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
12/09/2022 - 12/09/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Dec 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

12/10/2022 - 12/10/2022
FULL
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

12/10/2022 - 12/10/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$225. Dec 10

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.

12/16/2022 - 12/16/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Dec 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

12/17/2022 - 12/17/2022
FULL
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

12/17/2022 - 12/17/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$225. Dec 17

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.

12/23/2022 - 12/23/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Dec 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

12/24/2022 - 12/24/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Dec 24

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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

12/29/2022 - 12/29/2022
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$225. Dec 29

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.

12/30/2022 - 12/30/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Dec 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

12/31/2022 - 12/31/2022
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

01/06/2023 - 01/06/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Jan 6

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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

01/07/2023 - 01/07/2023
FULL
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

01/13/2023 - 01/13/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Jan 13

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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

01/14/2023 - 01/14/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Jan14

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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

01/16/2023 - 01/16/2023
Castle Peak Tour-$225. Jan 16

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.

01/20/2023 - 01/20/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Jan 20

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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

01/21/2023 - 01/21/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

01/27/2023 - 01/27/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Jan 27

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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

01/28/2023 - 01/28/2023
Silver Peak Tour-$225. Jan 28

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.

01/28/2023 - 01/28/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

02/03/2023 - 02/03/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Feb 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

02/04/2023 - 02/04/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

02/10/2023 - 02/10/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Feb 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

02/11/2023 Castle Peak Tour-$225. Feb 11

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.

02/11/2023 - 02/11/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

02/17/2023 - 02/17/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Feb 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

02/18/2023 - 02/18/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

02/20/2023 - 02/20/2023
Mt. Rose Backcountry-$225. Feb 20

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.

02/24/2023 - 02/24/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Feb 24

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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

02/24/2023 - 02/24/2023
Silver Peak Tour-$225. Feb 24

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.

02/25/2023 - 02/25/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

03/04/2023 - 03/04/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

03/04/2023 - 03/04/2023
Castle Peak Tour-$225. 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.

03/11/2023 - 03/11/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

03/18/2023 - 03/18/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

03/18/2023 - 03/18/2023
Ski Mountaineering-$225. Mar 18

1-day course designed to prepare backcountry skiers and splitboarders for more committing and longer tours into bigger mountain terrain. We instruct on skills and techniques to move safer and more efficiently while accessing steep and complex lines.

03/25/2023 - 03/25/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

04/01/2023 - 04/01/2023
Intro to Backcountry-$199. Apr 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. It's a hands on course covering how to use backcountry specific gear including; avalanche rescue equipment, backcountry ski and splitboard bindings and skins, managing specific gear and transitions, along with uphill and downhill techniques and skills. After getting geared up at the store, the course is entirely in the field.

04/01/2023 - 04/01/2023
Ski Mountaineering-$225. Apr 1

1-day course designed to prepare backcountry skiers and splitboarders for more committing and longer tours into bigger mountain terrain. We instruct on skills and techniques to move safer and more efficiently while accessing steep and complex lines.