Backcountry Skiing

Tahoe Mountain School offers backcountry skiing courses and ski guided adventures. Our backcountry skiing courses focus on hands on learning and instruction for either skier or splitboarder from beginner to advanced. We also offer backcountry ski tours and ski mountaineering adventures throughout the Tahoe/Truckee region. We also offer private guided instruction for all levels of ability.

 

Click on one of the links below to view our Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Courses.

 

 

Or you can browse all of our Backcountry Ski and Snowboarding offerings in the list below:

Dates Course
12/03/2021 - 12/03/2021
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Dec 3

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

12/04/2021 - 12/04/2021
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Dec 4

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

12/10/2021 - 12/10/2021
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Dec 10

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

12/11/2021 - 12/11/2021
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Dec 11

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

12/12/2021 - 12/12/2021
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$199. Dec 12

The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing.

12/17/2021 - 12/17/2021
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Dec 17

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

12/18/2021 - 12/18/2021
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Dec 18

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

12/19/2021 - 12/19/2021
Castle Peak Tour-$199. Dec 19

This 1 day ski tour is for anyone with previous backcountry experience. We look to head out and find the best snow conditions for the day. Castle Peak is one of the highest peaks in Tahoe National Forest with beautiful views and varied descents.

12/27/2021 - 12/27/2021
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$199. Dec 27

The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing.

12/31/2021 - 12/31/2021
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Dec 31

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/01/2022 - 01/01/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 1

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/02/2022 - 01/02/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$199. Jan 2

The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing.

01/07/2022 - 01/07/2022
Silver Peak Tour-$199. Jan 7

Silver Peak is known for its open bowls, amazing tree skiing, and quiet location. It is a hidden gem in our area that holds good powder skiing and spring descents.

01/07/2022 - 01/07/2022
FULL
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 7

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/08/2022 - 01/08/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 8

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/09/2022 - 01/11/2022
Frog Lake Hut-$750. Jan 9-11

This 3 day/2 night backcountry ski trip is based at the new Frog Lake Huts near Donner Summit. Trips and space are limited-this trip is open to 4 backcountry skiers/splitboarders and can be reserved as a private group or individually. Amazing backcountry terrain, limited access, and a picturesque location makes this trip a unique destination.

01/09/2022 - 01/09/2022
Castle Peak Tour-$199. Jan 9

This 1 day ski tour is for anyone with previous backcountry experience. We look to head out and find the best snow conditions for the day. Castle Peak is one of the highest peaks in Tahoe National Forest with beautiful views and varied descents.

01/14/2022 - 01/14/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 14

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/15/2022 - 01/15/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$199. Jan 15

The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing.

01/15/2022 - 01/15/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 15

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/21/2022 - 01/21/2022
Silver Peak Tour-$199. Jan 21

Silver Peak is known for its open bowls, amazing tree skiing, and quiet location. It is a hidden gem in our area that holds good powder skiing and spring descents.

01/21/2022 - 01/21/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 21

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/22/2022 - 01/22/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 22

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/28/2022 - 01/28/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 28

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

01/29/2022 - 01/29/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Jan 29

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/04/2022 - 02/04/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Feb 4

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/05/2022 - 02/05/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Feb 5

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/06/2022 - 02/06/2022
Castle Peak Tour-$199. Feb 6

This 1 day ski tour is for anyone with previous backcountry experience. We look to head out and find the best snow conditions for the day. Castle Peak is one of the highest peaks in Tahoe National Forest with beautiful views and varied descents.

02/11/2022 - 02/11/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Feb 11

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/12/2022 - 02/12/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Feb 12

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/18/2022 - 02/18/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Feb 18

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/18/2022 - 02/18/2022
Silver Peak Tour-$199. Feb 18

Silver Peak is known for its open bowls, amazing tree skiing, and quiet location. It is a hidden gem in our area that holds good powder skiing and spring descents.

02/19/2022 - 02/19/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Feb 19

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/21/2022 - 02/21/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$199. Feb 21

The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing.

02/25/2022 - 02/25/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Feb 25

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/26/2022 - 02/26/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Feb 26

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

02/26/2022 - 02/26/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$199. Feb 26

The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing.

03/04/2022 - 03/04/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Mar 4

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

03/04/2022 - 03/04/2022
Castle Peak Tour-$199. Mar 4

This 1 day ski tour is for anyone with previous backcountry experience. We look to head out and find the best snow conditions for the day. Castle Peak is one of the highest peaks in Tahoe National Forest with beautiful views and varied descents.

03/05/2022 - 03/05/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Mar 5

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

03/05/2022 - 03/05/2022
Ski Mountaineering-$199. Mar 5

1-day course designed to prepare backcountry skiers and splitboarders for more committing and longer tours into the high mountains. We instruct on skills and techniques to move safer and more efficiently through high alpine mountains including glaciated terrain.

03/08/2022 - 03/10/2022
Frog Lake Hut-$750. Mar 8-10

This 3 day/2 night backcountry ski trip is based at the new Frog Lake Huts near Donner Summit. Trips and space are limited-this trip is open to 4 backcountry skiers/splitboarders and can be reserved as a private group or individually. Amazing backcountry terrain, limited access, and a picturesque location makes this trip a unique destination.

03/11/2022 - 03/11/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Mar 11

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

03/12/2022 - 03/12/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Mar 12

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

03/12/2022 - 03/12/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$199. Mar 12

The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing.

03/18/2022 - 03/18/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Mar 18

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

03/18/2022 - 03/18/2022
Silver Peak Tour-$199. Mar 18

Silver Peak is known for its open bowls, amazing tree skiing, and quiet location. It is a hidden gem in our area that holds good powder skiing and spring descents.

03/19/2022 - 03/19/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Mar 19

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

03/25/2022 - 03/25/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Mar 25

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

03/25/2022 - 03/25/2022
Ski Mountaineering-$199. Mar 25

1-day course designed to prepare backcountry skiers and splitboarders for more committing and longer tours into the high mountains. We instruct on skills and techniques to move safer and more efficiently through high alpine mountains including glaciated terrain.

03/26/2022 - 03/26/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Mar 26

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

04/01/2022 - 04/01/2022
Castle Peak Tour-$199. Apr 1

This 1 day ski tour is for anyone with previous backcountry experience. We look to head out and find the best snow conditions for the day. Castle Peak is one of the highest peaks in Tahoe National Forest with beautiful views and varied ski descents.

04/02/2022 - 04/02/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Apr 2

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

04/02/2022 - 04/02/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$199. Apr 2

The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing.

04/08/2022 - 04/08/2022
Ski Mountaineering-$199. Apr 8

1-day course designed to prepare backcountry skiers and splitboarders for more committing and longer tours into the high mountains. We instruct on skills and techniques to move safer and more efficiently through high alpine mountains including glaciated terrain.

04/09/2022 - 04/09/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Apr 9

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

04/16/2022 - 04/16/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Apr 16

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

04/23/2022 - 04/23/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Apr 23

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.

04/30/2022 - 04/30/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$175. Apr 30

This 1 day outdoor course is designed for people who have ski resort experience and want to get into backcountry skiing and splitboarding away from the crowds. We cover how to use backcountry specific gear, including avalanche rescue equipment, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills.