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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Early Season Jumpstart

Early Season Jumpstart, Lake Tahoe December 4-5, 2016 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…

AIARE 1 & 2 – SOLD OUT

Dates: January 13-15, 2017 and February 18-20, 2017 SOLD OUT Skier or Rider Level: 6-9 (strong intermediate to expert) Price: $425 Each year more skiers are venturing into the backcountry lured by the opening up of resort boundary lines and the promise of pristine powder fields and underpopulated terrain.  However, with more access the risk has never been greater, and the need to know basic safety protocols, rescue techniques, avalanche hazard awareness and management are essential to survival and having a great…

AIARE Avalanche Safety Education – Level 2

Dates: Feb 23-26, 2017 Skier or Rider levels: Strong intermediate to advanced Price: $595        The level 2 course is a 4-day program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. This is an advanced avalanche safety course. The focus is on analyzing snow stability and avalanche hazard. This course also includes the introductory and prerequisite components for the professional progression: the level 3 certificate. The Level 2 builds from the introductory…

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows SOLD OUT

Dates: March 6-8, 2017 SOLD OUT Skier levels: 6-9 Price: $1025 Includes: instruction in a small group setting (5 or fewer), 3 days lift tickets, tech talks, and a group dinner This year is an exciting time to do the NASTC Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows course as Squaw Valley will be hosting a Women’s World Cup GS and Slalom race. With the NASTC clinic taking place three days prior to the start of World Cup races, we will get front row…

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…