Backcountry Skills Courses

Year round Backcountry Skill Courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice their outdoor skills under the mentorship of experienced TRTA Instructors. Don't miss Backpacking 101, Snow Camping 101 and our annual Spring Speaker Series events. For questions regarding these trainings, please call (775) 298-4485 or email

Location: Tahoe Meadows
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Date: March 11-12
Contingency Date: March 18-19

Wish you could get out on the Tahoe Rim Trail this winter, but not sure if you're ready to take on the challenge alone? Join the TRTA for Snow Camping 101 and learn how to approach your winter camping activities safely and comfortably. Experienced TRTA guides will be there every step of the way to share with you the fundamentals of winter weather, trip planning, winter Leave No Trace, backcountry cooking and staying warm.

$100 (Non-TRTA Members) and $85 (TRTA Members)

Past SC101 Participant Quote:

*Registration opens February 1st*

Event Date 03/11/2017 08:00 am
Event End Date 03/12/2017 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02/01/2017
Cut off date 03/03/2017
Capacity 12
Registered 7
Individual Price $100.00
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Do you have what it takes to be a TRTA Guide? This may be the year you find out and be given the opportunity to take the first steps towards joining our TRTA Volunteer Guide Team.

Make 2017 the year you test your guiding skills! 

Crazy Guides Ellen and Ro smaller

Event Date 04/29/2017 09:00 am
Event End Date 04/30/2017 05:15 pm
Registration Start Date 02/13/2017
Cut off date 04/18/2017
Capacity 15
Registered 12
Individual Price $50.00
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