Wander Special - Intro to Backcountry Sequence | Pursuit

Wander Special - Intro to Backcountry Sequence

This trip is specifically designed for people staying at the Tahoe Wander property. It includes three, single day experiences to get skiier/splitboarder's into the backcountry. If you've always wanted to try backcountry skiing but didn't know where to start, here is your answer. These one day courses will introduce you to the fundamentals of backcountry skiing and snowboarding. After this course, you will be able to plan and execute an efficient yet simple backcountry tour. Come out and learn the techniques and tricks from a professional guide, and get away from the lifts and the crowds of the resort. Our Backcountry course sequence is the ideal preparation for an AIARE 1 avalanche course.


  • Three, single day guided instruction

Learning objectives:

Lesson 1

  • Touring equipment options
  • Clothing layering and techniques
  • Use of Beacon, Probe and Shovel
  • How to interpret an Avalanche Bulletin
  • Uphill travel techniques using climbing skins
  • Avalanche hazard recognition and avoidance
  • Downhill travel techniques and group management

Lesson 2

  • Leadership in the backcountry setting
  • Tour planning
  • Avalanche hazard management
  • Touring movement skills

Lesson 3

  • Approaching non-standard lines
  • Introduction to advance tools such as ice axe, crampons, harnesses.


Itinerary subject to change due to weather, interest, skill level, and other outstanding factors

  • 8:00 AM Meet & greet
  • 8:30 AM Morning tour
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 12: 30 PM Afternoon tour
  • 3:30 PM Depart

Add ons

  • Backcountry touring equipment (Skis/splitboard, boots) $55/person/day
  • Avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel, probe) $25/person/day


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North Lake Tahoe

   Tahoe City, CA

Exact location will be given upon booking of trip

Starting at  $900

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          $900.00/person x 1 guest