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Max. Class Size: 6

The use of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

Does Not Include:
Splitboard gear.

Operating under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.

Backcountry Splitboarding

Tahoe Backcountry Splitboard Tours     1 Day

These day tours are follow up application tours to do after our Intro to Backcountry Splitboarding or for anyone with previous backcountry experience who want to go on a great "Sunday Tour". It provides more application of skills with refinement through tips and coaching. We keep a more consistent pace and climb higher and farther with more descents than our "Intro" day. We continue important practice with our avalanche safety skills.

Skills covered will include:
  • Group assesment
  • Pre-tour planning
  • Developing a safety plan
  • Transceiver, probe and shovel review
  • Hazards assessment
  • Uphill and downhill splitboard coaching
  • Time management on a tour
  • Reviewing group dynamics
  • Avoiding heuristic traps in the backcountry
Cost: $175

Silver Peak - NEW
After meeting at The Back Country to gear-up, we will carpool to the Silver Creek Trailhead (near Squaw Valley) and begin a super fun day tour up this amazing terrain to the top of Silver Peak.
Jan 7, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 4, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 11, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 25, 2018 (Sun)
Mar 11, 2018 (Sun)

Razorback Ridge - NEW
Does not include Sugar Bowl One-way lift ride ($25) or ground transportation
From Mt. Disney at Sugar Bowl, 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.
TBA (Sun)
TBA (Sun)
TBA (Sun)

Anderson Ridge Tour
From Mt. Lincoln at Sugar Bowl, we'll begin our route along Anderson Ridge and link up the best descents with pleasant skinups back to the ridgeline.
Does not include Sugar Bowl One-way lift ride ($30)
Dec 31, 2017 (Sun)
Feb 18, 2018 (Sun - President's Weekend)
Mar 4, 2018 (Sun)
Mar 18, 2018 (Sun)
Apr 15, 2018 (Sun)

Castle Peak Tour
From the SnoPark near Boreal, we'll begin this classic tour to Castle Peak Summit and choose the best skiing projects enroute.
Jan 21, 2018 (Sun)
Jan 17, 2016 (Sun - MLK Weekend)
Jan 28, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 4, 2018 (Sun)
Feb 11, 2018 (Sun)
Mar 25, 2018 (Sun)
Apr 1, 2018 (Sun)
Apr 15, 2018 (Sun)

This program requires advanced snowboarding skills for riders ready to link turns in the fall-line in ungroomed snow conditions. Riders need to be in at least very good physical condition ready for properly paced uphills with climbing skins.

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