Whether you’re an experienced backcountry skier or a first-timer in the backcountry, we will cater a custom course to your group to fit all levels!
We offer custom Avalanche and Intro to Backcountry courses at a 4:1 Student to Instructor Ratio. We now offer American Avalanche Association Certified Level 1 and Avalanche Rescue Courses. Looking to get a more advanced education? Talk with us to build a custom avalanche course that fits exactly what you are trying to get out of it!
Get More Time Spent Practicing Skills with the Snowcat
Our courses benefit massively from the use of the snowcat. Many courses spend less time learning terrain and more time approaching terrain. The use of the snowcat allows us to interact in a classroom environment while we approach and climb uphill. Saving time and getting you on snow to practice the skills you are learning about. Don’t worry, you will still have the opportunity to practice skills like skin-track setting to the top of our descent after our snowcat drops you off mid-mountain.
Learn from Experienced Instructors
Your education depends on the quality of your instructors and ours are the best. Course leaders are all AMGA Certified Ski Guides (the highest level of certification available to ski guides in the US) and all instructors have previous ski guide experience. These courses will be based out of the yurt and will include classroom and practical fieldwork. The snowcat will be used to access great terrain, the best snow conditions, and facilitate learning with an onboard AV system. All meals will be cooked by the guides.
Combine Education with a Guided Day of Skiing!
No need to keep things strictly educational. Have a 3-Day trip coming up and want to both learn and have a few great days of skiing with the crew? Consider combining your Avalanche Rescue Course or Intro to Backcountry Course with two days of guided skiing! What a great way to get your crew dialed in the backcountry and experience some high-quality snowcat-assisted riding in the Eastern Sierra.