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NEW Tahoe Donner Backcountry Skiing Courses

New this year NASTC is providing backcountry guiding and avy ed in Tahoe Donner for members and guests. We are basing at the beautiful new Adventure Center to bring you the best backcountry education available! The Adventure Center is located at the TD Cross Country Ski Area (just around the corner from the Downhill Area). Get out and explore the great backcountry skiing right in TD with our professional instructors and guides. Learn avy skills and find powder for fun…

AVALANCHE RESCUE 1-DAY

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course A new 1-day course! Dates: Dec 9 Jan 13 Feb 18 March 3 Price: $200 (Paypal tab below) A new course which AIARE (American Institue for Avalanche Rescue and Education) schools like NASTC can offer: a one day, stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set…

Niseko, Japan Feb 23-Mar 3, 2018

Dates: Feb 23-Mar 3, 2018 Price: $5995 (7 nights lodging, some dinners, lift tickets, small group instruction all 6 days at 4 different mountains, ground transport, trip organisation, cultural knowledge and hosting). Flight to Sapporo not included. IN A WORD: From the west coast this is about like going to Europe mid season for a week, the travel is NOT that hard! We stay in a lovely hotel and enjoy the BEST cuisine. We work with locals who take us…

Summer/Fall Rock Climbing

We are still climbing! We offer guided lessons on Donner Pass (10 min above Truckee) until its snowing or just too cold! If you’d like to book your private or group lesson, text or call us now: 530-386-2102 or email jenny@skinastc.com 2017 Rates PER PERSON: Half-day Lesson: timing extremely flexible in late summer/fall (usually 9-1P) 1 person: $275 2 people: $210PP 3 people: $150PP 4 people: $120PP 5 or more: $115PP Full-day Lesson: (9:30am-4:00pm) 1 person: $450 2 people: $255PP 3 or…

Lake Tahoe Early Season Jumpstart

Early Season Jumpstart, Lake Tahoe December 3-4, 2017 Location: Sugar Bowl, CA Price: $595  (includes lift tickets) Getting as much mileage and coaching as you can early in the season will set you up for a great winter. Ski with more confidence and fluidity before the season peak. This course focuses on refining fundamentals and building up your technique to ski with more efficiency all over the mountain.  NASTC’s handpicked coaches will take your through a step by step progression…

Big Sky – Early Season Skiing

Big Sky, Montana Dec 11-13, 2017 (travel days: Dec 10 and home either Dec 13 after skiing or 14 with an addl night fee) In Big Sky, you will discover a skiing spirit as wild and big as the terrain. This is big mountain skiing at its best, you will be inspired and challenged during your week here with NASTC. Big Sky is an ideal mountain to stretch your limits and build strong off-piste skiing skills. Your trainer will work…

AIARE 1 (REC 1)

Dates: January 13-15 2018 and February 17-19 2018 Skier or Rider Level: 6-9 (strong intermediate to expert) Price: $450 New this year, AIARE (The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) has created both a recreational and a professional path for avalanche education providers. As a provider for almost 10 years, NASTC offers the “AIARE Rec 1” and “AIARE Rec 2” courses for the general public and the Pro 1 for professional instructors, patrollers, and guides.   If you are a pro,…

Kicking Horse, BC – All-Mountain & Heli-Skiing Adventure

  Dates: Feb 4-10, 2018 Feb 4 and Feb 10 – travel days The dream trip for every serious skier and powderhound! Kickinghorse is one of those destinations that is talked about in hushed whispers because those that have been there want to brag about it but don’t want to spread the word in case too many people hear about it. This resort is one of British Columbia’s true skiing gems, typically off the beaten path for most skiers the…

AIARE 2 (Rec 2)

February 23-25, 2018 Price: $595 Location: Truckee, CA The AIARE Rec 2 course is now a 3-day (formerly 4-day) program that provides avid backcountry skiers and riders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. This is an advanced avalanche safety course for the general public. This is not for snow safety professionals, that’s the new AIARE PRO 1 and 2 path. The focus in the Rec 2 is on analyzing snow stability and avalanche hazard. The…

Andermatt, Switzerland 2019 – Steeps and Powder Skiing Camp

  FEBRUARY 15-24, 2019 (includes travel days) Off-piste/All Mountain adventure skiing was born in Switzerland. Improve your technique in the steeps, powder and other off-piste conditions and terrain in the idyllic setting of the Swiss Alps. Explore a unique destination, and eye-opening experience, while receiving personalized coaching from some of the best instructors and coaches in the industry. You will have a memorable skiing experience and your skiing will improve tremendously. Step away from mainstream in beautiful Andermatt. Located in…