Alpenglow Expedition Backcountry Tours at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Ski and ride outside the ski area boundaries of Lake Tahoe’s premier resort with Alpenglow’s AMGA certified guides. Riding the lifts means less time hiking and more time skiing and riding this incredible backcountry terrain. Now includes the coveted terrain of National Geographic bowl outside of Granite Chief.
Intro to Backcountry, AIARE 1, & AIARE 2 Avalanche Courses
AIARE 1 is a comprehensive, entry-level avalanche course designed for those with basic ski/snowboard touring experience. There are no other prerequisites, although, if you have never backcountry skied before, you may find it helpful to join an Intro to Backcountry day first. This is a great course to take before heading out into the backcountry. Upon completion of AIARE 1, you can take AIARE 2 to advance decision-making skills in more complex terrain and situations.
Due to COVID-19, the indoor classroom sessions will be moved to online while the 2 day in person field sessions will be conducted in small groups and socially distanced.
The Via Ferrata
The Tahoe Via Ferrata is Alpenglow Expeditions’ newest outdoor adventure. Located on the iconic Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort, the Tahoe Via Ferrata towers above The Village at Squaw Valley. The Tahoe Via Ferrata has two distinct routes located on Squaw Valley’s Tram Face. Routes include features such as cable bridges, metal rungs to aid in climbing, and more traditional rock scrambling sections. Participants can choose between half-day and full-day adventures in a group or private setting.
About Alpenglow Expeditions
Alpenglow Expeditions was founded in 2004 by IFMGA certified guide Adrian Ballinger. From the Himalaya to Lake Tahoe, Alpenglow leads expeditions across the mountain ranges of the globe in all disciplines including mountaineering, skiing, ski mountaineering, and rock climbing. With over 30 international expeditions per year and a full menu of ski and rock climbing courses in Lake Tahoe, Alpenglow Expedition’s core values are founded on providing a unique experience for each client who desires to explore mountains across the world. Squaw Valley is the lucky home of the California flagship store, Alpenglow Expeditions.