Backcountry Lessons

Huckleberry Canyon at Sierra ResortHuckleberry Canyon is lauded by Tahoe locals as some of the steepest and deepest terrain in the Lake Tahoe basin. Adult skiers and snowboarders who would like to venture out one of the five gates into Huckleberry Canyon but would like to go with a guide can take advantage of the Backcountry Lesson.


The Lesson

The Backcountry Lesson will focus on an introduction to backcountry equipment, route selection and skier/rider improvement. This 2.5-hour advanced group lesson for adults (ages 18 and over) will meet at the Ski/Snowboard School bell at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, conditions permitting*. A valid lift ticket or season pass is required.


The cost is $51 for a single group lesson or $34/lesson with a Backcountry Lesson 3-Pak. The opportunity to experience some of the premiere backcountry terrain in North America at this price makes this one of the best deals in the ski world. (Private and Semi Private Backcountry Lessons for any day are available upon request.)



Reservations are required by dialing 530.659.7453 x284. Limited to 7 skiers and riders levels 7 or above.

All backcountry equipment is included (shovel, probe, avalanche beacon, backpack). Snowshoes (for snowboarders, if needed) and fat skis are available through Ski Rentals for the day. Split boards and Trekker set-ups are available from the Telemark & Backcountry Center.

*Weather and conditions permitting.  Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and its application on steep, mountainous terrain.  Avalanche Safety Tips »