Ski Mountaineering Guide
Bela G. Vadasz
IFMGA Internationally Licensed
|The ASI Backcountry Adventure Center at Sugar Bowl offers professionally-guided backcountry tours as well as AIARE Avalanche Rescue and Level 1 & 2 courses.
BACKCOUNTRY AT SUGAR BOWL
SUGAR BOWL BACKCOUNTRY 1 Day
Ski & board Sugar Bowl's incredible backcountry terrain on AT, telemark or splitboard with lift access along the Pacific Crest, right from the resort! This is the perfect introduction to backcountry skiing and splitboarding.
Anderson Ridge Tour 1 Day
Take this follow-up tour to apply skills you learned on your Sugar Bowl Backcountry (or Intro To Backcountry) course. Skiers and splitboarders with previous backcountry touring experience can also join us on a great route.
Razorback Ridge - NEW 1 Day
From Mt. Disney, we'll climb Crow's Nest Peak, ski off the backside toward Onion Creek. We'll climb and traverse Razorback Ridge and choose another descent on the wild side of the Ridge. A great, big day of backcountry adventure.
AIARE Avalanche Companion Rescue 1 Day
1 Day course
This is a NEW course this year for AIARE. One day of Avalanche Rescue Skills, can be taken before or after a Level 1. This class is also a prequiste for AIARE Level 1 Pro.
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 3 Day
Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain
This is a thorough, "stand alone" course that emphasizes decision making skills. It is much more than just an avalanche course. It introduces many safety and risk management techniques just like those used by professional AMGA certified and IFMGA Internationally Licensed Mountain Guides, but are useful to recreational skiers as well.
OVERNIGHT BACKCOUNTRY SKIING
Lost Trail Lodge – Backcountry Skiing 2 Day
This program really "takes it there" and combines the absolute best skiing off the Anderson Crest (accessed from Sugar Bowl) with a night at a beautiful lodge in the heart of the backcountry.
Sugar Bowl To Squaw Valley 2 Day
This 2-day tour presents state-of-the-art High & Light ski travel systems. This is the ultimate prep for longer multi-day High Route touring.
ALPINE FREERIDE SKIING
Early Season Tune-up 1 Day
Early season fundamentals will set you up for fun and success the rest of the year. Join Eric DesLauriers and hone your technique on the early season groomers and apply these same moves off-piste or in the backcountry when the snow starts to really fly.
Ski The Whole Mountain 1-2 Day
Our signature event! This AMSP series of 1-2 day all-mountain free skiing ski camps at Sugar Bowl will include steep skiing sessions, powder skiing, crud skiing and all other challenges the mountain has to offer.
Steeps Camp 1 Day
with Eric DesLauriers & Bela G. Vadasz
For alpine downhill and randonnée skiers to build a repetoire of skills to ski long, committing, steep descents.
Private Alpine Freeride Lessons can also be arranged.
Early Season Telemark Tune-up 1 Day
Early season fundamentals will set you up for fun and success the rest of the year. Join Lorenzo Worster and hone your technique on the early season groomers and apply these same moves off-piste or in the backcountry when the snow starts to really fly.
Intro To Telemark 1 Day
If you've always wanted to feel the fluid grace of the telemark turn, here's where to begin.
Intermediate - Advanced Telemark 1 Day
For telemark skiers ready to ski faster and on steeper slopes.
Private Telemark Lessons can also be arranged.
Your Private Adventure 1 Day (you pick the hours)
with Certified ASI Guides
Join us to learn the skills and techniques of the backcountry, you get your group together 4 or more and we will teach, guide and explore the world outside of Sugarbowl Ski Area. Some of the best lift served backcountry in California.
The BAC is located in the lower level of the Village Hall near the base of the Gondola (in the Village).
*All programs include the use of Ortovox avalanche safety equipment.