What is Tahoe Wilderness Medicine?

Tahoe Wilderness Medicine provides wilderness medical education to health care professionals, expedition leaders and outdoor enthusiasts. We combine outdoor skills and adventure with wilderness medicine education with most courses including continuing medical education (CME) credits for medical professionals.  Our courses are designed and taught by a faculty of medical professionals, mountain guides, river guides, avalanche educators, and technical rescue experts.  The combination of the faculty’s training and experience provides real-world, comprehensive wilderness medicine education for our clients.

All Courses

  • Course Dates:

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 to Wednesday, October 24, 2018



    Learn to surf with patient instructors, or tour the best breaks with local guides. Both options are included in the course price! Join us and our hosts at Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel for a laid back surf town getaway. Enjoy 85 degree water, 85 degree air, and a local vibe that's like Hawaii before the crowds arrived. Surf, snorkel, stand-up paddle, hike, or just relax on the beach,and earn CME as you go. This course is limited to 10 spots!

  • Course Dates:

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 to Saturday, November 3, 2018



    Tahoe Wilderness Medicine is excited to offer a week of sport climbing in Kalymnos, Greece with CME. This will take place October 27 – November 2, 2018.

  • Course Dates:

    Friday, November 2, 2018 to Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    A once in a lifetime oppurtunity for those with an adventure-driven spirit. This expedition will combine continuing medical education (CME) with a unique opportunity to trek, ski and snowboard several of Antarctica's untamed peaks. Journey deep into the rugged landscape of one of earth’s last frontiers while enjoying the convenience, safety and comfort of the Sea Adventurer expedition ship. Sail past Cape Horn, across the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula and join an exclusive group of intrepid travelers inspired by the legacy of Antarctic discovery.

  • This course combines Alpine Skills International Introduction to Backcountry skiing course with a carefully crafted continuing medical education (CME) curriculum. The didactic and field sections of the CME course were designed to provide medical professional the knowledge and skills apply their medical expertise in the winter wilderness environment. The course focuses on core winter wilderness topics, common ski and snowboard injuries, avalanche rescue, and patient evacuation strategies.

  • This course is set in the Japanese Alps near Hokkaido, Japan. Join us and learn how to manage medical emergencies in the mountains during the winter. Not only will we offer a great education, but you will also get to enjoy skiing the legendary deep snows of Japan through old growth Japanese birch and colored maple trees, followed by evenings filled with great camaraderie and Japanese food and culture.

  • High Sierra Snowcat & Yurt and Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC offer a unique avalanche class experience for backcountry skiers and riders combined with Continued Medical Education in the legendary Eastern Sierra.  This avalanche course is taught by a certified AIARE (American Institute Avalanche Research and Education) instructors and will be based out of the yurt and will be comprised of both classroom and field work. The snowcat will be used to facilitate these courses and access terrain. All meals will be cooked by the instructor & guides.

  • Course Dates:

    Friday, February 15, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019



    High Sierra Snowcat and Yurt and Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC offer a unique guided experience for backcountry skiing and riding and Continued Medical Education in the legendary Eastern Sierra. The Yurts are situated in the backcountry for prime access to great skiing and riding. To get to the Yurts, we shuttle our guests and their gear with our snowcat. Guiding, food, and yurt lodging is all provided. We combine this experience with 8 hours of Continued Medical Education both in the yurts and out in the field for an educational but enjoyable three days.  Go to Highseirrasnowcat.com for more detailed information about the yurts, skiing and riding.

  • Course Dates:

    Sunday, February 24, 2019 to Sunday, March 3, 2019



    Mountain peaks with incredible vistas of the Arctic Ocean and Norway fjords are just the beginning of what you’ll find in the Lofoten Islands.  March is powder season in Lofoten so be ready to explore couloirs and peaks and the thrill of awesome descents!  Enjoy 6 days of guided backcountry skiing with certified mountain guides. Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC has partnered with Northern Alpine Guides and Lofoten Ski Lodge to offer this weeklong Winter Wilderness Medicine course in the Lofoten Islands of Norway.

  • Course Dates:

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 to Wednesday, April 17, 2019



    This is a variation of the famous Wapta Traverse, which utilizes the new Guy Hut on the Des Poilus Glacier. Traverse an icefield, climb a peak or two, ski some great lines, and earn CME credits. Stay safe with an ACMG certified guide and learn wilderness medicine from a Tahoe Wilderness Medicine instructor.

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    Known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture, Tuscany is also one of the most beautiful places to ride in Italy. This trip takes you on an intensive week of riding through the Chianti region of Tuscany, including some of the famous Strade Bianche or un-paved “white” roads.

  • Chamonix is the global hub of trail and mountain running and provides the ideal base for our summer wilderness medical education course.  We have partnered with Run the Alps to offer this unique course that will please running enthusiasts of all abilities. Each day will have shorter as well as more strenuous options available, along with instruction on trail running topics such as descending confidently and efficiently. In addition to our regular CME package, we will also have time with PGMH, the renowned helicopter rescue service based in Chamonix and other running specific topics.

  • Course Dates:

    Sunday, August 26, 2018 to Saturday, September 1, 2018



    Telluride to Canyon Country is a great introductory ride for fit first time bike-trekkers, and a scenic adventure with plenty of single track options for the more experienced. With a hut system, you'll carry little more than you would for a day ride! This 5 day, 4 night ride will start in San Juan mountains before heading out onto the Uncompahgre Plateau, then descending into the canyon lands of Gateway, CO. Cozy huts, great food, incomparable scenery, and a true "bucket list" adventure!

  • Course Dates:

    Monday, September 2, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019



    Enjoy 5 days of spectacular Grand Canyon views, flowing singletrack, and luxurious camping. A full support team will haul our gear, do our cooking, set up our safari-style camp village, and provide mechanical support while we enjoy some of the best trails in the West. The climbs are gentle and the descents are smooth and flowing. This trip is the perfect way for mountain bikers to see one of America’s most spectacular National Parks away from the crowds!

  • During three days in one of the world's great vacation destinations, physicians, nurses, mid-level practitioners and medics can earn 8 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credits and enjoy world class mountain biking on two half-day long adventures with Tahoe's finest guide service. With Lake Tahoe's legendary biking trails and iconic mountain towns, this affordable CME adventure is going to sell out quickly!

  • Want to become a better mountain biker? Come polish your riding skills in a safe, inclusive, and encouraging setting with certified coaches. Join us at Truckee's incredible and newly expanded bike park for two days of bike skills coaching and 8 hours of Category 1 CME. Riders of all levels will build skills, boost confidence, and have a blast, coached by our friends at the Truckee Bike Park, the Next Level Bike Skills Program, and Biking for a Better World.

  • Tahoe Wilderness Medicine is excited to offer a week of sport climbing in Spain in conjunction with our Summer Wilderness Medicine Curriculum.   The retreat is based in the beautiful Montsec Mountains of Northwest Catalunya on the edge of the Pyrenees.  We will foster personal and professional development with daily sport climbing, daily breath work and yoga practice, as well as continuing education.

  • Come to Cozumel for the best SCUBA diving of your life! Join us in relaxed luxury at the Intercontinental Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa and in-house dive shop, Scuba Du Cozumel, for three days of spectacular SCUBA diving at the world's second largest coral reef. After morning CME lectures, we'll walk to the Presidente's private dock where Scuba Du's dive boats will be waiting with dive gear ready to go. Trip costs includes all lectures, and three days of double-tank diving. Beginner to advanced divers welcome, wanting to complete their SCUBA certification dives in Cozumel. Skip the diving and explore with help from the Presidente's Concierge Service, or bring your non-medical partner for our dive only option!