About Us

Rogers Pass

Tahoe Mountain School was started in the winter of 2013-2014 to provide professional education to the backcountry community.  Based out of Tahoe Mountain Sports in Truckee, we offer a full avalanche education program, ski guiding program, mountaineering program, and wilderness medicine program.  TMS is family owned and operated by Steve and Sarah Reynaud.  They have been Truckee residents since 1995 and Steve has been involved in avalanche education and guiding since 1999.  Steve is a avalanche forecaster for the Sierra Avalanche Center and has been working for the organization since 2006.  In addition to recreational training, education, and guiding, TMS provides professional avalanche safety training, risk management consultation, avalanche forecasting, and avalanche mapping services for private organizations, local road crews, search and rescue organizations, and land use agencies.


Tahoe Mountain School operates under special use permit with the Tahoe National Forest, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. Tahoe Mountain School is an equal opportunity provider.”


American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education.  The American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE) is the country's foremost authority on avalanche education.


American Mountain Guides Association.  The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is the sole provider of training and certification for mountain guides in the United States.  Guides who have achieved certification from the AMGA represent the most highly trained and qualified guides in the country.