Welcome to our lineup of directed backcountry ski tours and splitboarding trips to Chile, Argentina and Japan. Come explore the finest backcountry skiing and snowboarding of the South American Andes and Japan with our experienced team of certified backcountry ski guides. You will find a selection of backcountry focused trips constructed to how you like to spend your days in the mountains.
PowderQuest backcountry ski trips has you covered.for advanced to skilled skiers and snowboarders, healthy and crazy about adventure2 years of backcountry assisting experience6 guests maximum per tour2 certified ski guides on each backcountry trip.
Are you wanting to get in to the backcountry? Do you desire to escape the crowds in Tahoe? Do you desire to find out to backcountry ski or snowboard from expert guides and avalanche educators? Register for a weekend of backcountry skiing and snowboarding with the Outside Experience Club, and that’s precisely what you’ll get.
If there’s powder out there, your guide will understand where to discover iteven when other groups don’t! If you sign up for an introduction to backcountry ski/snowboard weekend you’ll get an intro to backcountry equipment, and directions on what and how to load for the day. In the field you’ll be taught the essentials and the finer points of backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
You’ll also have an avalanche awareness presentation, and companion rescue practice each day we remain in the field. If you sign up for a skilled backcountry ski/snowboard weekend, you’ll get more skiing and snowboarding in. Our expectation on these days is you understand how to skin, how to pass through, and how to make uphill kick turns.
Our skilled backcountry ski/snowboard journeys also consist of buddy rescue training and practice, too. A typical backcountry day consists of a number of runs, and numerous thousand feet of skiing and boarding. Your day begins with your guide taking numerous observations, and inspecting the avalanche advisories to verify the plan for the day. You’re welcome to get involved in the procedure, increasing your avalanche and snow conditions awareness.
There’s genuinely something for all ability levels. Where we ski or snowboard each day will depend on a number of elements. Some slopes are a fast 20 minute technique from the trailhead, others need more technique time. OAC guides are also AIARE avalanche educators, and all our backcountry trips consist of some avalanche awareness training, and companion rescue practice.
When you come on an Outdoor Experience Club backcountry ski/snowboard weekend you get all this, plus a fun social weekend with OAC buddies. You’ll remain in the OAC home in the town of Mineral, simply outside of Lassen National Park. Home cooked breakfasts are included each early morning, as are lunches we’ll load and delight in while out in the snow.
The Outside Experience Club likewise provides treking, backpacking, rock climbing, hiking and camping, kayaking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, avalanche courses, snowshoeing, online courses, and other adventures. Go to our full Occasion Calendar!.
?.!!. Freeride trips are discovered throughout the world. However there are a couple of unique gems out there. For high-end and remarkable untouched powder, head to Canada for a freeride trip you’ll never forget. Experience Chile or Argentina’s winter for incredible snow and a distinct Latino expedition. Exotic and culturally abundant freeriding journeys are likewise readily available in Japan, India, Russia, and a lot more areas.
Learn the fundamentals of backcountry touring from our PSIA-certified instructors and AMGA-certified guides. These 3-hour centers are limited to 6 students and cover touring and safety devices, skinning, kick turns, downhill transitions, skating, and downhill ski practice, all with trainer demos, assessment and feedback. It’s the safest and simplest way to give exploring a shot, right here on Mammoth Mountain.
Start with 2 feet of fresh snow. Now imagine the quiet of a winter night and a sky loaded with starsthis is backcountry snowboarding. On this course, you’ll learn what you require to know to take pleasure in residing in the wilderness during the winter. This course begins with finding out the essentials of snowboarding at Grand Targhee Resort.
You’ll discover miles of fresh snow and see locations many people just visit for part of the year. Each day will have brand-new difficulties as you explore remote Wyoming mountain ranges. You’ll find out to construct your own snow shelter, evaluate avalanche threats, and practice movement on snow. Along the method, you might earn a NOLS Level I Avalanche Training certificate backed by the American Avalanche Association.
Much like skiing, your learning will be experiential. Working through challenging terrain with your group is an opportunity to establish abilities like teamwork and tolerance for hardship. Managing the characteristics of residing in a small group in the outdoors is a chance to deal with establishing abilities in interaction and self awareness.
You’ll make deep connections with this location and individuals you fulfill. And, most significantly, you’ll have a brand-new set of leadership skills you will utilize for the rest of your life.
Inhale cold air as you ski down fresh snow. Feel your muscles burn as you top a ridge showing you a view of the next snow-covered valley. Delight in the quiet of a winter night after an excellent, difficult day of work. On this course, you’ll sign up with a group of self-identified females to go skiing or splitboarding in the backcountry.
Throughout the day you’ll work on your touring abilities, investing some nights in yurts and others in snow shelters you’ll build yourself. You’ll discover fresh powder for snowboarding or snowboarding and start finding out snow science. In addition to these technical abilities, this course will focus on leadership. Every day will give you new difficulties to meet and practice growing skills in threat management, communication, and decision making.
With this combination of outdoor and management skills, you’ll go home gotten ready for a lifetime of taking pleasure in the wilderness in the winter season.
Tahoe Backcountry Ski Tours 1 DayThese day tours are follow up application trips to do after our Intro to Backcountry Snowboarding or for anyone with previous backcountry experience who desire to go on a great “Sunday Tour”. It supplies more application of abilities with refinement through suggestions and coaching. We keep a more constant rate and climb higher and further with more ski descents than our “Intro” day.
We make continued assessments, collect and record details of snowpack and avalanche conditions. This course can be taken the day after your Intro day to form a 2-day course. Skills covered will consist of: Group assesment Pre-tour preparation Developing a security plan Transceiver, probe and shovel evaluation Hazards assessment Uphill and downhill ski training Time management on a tour Evaluating group characteristics Preventing heuristic traps in the backcountry Snowboarding as an efficient team with a guide Cost: $200Dates 2020/2021: Dec 20,26,27 2020 Jan 3, 10, 16, 17, 24, 31 2021 Feb 7, 13, 14, 21, 28, 2021 Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021 Apr 4, 11 2021 Some of the Tahoe ski trips we do: Silver PeakAfter conference at The Back Nation to gear-up, we will carpool to the Silver Creek Trailhead (near Squaw Valley) and begin a super enjoyable day visit up this remarkable surface to the top of Silver Peak.