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Sierra Nevada, 2 Day Backcountry Skiing Course

Improve your skiing abilities with one of our AMGA certified guides on this 2 day backcountry skiing course in the Mammoth Lakes area of the Sierra Nevada.

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Sierra Nevada

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




If you are looking for an opportunity to take the next step in your personal development as a skier, then this is the trip for you. On this 2 day skiing course, you will have the opportunity to learn several tips and techniques on how to properly, and safely, enjoy the exciting activity of backcountry skiing. Furthermore, during this course, you will get to learn those things around the stunning Mammoth Lakes area of California’s famous Sierra Nevada mountain range. Within this magnificent area, you will get to admire endless forests blanketed with snow. In addition, you will also get to admire range’s snow capped peaks.

In order to participate in this trip, you should already be able to ski on resort slopes at an advanced level. You should also be in good physical condition as well.

Some of what you will learn during the 2 day course includes:

  • Avalanche awareness

  • Terrain selection

  • Downhill backcountry ski techniques

  • Uphill skinning

  • Track setting

  • Backcountry safety

  • Group management

  • Intro to avalanche rescue

The backcountry skiing terrain around the Mammoth Lakes area of the Sierra Nevada is very accessible. Hence making it the perfect place for a course of this nature. So if you are an already experienced backcountry skier looking to improve, this course is right for you. And if you are a novice looking to get started, this course is right for you, too.

If you want to learn how to ski out of bounds, in the backcountry, while also having a great time, amidst some fantastic scenery, send us a request, and join us on this 2 day course in the Sierra Nevada.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee as well as avalanche safety equipment, such as shovel and transceiver; however it does not cover the cost of skiing equipment, meals or accommodation. If you do not own any skiing equipment, it can be rented in the town of Mammoth Lakes.



There are several comfortable hotels in the town of Mammoth Lakes we would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point

Town of Mammoth Lakes.

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.



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

Meg James


June, 2023

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 …

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Bill Mullins


December, 2022

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

thilo riegel


August, 2022

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

Chris King


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


August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė


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


June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli


June, 2022

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

Phillip Lolonis


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


March, 2022

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

Lexi Brandon


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


February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord


January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.


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