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 it’s surrounding wilderness. Our avalanche course is geared towards identifying avalanche areas, stability assessment, route-finding, metamorphism and layering, as well as 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.
START TIME | 8:00 AM
FINISH TIME | 12:00 PM
ACTIVITY LEVEL | MODERATE
DURATION | 4 HOURS
MIN AGE | 14 YRS
PRICE | $110 USD
AVALANCHE COURSE – OVERVIEW
DISTANCE FROM SOUTH LAKE
Drive time from South Lake Tahoe is 10 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.
Availability | DAILY
Expected Fitness Level | MODERATE
Difficulty | MODERATE
Training & Rescue Equipment ie. Beacons, Probes, Shovels
Small Backpack for personal belongings
Gloves, Beanie, Sunglasses
Warm Synthetic Clothing
*Weather conditions may vary. Please bring warm clothing.
Expecting Mothers Prohibited
Guests must be fully mobile & in good physical condition