Feb 22 Backcountry Experience: Guided Ski Touring at Diamond Peak

Diamond Peak Ski Resort, in partnership with Tahoe Mountain Sports and Dynafit, are proud to announce the 2014 Backcountry Experience Series. These guided backcountry tours will explore terrain in Diamond Peak’s Golden Eagle Bowl. Open to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, the Backcountry Experience Series is designed to provide a safe and welcoming introduction to backcountry skiing and boarding.

Never used backcountry equipment before? This is your opportunity to try out Dynafit touring gear before purchasing. Want to learn about avalanche hazards and techniques for avoiding them? Your guide, Brennan Lagasse, has been skiing since he was two and has spent many years traveling and guiding ski expeditions world-wide. Brennan has training in Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel, along with Wilderness First Responder and AIARE Level I & II certifications. Interested in learning the most efficient uphill skinning methods? Or, perhaps you simply want to meet new people and enjoy unskied terrain in a fun, controlled environment. A Backcountry Experience tour in Diamond Peak’s secluded Eagle Bowl is a great way to earn your turns and experience Diamond Peak in a whole new way.

2014 Touring Dates:
Feb 22, 2014 Tour: 9am-1pm - $90
Feb 28, 2014 Nachtspektakel: 2pm-9pm - $45

*$90 tour package includes a partial-day lift ticket, full Dynafit backcountry ski equipment rental and professional guiding services.

"Never before has a ski resort offered an experience like this,” said David Polivy, owner of Tahoe Mountain Sports. “We are proud to work with the folks at Diamond Peak to expand their guests' options and allow for a safe and controlled backcountry experience aimed at getting beginners more comfortable in a backcountry setting."

“There’s an increasing trend of skiers wanting to get off the groomed terrain and into the backcountry,” stated Brad Wilson, Diamond Peak General Manager. “We’re excited to offer a safer way for people to get into the sport and experience a different side of Diamond Peak.”

Register at Tahoe Mountain Sports, online at http://www.tahoemountainsports.com/product/event-tickets-backcountry-experience-diamond-peak, or by calling [masked].

Any changes made due to winter weather will be announced within 24 hours of tour departure.

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  • Adam Broderick

    Hey everyone! We're excited that tomorrow's tour is Good To Go! We scouted the area yesterday and conditions are great for an introductory backcountry tour :) Expect mellow terrain to practice skinning/traversing, soft snow and warm air, plus spectacular views from the ridge running south from Diamond Peak's Summit Chair. If you plan on attending, reservations need to be made by 3 p.m. today at
    http://www.tahoemountainsports....­

    February 21

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