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Old 01-26-2014, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lake Tahoe Backcountry - Newbie

Hey everyone -

Just moved to San Francisco from the East Coast. I've been snowboarding for nearly 20 years, locally in Vermont and many, many trips out west. I consider myself to be an "expert" rider and live for steep, fresh lines. Now that I'm out west, I'd love to get into backcountry riding, but definitely want to make sure I'm doing it the right way and safely.

Obviously, Tahoe is struggling right now in terms of snow, but I thought it would be a great time to get educated, take an avalanche safety course, etc.

Does anyone know of a good (hopefully not super expensive) place to take a backcountry safety course either in the Bay Area or in Tahoe? Also, are there any backcountry groups or trips that I'd be able to hook up with?

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