Mountain Adventure Seminars

Backcountry Snowshoeing


Hiking doesn’t have to stop in the winter. If you enjoy visiting wild places, you’ll be thrilled to know that snowshoeing can be a fun, energizing and beautiful way to experience the marvels of backcountry winters. The relative ease of snowshoeing allows folks to venture into the winter wilderness without the required years of ski and snowboard training.   Let MAS/SWS guide you efficiently and comfortably through spectacular winter scenery and experience for yourself the thrills of backcountry snowshoeing.

All MAS/SWS programs provide snowshoes, avalanche safety equipment, and group gear as needed. Expect a blend of winter skills education, good exercise, plus time to enjoy the winter alpine environment.

Backcountry Snowshoe Adventure

Add some pizazz to your winter and visit Bear Valley for this fun and challenging backcountry snowshoe adventure.  Stomp across the snow-covered ridges and bowls and soaked in the splendors of the alpine environment.  Along the way, your guide will share natural history and backcountry travel tips. This trip typically covers 4-6 miles through a variety of terrain in a non-motorized area along the Mokelumne Wilderness. The vistas are world-class so don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore a winter wonderland with MAS.

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Full Moon Snowshoe Adventure

Join MAS/SWS for a unique Full Moon adventure through the brisk mountain air. After meeting the group and previewing the trip, time will be spent fitting gear, and a snowshoe lesson will be covered. As we travel by moonlight, we will also stop along the way to take in the beautiful views and enjoy snacks and hot drinks. This tour is popular with all levels, ages, and abilities.

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Private Snowshoe Adventures

Private outings are convenient and allow the flexibility in scheduling and the ability to customize an itinerary that best meets your desires. MAS/SWS guides are trained professionals in leading people on enjoyable and educational backcountry adventures. So don’t hesitate to contact MAS/SWS to discuss your ideas. Just give us a call at 888.797.6867

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