Intro to Backcountry | Pursuit

Intro to Backcountry

Get up to speed in the backcountry with Intro to Backcountry. It's a fun and fast way to learn the basics so you can get out, get up and rip down the backcountry lines you’ve been dreaming of. From gear management to setting a proper skin track, our guides will help you get comfortable earning your turns. Taking the leap from resort riding to exploring the backcountry? You're in the right place! This Intro to Backcountry program is built for skiers and riders who want to learn the basics of backcountry travel without floundering around. Our expert guides will dial you in on the gear, techniques and safety tips to have you up to speed in no time!


  • Guide
  • Instruction on the following:
  • Mountain weather forecast
  • How to find and understand avalanche advisory
  • How to perform trailhead transceiver check
  • Fundamentals of using touring gear
  • How to apply, maintain, and store climbing skins
  • Techniques for efficient skinning and track setting
  • Basics of backcountry navigation
  • Basics of avalanche rescue tools


*itinerary subject to change due to conditions, group interests and skill level, and other outstanding factors

  • 8:00 AM Meet your guide in the field at trailhead
  • 8:45 AM Begin touring lesson
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 3:30 PM Wrap up at trailhead

Add ons

  • Avalanche gear rental $25/person
  • Backcountry ski rental package (skis, boots, helmet) $150/person


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North Lake Tahoe

   Kings Beach, CA

Exact Trailhead to meet at will be communicated upon booking

Starting at  $275

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          $275.00/person x 1 guest