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Sierra Nevada, 3 Day Guided Mountaineering Course

Enjoy this exciting 3 day mountaineering and backcountry skiing course with one of our IFMGA certified guides in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range.

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Sierra Nevada

3 Days





The Sierra Nevada is a fantastic range for numerous reasons. However, one of the best reasons is how perfect it is for both skiing and mountaineering. As a result, many visitors often combine the two activities when they arrive in this wonderful range. With that said, we are offering a 3 day course that will focus on how to properly and safely backcountry ski/mountaineer.

The trip will be based out of the beautiful Mammoth Lakes area. However the area at our disposal will stretch as far as Bridgeport. Over that distance, there is an abundance of spots in the Sierra Nevada that offer high alpine terrain that is perfect for mountaineering and backcountry skiing.

Some of what we will teach and you will learn includes the following:

  • How to properly use an ice axe and crampons

  • Ropework and rappelling

  • How to use snow anchor

  • How to ski couloirs and steep terrain,

  • How to perform crevasse rescue on skis

  • Proper navigation and route planning,

  • Snowpack stability evaluation

  • And much more

Furthermore, you will mainly learn by doing, as you will put into practice what you have just learned within the peaks and terrain of the Sierra Nevada. That includes enjoying descents of up to 1,200 metres!

Participants in this trip should be in very good physical condition as we will be skinning for up to 6 hours a day. It is also necessary that participants can ski at an advanced level with some backcountry experience. However, no climbing experience is required.

The combination of mountaineering and backcountry skiing makes for a thrilling adventure. And when you get to enjoy that adventure in a place as fun and beautiful as the Sierra Nevada, you can’t go wrong. So send us a request, and join us on this amazing 3 day course that will help you enjoy that adventure even more.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes avalanche safety equipment, including shovel and transceiver, as well as climbing equipment, including crampons, ice axe and harness. However, the price does not include meals or accommodation.



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

Meeting point

The 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

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

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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

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Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

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Kenji Tsubota


January, 2022

I was very glad to have the Back country ski tour in Montata by following reasons. 1. I had quick replies from my coordinator and guide whenever I asked something; 2. My guide was cool. 3. The tour was well-planned and appropriate duration. 4. Snow was in a good condition. Thank you!!



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