than happy to guide you on the discovery of this unique and beautiful place!

Looking to step it up a little? Then join me on a custom backcountry ski day trip in Tahoe!

Price per person

Group of 399USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
Prices are per person. Equipment not included.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required

Open to everyone

More info


You will need to bring some or all of the following:

• Backpack with the capacity to hold gear for day trips (should have straps
to carry skis or a board)
• Shovel
• Probe (1 probe per 2 people is required)
• Transceiver
• Wicking (capilene or polypropilene ) long underwear tops and bottoms-
• Fleece vest-
• Expedition weight top or fleece shirt- Jacket (with a hood if you have one)
• Down coat (good for lunch breaks and emergencies)-
• Waterproof/breathable ski pants
• Head band or ball cap for touring
• Warm hat that covers your ears
• Ski Gloves-
• Fleece windstopper gloves for touring
• Water bottle or hydration system that will not freeze
• Snack and/or lunch
• Goggles
• Sunglasses
• Lipbalm and sunscreen
• Ski poles if you are skiing
• Helmet if you wear one
• Touring equipment: alpine touring boots/bindings/skis/skins, telemark
gear/skins, or if you snowboard - split board/skins, or snowshoes**
**Consult with your guide to refine your equipment selection. Too much
gear makes for a heavy load. Not enough may limit where you can go.