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Backcountry & Sidecountry

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…

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…

Intro to Backcountry Skiing in Tahoe

This intro day is chock full of information, and chock full of fun skiing! We all love skiing at the resorts with high speed quads whisking us to the top of the mountain for quick runs. But what about those crowded weekends when you want to be alone in the woods, earning your turns, and enjoying untracked well past 9:05AM? Before you go out, you need to have the skills and safety know-how or you’re endangering yourself and others. NASTC’s…

Private Ski Guiding

Private Ski Guiding (from $95-$495 full or half/private or group/customized/all levels): Design your own day! Our private ski guiding day allows you to design exactly the day you want or your group wants! Want to ski new lines all day? Or gain lots more education about backcountry skiing safety. The backcountry skiing is great this year! Your day can be based at the resort, and we’ll tour into the sidecountry, returning to the chairlifts after skiing long, untracked lines. Or…

Homewood, CA Snowcat Skiing Tours

NEW this year! The most exciting thing to hit Tahoe: Snowat skiing at Homewood! This is an on-going, book-when-you’re-ready NASTC offering. Bring your group, or call us and we’ll add you to one! Homewood Snowcat Adventures will debut this winter on 750+ acres of backcountry terrain on the flanks of Ellis Peak! Our guides are ready to take you out to enjoy it and improve with guided instruction! Once transported to the peak, groups of up to 10 skiers and…