START TIME | 8:00AM
FINISH TIMES | 12:00PM
ACTIVITY LEVEL | MODERATE
DURATION | 4 HOURS
MIN AGE | 14 YRS
PRICE | $125 USD
AVAILABILITY | DAILY
LAKE TAHOE AVALANCHE COURSE - OVERVIEW
With so many winter activities throughout Lake Tahoe and the surrounding regions, it is no surprise that each year new stories arise of avalanche victims. Lake Tahoe is home to a variety of snowpack. As a result, avalanche terrain is common place throughout its surrounding wilderness. Our avalanche course is geared towards identifying avalanche areas, stability assessment, route-finding, metamorphism and layering. As well as the rescue techniques deployed in the event of an avalanche. This course provides a framework with regards to risk management, safety assessments of the designated travel area, types and characteristics of avalanches and the rescue equipment utilized.
Learn to assess your surroundings, identify avalanche areas, find routes and stay out of harms way.
All Gear included
All of our Lake Tahoe avalanche courses provide all the gear you need to learn in a productive, safe environment.
Understand the fundamentals of snow layering and how to test snowpack conditions.
Our instructors will walk you through all avalanche equipment and the safety protocols implemented in real world situations.
Learn how to utilize beacon devices, probes and other avalanche equipment in the event of an avalanche.
All of our avalanche instructors have gone through extensive avalanche training and spend countless hours in Lake Tahoe’s backcountry to ensure you are getting up to date hands on instruction.
DISTANCE FROM SOUTH LAKE
Drive time from South Lake Tahoe is 15 minutes. Detailed directions to each adventure location are provided via email upon booking confirmation to ensure all participants have a hard copy. As with all of Tahoe Jack’s Adventures it is the participants responsibility to arrive at the designated start point on time for all of our excursions.
- Duration | 4 HOURS
- Availability | DAILY
- Expected Fitness Level | MODERATE
- Difficulty | MODERATE
- 8:00AM – 12:00PM
WHAT WE PROVIDE
- Certified Instructor
- Training & Rescue Equip.
Beacons, Probes, Shovels, etc.
- Safe Environment
- Certified CPR & Wilderness Guide
WHAT TO BRING
- High Energy Snacks
- Small Backpack for personal belongings
- Gloves, Beanie, Sunglasses
- Warm Synthetic Clothing
- Waterproof Boots
- Personal Medication (If Needed)
- Weather conditions may vary on our Tahoe tours. Please bring warm clothing.
- No Children Under 14 Years of Age
- Expecting Mothers Prohibited
- MAX Weight – 275lbs
- Guests must be fully mobile & in good physical condition