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1-day Intro to ski mountaineering in Squaw Valley (Lake Tahoe)

A certified guide will lead you on this 1-day introductory ski mountaineering trip around the magnificent Squaw Valley in the world-famous Lake Tahoe, an American skiing mecca that provides perfect conditions and gorgeous scenery for as far as the eye can see.

Mountain RangeSierra Nevada
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Ski mountaineer around the gorgeous Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe!

  • Improve and learn more about ski mountaineering skills and techniques

  • See the stunning scenery of the area


The slopes, valleys, forests and views of Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe are the ideal terrains for ski mountaineering, and I will lead you on this brilliantly fun and educational 1-day introduction to ski mountaineering around this truly stunning and epic region, as we traverse around the myriad of routes on offer to us and learn a bit more about the techniques and gear required to increase your confidence, and thus our enjoyment of the activity.

Squaw Valley is the second-largest ski resort in the Lake Tahoe district, which straddles the California and Nevada border, and is one of the largest ski areas in the country. The region also hosted the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, and is a popular destination for outdoor activity enthusiasts in both Winter and Summer.

We will meet in the morning in Squaw Valley, and after a brief chat about the structure of the day, we swiftly head off in to the mountains. Over the course of the day we will be covering such skills as steep skiing techniques, basic snow and ice climbing techniques with ice axes and crampons, ski crampons and rope technical systems for glaciated terrain.

These techniques and skills will help you tackle some of the more challenging mountains around, and with our local expertise we will be able to go the best spots on the mountains away from the crowds, so as to learn in relative peace.

The views and scenery are some of the best in the country, with the focal point being the special and awesome Lake Tahoe, the second-deepest lake in the United States and an impressive sight to behold.

We finish the day hopefully having significantly boosted your ski mountaineering confidence and made you want to explore even more of this skiing paradise.

Improve your ski mountaineering and witness the stunning beauty of Squaw Valley – book now to experience!

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Please bring with you: - All ski gear - Several warm and waterproof layers of clothing -Sunglasses or goggles

Meeting point

Squaw Valley resort




Day 1: Meet and ski

Meet in the morning, ski mountaineer all day, finish

About the guide

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One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in beautiful California.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 413 each

Group of 2

USD 207 each

Group of 3

USD 135 each

Group of 4

USD 104 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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