California has some of the finest backcountry skiing, snowboarding and ski mountaineering in the United States. We are experts in California backcountry skiing and are based in the spectacular Eastern Sierra Nevada.

Our Shasta & Sierra Nevada backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering training is for everyone from the backcountry skiing novice to the experienced ski mountaineer. Our experienced ski guides are avalanche professionals trained, or certified, by the American Mountain Guides Association. Let us show you all that California and the Sierra Nevada have to offer the backcountry skier & snowboarder.

Why backcountry ski with California Alpine Guides?

  • Longtime experts in Eastern Sierra Nevada backcountry skiing with a 5-star Tripadvisor rating

  • Learn world standard techniques from American Mountain Guides Assoc. trained and/or certified ski guides

  • AIARE avalanche professionals

  • Small group sizes and individualized attention

Guided Backcountry Skiing


Mammoth Backcountry Skiing
Mammoth Lakes, California
Guided backcountry skiing out of Mammoth

Mount Shasta Ski & Board Descent
Mount Shasta, California
A spring ski & board descent of Mount Shasta

Sawtooth Ridge Ski Tour, 4 days
Sawtooth Range, Eastern Sierras
Ski tour the Northern boundary of Yosemite

Backcountry Skiing Courses

Intro to Backcountry Skiing Course , 2 days
Eastern Sierra Nevada
Learn how to properly ski the backcountry


Ski Mountaineering Course
EasternSierra Nevada
Learn all the techniques of ski mountaineering