Free Backcountry Demo hosted by North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) & Tahoe Sports hub


Tahoe Sports Hub has partnered with North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) to host a FREE backcountry demo day on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at the former location of Sugar Bowl Academy at the top of Old Highway 40 on Donner Summit.

The event will offer participants the chance to try out the newest technology in backcountry ski and snowboard equipment on a short skin track in the backcountry. Equipment from Jones, K2, G3, Dynafit, and others will be available for demo. Skiers and snowboarders who are new to backcountry travel are invited to try skinning or split-boarding for the first time. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn avalanche safety basics and practice using avalanche beacons.

The professional guides from NASTC will offer guided introductory group tours at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and representatives from Sierra Avalanche Center will present a “Know Before You Go” avalanche safety presentation at 11:00 a.m. All participants must have advanced ski and snowboard skills, sign a waiver, and must carry avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel, and probe in a backpack). Tahoe Sports Hub and NASTC will provide avalanche safety equipment, but participants are encouraged to bring any equipment they own. Space and equipment is subject to availability and the event is weather dependent.