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BACKCOUNTRY TOURS & CLINICS

Group Backcountry Skiing

Learn to Safely Explore Off-Piste 

Backcountry Tours & Clinics Offered Daily

There's a lot of amazing terrain out there waiting to be discovered, but you can find yourself in a life-threatening situation if you don't know how to explore safely. Through the expertise of our instructors and guides, we aim to be the best backcountry ski school in the nation by empowering you with safety protocols, educational opportunities, real mountain practice and a fun learning environment.

CALL 800.MAMMOTH TO BOOK, OR SIGN UP AT ANY TICKET WINDOW

Intro to Backcountry Touring

Intro to Backcountry Touring

9AM & 1PM Daily  |  For Intermediate–Expert Skiers/Snowboarders

Learn the basics of backcountry touring from our PSIA-certified instructors and AMGA-certified guides. These 3-hour clinics are limited to 6 students and cover touring and safety equipment, skinning, kick turns, downhill transitions, skating, and downhill ski practice, all with instructor demos, evaluation and feedback. It's the safest and easiest way to give touring a try, right here on Mammoth Mountain.


Ages 13+

Price

Lesson Only $189 
Lesson + Lift Ticket $239
Lesson + Lift Ticket + AT Rentals $269

A valid season pass or lift ticket is required.

Location

Classes meet on snow at between Main Lodge and the Panorama Gondola building.

Pricing & Details
Backcountry Tours

Backcountry Tours

9AM & 1PM Daily  |  For Intermediate–Expert Skiers & Snowboarders

Get a real taste of touring with an AMGA-certified guide right off the backside of Mammoth Mountain. Beginning at the summit gondola station and ending back at Main Lodge, this picturesque 3-hour tour is ideal for those who have completed the Intro to Backcountry clinic and want to take the next step, or already have touring experience and are interested in exploring Mammoth Mountain's extraordinary backcountry with the added safety and expertise of a guide.

24-HOUR ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED

 

Ages 13+ 

Price

Tour Only $189 
Tour + Lift Ticket $239
Tour + Lift Ticket + AT Rentals $269

A valid season pass or lift ticket is required for lift access.

Location

Meet on snow in between Main Lodge and the Panorama gondola building.

Important Details

All students must complete the 3-hour Intro to Backcountry Touring clinic or have previously taken the equivalent introductory course covering avalanche equipment use and touring/skinning technique prior to enrolling in this tour. Intro clinic tour can be taken same day.

All tours require a minimum of 2 guests to proceed and are subject to cancellation or alteration in the event of severe weather or unfavorable avalanche conditions.

Pricing & Details

AT Rentals & Equipment

For a successful backcountry experience, proper AT equipment or a splitboard is required to participate in both the clinic and tour. If you need to rent AT skis, there is a limited supply available from the Main Lodge Rental Shop (call 800.MAMMOTH to reserve), or participants can save 20% on rentals from Mammoth Mountaineering Supply in town (call 888.395.3951 to reserve).

Check the drop down below for the full list of required and recommended equipment.

Provided Avalanche Safety Equipment

  • Backpack
  • Beacon
  • Probes
  • Shovel

Required Equipment – NOT Provided

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE SECURED SEPARATELY PRIOR TO CLASS START TIME

  • Skis with AT Bindings (or splitboard with transitional bindings)
  • AT Boots (for skiers)
  • Adjustable Touring Poles
  • Skins (already fitted to skis or splitboard)

Recommended Clothing & Items

  • Outer Layer – Waterproof Pants & Jacket Shell
  • Mid-Layer – Down or Synthetic-Fill Jacket
  • Base Layers – Long Underwear, 1 Thin + 1 Thicker for Upper Body
  • Ski Socks
  • Gloves (recommend removable liners)
  • Face Mask or Balaklava
  • Beanie or Hat
  • Sunglasses & Goggles
  • Emergency Hand Warmers
  • Sunscreen & Lip Balm
  • 1-2L of Water
  • Snacks
  • Emergency Blanket
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