STATELINE, NV, Feb. 12, 2019 – The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is offering several courses designed to help individuals stay safe while having fun in the backcountry. Please visit the ‘Backcountry Courses’ page at to find out more information and to register.

Snow Camping 101: Itching to get out on the Tahoe Rim Trail this winter, but not sure if you’re ready to take on the challenge alone? Join the TRTA for its Snow Camping 101 course and learn how to upgrade your winter backcountry skills. Experienced TRTA guides will share with you the fundamentals of winter weather, trip planning, winter Leave No Trace, backcountry cooking, and staying warm. Snow Camping 101 kicks off March 2nd in the classroom learning the fundamentals and discussing gear to prepare you for your overnight adventure. Then March 16th and 17th, put your new found skills to the test in the field with an overnight at Tahoe Meadows. Cost is $130 for TRTA members and $150 for non- TRTA members.

Wilderness First Aid with NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Join the TRTA and National Outdoor Leadership School, Wilderness Medicine for a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course. This course is the industry standard for professional outdoor leaders and will provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals working in remote locations for extended periods of time. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you will receive a 2-year certification and have the knowledge, skills, and ability to better manage backcountry emergencies. Cost is $235 for TRTA members and $265 for non-TRTA members.

WHAT:   Snow Camping 101 and Wilderness First Aid with NOLS Wilderness Medicine

WHEN: Snow Camping 101 – March 2, 16-17 2019

Wilderness First Aid – March 16-17 and April 13-14, 2019

WHERE:               Snow Camping 101 – Tahoe Meadows, NV

Wilderness First Aid – TRTA office in Stateline, NV

INFORMATION: or (775) 298-4485

For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at or 775-298-4485, or visit the website at The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization, which works to inspire stewards and preserve the Tahoe Rim Trail system.