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Mountain Guide Programs

Two different personalized, one-of-a-kind experiences
for intermediate-expert skiers and snowboarders

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Two Programs to Choose From

We've got 6,000 skiable acres and if you hire one of our guides, you're going to be guaranteed one of the greatest days you've ever had. You don't have to wonder if you're missing out.

Priority lift line access • Discover hidden terrain • Find the best snow & conditions

Squaw Alpine Guides

  • Two skiers riding in the powder on a sunny day at Lake Tahoe
    Unbeatable Price: Starting at just $159 for 5.5 hours
  • A ski guide pointing to terrain to two other skiers at Lake Tahoe
    Local Guides: Explore the mountains & discover the secret spots
  • Group of five skiers overlooking Lake Tahoe
    Grouped By Ability: Join up to 6 skiers/riders of similar ability

What You Should Know: Book at least 3 days in advance to save money & guarantee your spot. Full Groups will meet by 9:30am and ski or ride for 5.5 hours starting at 10:30. There is a lunch break, but lunch is not included.

Prerequisites: Advanced Intermediate to Expert skiers & riders only. Must be comfortable on all groomed black slopes.

Perks: Priority lift line access, ability to learn local secrets, amazing price.

From $159 per person

The North Face Mountain Guides

  • Group of four skiers hiking with skis at Lake Tahoe
    Pro Guide: Learn from pros like Errol Kerr and Nate Holland!
  • woman skiing into bowl with group looking from above at lake Tahoe
    Free Hoodie: Full-Day participants get a free Tekno Hoodie from The North Face
  • Group sitting on the funitel at Squaw Valley
    Pick Your Group: Up to 4 individuals can join together

What You Should Know: Book at least 3 days in advance to reserve your Full Day or Half Day guide. Lift tickets & equipment are not included. Starts at 8:45am or 1pm. Only $115 per person if you get at least 4 people.

Prerequisites: Open only to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, ages 13+

Perks: 20% off Demo equipment, a FREE Tekno Hoodie from The North Face (Full Day participants only) and priority lift line access.

From $459 per session

Compare the Programs

Squaw Alpine GuidesThe North Face Mountain Guides
PriceFrom $159/personFrom $459/session
Group SizeUp to 61 to 4
Pick Your Own GroupNoYes
Guide TypeLocalProfessional
Ability LevelAdvanced Intermediate to ExpertIntermediate to Expert
Age13+13+

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I book in advance?
Definitely! In addition to saving money, this will ensure that you get a spot in these popular programs.

I need rental equipment. Should I book my rentals in advance?
Absolutely. You can book online, or if you’re participating in the North Face Guides program, visit one of our Demo Centers the day before your guided session and get 20% off.

Should I do any research on where I want to ski/ride before my session?
While not required, if you would like to do some research and make requests for certain terrain, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Do these programs grant me access to closed or backcountry areas?
No. This program is only available to open sections of the resort and will not be providing a backcountry experience.

I need to cancel. What should I do?
Lessons are fully refundable until 5pm three days prior to the lesson. Lessons canceled after 5pm three days prior will incur a $25 fee for group lessons or a $50 fee for private lessons. No show/ no-call or day-of cancellations are non-refundable. Please click here to request a cancellation or call 530-452-4349 or 800-403-0206.