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Backcountry skiing day on Castle Peak, Lake Tahoe (Intermediate level)


Head to Lake Tahoe with a certified guide and spend a thrilling day on Castle Peak on a guided intermediate backcountry skiing program full of varied terrain, jaw-dropping scenery, and iconic skiing conditions that can only be found in the Sierra Nevada.


Sierra Nevada (California)

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




  • Admire the sights from one of Lake Tahoe’s most rewarding ski spots.
  • Take on challenging runs that will test your mettle in perfect snow.
  • Discover the techniques and tricks of powder hounds with a professional guide.


Rise to the challenge of Castle Peak and head to Lake Tahoe for an unforgettable backcountry skiing adventure! This day-long guided program features intermediate-level ski touring on the eclectic landscape of a notorious mountain in the illustrious Sierra Nevada!

Castle Peak is a 2,776-meter summit rising out of the Tahoe National Forest. It is located to the northwest of Lake Tahoe, offering some incredible vistas and steep lines up and down its slopes. It is known for its easy access and longer-than-average approach (about two miles), which makes it a mouthwatering objective for proficient skiers.

You program is intended to give you unforgettable runs in the exciting backcountry around this glorious mountain, taking advantage of its wilderness and access. You will ski tour through one of the area’s most sought after destinations for a full day. We can start at the SnoPark near Boreal and head out on a classic tour to the summit, selecting the best ski routes for our needs and abilities.

We will begin early in the morning, aiming to start the program by 8:00am and finishing around 4:00pm. This gives you eight hours of extraordinary skiing, with time to take in the scenery and explore pockets of powder. The options are endless, so fill me in on how you want to reach Castle Peak and we can maneuver our way up and down the mountain accordingly.

The terrain at Castle Peak is outstanding. Below the rock buttress, there is a wealth of south-facing snow for a classic run, while a narrow chute of powder on a rocky outcropping for intrepid skiers when the snow is deep enough. Once at the summit, the grizzled veterans should drop down the North Face as it offers the best backcountry on the mountain.

High couloirs drop sharply into the valley on many runs, and there are even more modest slopes with manageable angles for intermediate skiers. For a special treat, drop down into the west from the summit and you will find Grubb Hut, an overnight backcountry cabin in Round Valley.

You should be in good shape for this program and have a high skiing ability. The itinerary can be challenging and requires both the physical and mental aptitude to passionately take on the difficult backcountry terrain of Lake Tahoe, Castle Peak, and the surrounding wilderness.

Book this fantastic Lake Tahoe program on Castle Peak NOW and enjoy an intermediate-level guided backcountry skiing day on a historic mountain tour in the heart of the Sierra Nevada!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee.


Meeting point

Generally speaking, the program meets at the Boreal Inn near the Boreal Ski Resort. This is subject to change depending on the itinerary. Contact me upon booking to confirm our meeting point.

About the guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Meg James


June, 2023

Can not review - guide cancelled but the trip was not to Perce Rock if we had gone - sadly.. tour was was what was advertised and destination was not where planned Ultimately the full day paddle was canceled by the guide company Effort was there and communication was good! Just booked what I wanted and was not what the guide could offer …

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Bill Mullins


December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel


August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King


August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker


August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė


August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson


June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli


June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis


March, 2022

Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.

Peggy Meyer


March, 2022

Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.

Lexi Brandon


February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau


February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord


January, 2022

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Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

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