Backcountry Skill 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

Wish you could get out on the Rim Trail this winter, but not sure if you're ready to take on the challenge alone? Then 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.

$80 (Non-TRTA Members) and $60 (TRTA Members)

Past SC101 Participant Quote:

"I learned so much about snow camping this past weekend! Absolutely incredible and awesome instructors! Everyone involved in this event should be recognized for their enthusiasim and was hard but I will do it again because it was such a great class! And inexpensive! I loved it and all the people....thank you so much!"

-Suzanne Purbaugh

Event Date 03/12/2016 08:30 am
Event End Date 03/13/2016 12:00 pm
Cut off date 03/09/2016 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Registered 12
Individual Price $80.00