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

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.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Sierra Nevada (California)

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip



  • 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!

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Price per person

Group of 1
400 USD

Group of 2
200 USD

Group of 3
130 USD

Group of 4
100 USD

Group of 5
80 USD

Group of 6
65 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.


About the Guide


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



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