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:

    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!

  • Course Dates:

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Telluride to Moab is a spectacular scenic adventure with tons of optional singletrack, including Moab's famous Porcupine Rim Trail on the last day. What a way to end a trip! Traveling between fully stocked huts, you'll carry little more than you would for a day ride. This 7 day, 6 night ride will start in Telluride, CO among the San Juan mountains, crosses the wooded Uncompahgre Plateau, and ends in the dramatic canyon lands of Maob, UT. Cozy huts with great food and cold beer, incomparable scenery, and a true "bucket list" adventure!

  • Course Dates:

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 to Thursday, October 17, 2019


    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!

  • Tahoe Wilderness Medicine is excited to offer a week of sport climbing in Kalymnos, Greece with CME. 

  • Course Dates:

    Friday, November 1, 2019 to Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Course Dates:

    Friday, November 1, 2019 to Wednesday, November 13, 2019


    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.

  • Course Dates:

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 to Saturday, December 14, 2019


    Join us at a pristine and seldom visited National Park.  With a focus on wellness and wilderness & travel medicine, we will help you help yourself as well as your patients!

    Dry Tortugas/Garden Key offers a chance for a serene retreat. After arriving by ferry and taking a guided tour of historic Fort Jefferson, we will spend time learning with ample breaks in between instructional sessions for your own activites. The Garden Key holds great swimming and snorkelling above many historic shipwrecks, as well as other activities. This is a trip for the true nature lover. There are no accommodations on the island, so we will be camping and preparing simple but delicious cooperative meals.

    This trip is limited to 8 spots.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    Friday, February 28, 2020 to Sunday, March 1, 2020


    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.

  • The Dolomites are an essential pilgrimage for cyclists ever since the Giro d’Italia’s first foray here in 1937. They have graced the Giro more than 40 times and famous Italian cyclists such as Bartali, Coppi and Alfredo Binda carved out their reputations here. The elegant names of the climbs – Campolongo, Falzarego, Valparola – roll off the tongue with a gentle rhythm and cadence that evokes the long, meandering roads that cross them. This trip takes you on an intensive week of riding through the Dolomites and includes the chance to ride the roads of the Sella Ronda, one of the most beautiful cycling loops in the world. In addition to the stellar riding, you will also get to earn 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

  • Course Dates:

    Sunday, August 2, 2020 to Saturday, August 8, 2020

    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.

  • 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.