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Backcountry skiing day at Sugar Bowl Resort, Lake Tahoe

The backcountry of Sugar Bowl Resort, Lake Tahoe, is some of the grandest and most popular in the United States, and a certified guide will lead you on a fun-filled day of backcountry skiing through the region, teaching you about skills and techniques needed to improve whilst also basking in the truly awesome views on offer.

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


  • Backcountry ski around Sugar Bowl - one of the oldest skiing areas in the USA!

  • Improve and learn more backcountry skiing techniques

  • Discover hidden, off-the-beaten-path spots thanks to our expert guides

  • See some absolutely spectacular views over the Lake Tahoe region


I will guide you on this epic day of backcountry skiing at Sugar Bowl Resort, Lake Tahoe, where acres upon acres of fresh, deep snow provides us with the perfect playground to learn more and improve our backcountry skiing skills and techniques, and also explore the stunning and beautiful landscape, scenery and terrain of this veritable skiers paradise.

Sugar Bowl Resort, Lake Tahoe, is one of the oldest ski areas in the United States, and has a long and illustrious history, with its proximity to the Bay Area and Sacramento, as well as being a favorite haunt of Hollywood stars boosting its profile immeasurably.

We will meet in the morning, where all-important safety information and gear will be handed out, before we head out in to the wild backcountry.

Our expert guides local knowledge really enhances the experience of the day, as we are able to head to little-known spots that are well and truly off the beaten path, ensuring we encounter few crowds and have a more peaceful and enjoyable day.

There are relatively few uphill sections during the day, and this allows us to teach you about important skills and techniques in a more relaxed setting, as we go through tool packs, uphill and downhill techniques, how to choose the least-risky terrain to go on and how to use climbing skins.

Some of the scenery we will encounter will take the breath away, with the tranquil and idyllic tree-lined slopes framing a magnificent path down to the centerpiece of Lake Tahoe, providing numerous opportunities for fantastic photos!

We finish in the afternoon hopefully having given you a day to remember, and an increased appreciation and passion for backcountry skiing and the Lake Tahoe area.

Get the best backcountry skiing experience in the best setting – book now to live it!

Meeting point

Sugar Bowl Resort



Day 1: Meet, activity, finish

Meet in morning, ski all day, finish in afternoon

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

• Permit and entrance fees

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