Lassen Peak Private Backcountry Skiing

At 10,457', Lassen Peak is great place to begin your volcano skiing career! Ski deep, endless powder in the winter or perfect corn in the spring or summer. If you've got bigger goals like Mt Shasta, this is the place to start.
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We'll tackle the following objectives and skills:

  • Push Your Limits - Take your backcountry skiing to the next level and dial in your ski mountaineering skills on the southernmost peak in the Cascades!

  • Ski Mountaineering Skills Training - Including crampons, ice axe arrest and glacier rope travel

  • Objective Attempt - This will be a long day, gaining between 3,000-4,000’ of elevation over various snow surfaces and steep slopes.

  • Ski Descent - Once we reach our high point, we’ll descend the route and ski the variations holding the best snow, racking up 3,000-4,000' of vertical!

Here's the schedule for your day:

  • 6:00am Trailhead Meetup - Meet your guide at the trailhead and review the plan for the day. The guide will discuss the avalanche problem for the day, the proposed route up and options for the ascent and descent. Your guide will conduct a Trailhead Departure/Beacon Check.

  • 6:30am Tour into Objective - We'll ski as many laps as time will allow on the best snow available.

  • 5:30pm Return to the Trailhead We'll give ourselves enough daylight to get back safely and recap the day.

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

  • Expert Resort Riding Skills - Including steep and consequential off-piste terrain in challenging snow conditions.
  • Intermediate Touring Experience - Including efficient gear management and skinning, transition technique, with 20+ days of backcountry experience.

  • Basic Ski Mountaineering Skills - Including ice axe, crampon, and basic rope skills are encouraged, but not required. Build those skills during the program or attend our Ski Mountaineering Skills course prior to attending and spend more time climbing and skiing

  • Strong Fitness - Able to spend a long, active day outside, moving uphill at 1,000’ per hour for durations of 1-1.5 hours between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 8-10 miles, climbing 2,500 - 3,500 vertical feet throughout the course of the day. People with strong fitness typically have a strenuous workout 3-4 days a week.

  • Ski/Split Touring, Avalanche, & Ski Mountaineering Gear - Come prepared with your own gear or rent from us
Visit our Rentals Page OR Visit our Rentals Page

Here's what's included with your trip:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Ropes & Gear - for ski mountaineering
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with snow science tools and a first aid kit
  • Wag Bags - for human waste disposal in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Ski/Splitboard Gear
  • Avalanche Gear
  • Ice Axe, Crampons, Climbing Harness
  • Guide Gratuities

Ski/Split Touring Gear

  • Alpine Touring Ski or Splitboard Setup - No snowshoes
  • Alpine Touring or Splitboard Boots
  • Climbing Skins
  • Touring Backpack - with pockets for avalanche gear
  • Adjustable Touring Poles
Avalanche Safety Gear
  • Avalanche Beacon
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche Probe
Ski/Split Mountaineering Gear
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Ski/Split Crampons
  • Climbing Harness
Clothing & Accessories
  • Technical Outerwear (jacket, bibs/pants)
  • Multiple Midlayer Options
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Beanie
  • Baseball Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle / Hydration Pack (2L)
  • Lunch & Snacks

  • Know Before you go

    SKILL LEVELIntermediate Advanced
    ELEVATION6,500-10,457'
    LocationLassen National Park

    Price $300.00
    Private Programs
    Duration: 1 Day
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    Private Programs

    Blackbird Mountain Guides offers both scheduled group programs and private programs.

    Private programs are simply above and beyond what Blackbird Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. Scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Blackbird Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

    Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.

    Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as private programs with private dates/rates as well.

    PRIVATE PROGRAMS

    Private programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Private programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) private programs will be more expensive.

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    Here's the schedule for your day:

    • 6:00am Trailhead Meetup - Meet your guide at the trailhead and review the plan for the day. The guide will discuss the avalanche problem for the day, the proposed route up and options for the ascent and descent. Your guide will conduct a Trailhead Departure/Beacon Check.

    • 6:30am Tour into Objective - We'll ski as many laps as time will allow on the best snow available.

    • 5:30pm Return to the Trailhead We'll give ourselves enough daylight to get back safely and recap the day.

    We'll tackle the following objectives and skills:

    • Push Your Limits - Take your backcountry skiing to the next level and dial in your ski mountaineering skills on the southernmost peak in the Cascades!

    • Ski Mountaineering Skills Training - Including crampons, ice axe arrest and glacier rope travel

    • Objective Attempt - This will be a long day, gaining between 3,000-4,000’ of elevation over various snow surfaces and steep slopes.

    • Ski Descent - Once we reach our high point, we’ll descend the route and ski the variations holding the best snow, racking up 3,000-4,000' of vertical!

    Here's the schedule for your day:

    • 6:00am Trailhead Meetup - Meet your guide at the trailhead and review the plan for the day. The guide will discuss the avalanche problem for the day, the proposed route up and options for the ascent and descent. Your guide will conduct a Trailhead Departure/Beacon Check.

    • 6:30am Tour into Objective - We'll ski as many laps as time will allow on the best snow available.

    • 5:30pm Return to the Trailhead We'll give ourselves enough daylight to get back safely and recap the day.

    Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

    • Expert Resort Riding Skills - Including steep and consequential off-piste terrain in challenging snow conditions.
    • Intermediate Touring Experience - Including efficient gear management and skinning, transition technique, with 20+ days of backcountry experience.

    • Basic Ski Mountaineering Skills - Including ice axe, crampon, and basic rope skills are encouraged, but not required. Build those skills during the program or attend our Ski Mountaineering Skills course prior to attending and spend more time climbing and skiing

    • Strong Fitness - Able to spend a long, active day outside, moving uphill at 1,000’ per hour for durations of 1-1.5 hours between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 8-10 miles, climbing 2,500 - 3,500 vertical feet throughout the course of the day. People with strong fitness typically have a strenuous workout 3-4 days a week.

    • Ski/Split Touring, Avalanche, & Ski Mountaineering Gear - Come prepared with your own gear or rent from us
    Visit our Rentals Page OR Visit our Rentals Page

    Here's what's included with your trip:

    • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
    • Ropes & Gear - for ski mountaineering
    • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with snow science tools and a first aid kit
    • Wag Bags - for human waste disposal in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
    Not Included
    • Ski/Splitboard Gear
    • Avalanche Gear
    • Ice Axe, Crampons, Climbing Harness
    • Guide Gratuities

    Ski/Split Touring Gear

    • Alpine Touring Ski or Splitboard Setup - No snowshoes
    • Alpine Touring or Splitboard Boots
    • Climbing Skins
    • Touring Backpack - with pockets for avalanche gear
    • Adjustable Touring Poles
    Avalanche Safety Gear
    • Avalanche Beacon
    • Avalanche Shovel
    • Avalanche Probe
    Ski/Split Mountaineering Gear
    • Ice Axe
    • Crampons
    • Ski/Split Crampons
    • Climbing Harness
    Clothing & Accessories
  • Technical Outerwear (jacket, bibs/pants)
  • Multiple Midlayer Options
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Beanie
  • Baseball Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle / Hydration Pack (2L)
  • Lunch & Snacks
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