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Backcountry skiing day in Lake Tahoe: Granite Chief, Needle and Lyon peaks

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Join a certified local guide for a fun and exciting 1-day backcountry skiing expedition to one of many lovely mountain spots around Lake Tahoe, California.


Sierra Nevada (California)

1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




* Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding scenery in beautiful Lake Tahoe.

* Summit and ski back down one of several peaks in the area.

* Ski pristine powder and avoid crowds in the lovely Sierra Nevada.


Tucked in the middle of the Sierra Nevada, sitting on the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is an amazing backcountry skiing destination!

Join one of our local and certified guides for an incredible day out in the wilderness. Depending on snow conditions and your aptitude, we will head up to any of Granite Chief Peak, Needle Peak or Lyon Peak.

These approaches generally require about two hours of hiking through some of California’s most beautiful scenery. And after that we will enjoy some excellent skiing through, usually, deep and fluffy powder.

Along the way, we will have numerous spectacular views back out toward the lake as well as into the mountains. We’ll be sure to avoid the resort areas on the mountains, meaning no dodging other skiers on the slopes and plenty of fresh powder all for ourselves.

To participate in this trip, you should have previous off-piste skiing experience, but not necessarily previous backcountry experience.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for a fun and invigorating 1-day backcountry skiing trip through the wilderness around stunningly scenic Lake Tahoe, California!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 1+ day lift-accessed backcountry skiing trip in Squaw Valley, Central California!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The listed price is the weekday fee. The weekend fee is $325

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain 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.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



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



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.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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