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Beyond the Groomers

Intro to Backountry Ski Touring
Lassen National Park, Cascades - 3 days

Experience the supreme solitude and beauty of backcountry skiing with a professional backcountry ski guide. This three-day backcountry skiing adventure begins with a ski into the beautiful Heather Lake area of Lassen National Park to establish a comfortable base camp.

Backcountry skiing instruction includes all ski touring techniques, avalanche awareness and rescue basics, winter camp craft and navigation with map, compass and GPS. And count on plenty of turns, with a descent of Lassen Peak - the cascades most southern active volcano.

Learn the art of backcountry skiing and gain the confidence and skills to ski out of bounds on your own.

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Location: Lassen National Park, south entrance.

For more information about Lassen National Park including lodging and driving directions check out our Lassen National Park Travel Page.

Prerequisites: Required skiing ability is strong intermediate on either fixed-heel alpine touring (randonee) or (telemark) free-heel ski equipment. Must be comfortable in non-groomed (powder and crud) conditions. No previous backcountry experience is required.

Dates 2014:
Feb 7-9, Apr 25-27
Custom Dates Available

Cost: $565


  • All group equipment including, tents and cooking gear.
  • Avalanche safety equipment including shovel and avalanche transceiver.
  • Professional guiding and instruction from AMGA trained backcountry ski guides.
  • Breakfast and dinner while in the backcountry.


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