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Lake Tahoe Backcountry Ski Weekend, Lost Trail Lodge

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe

This 2-day backcountry skiing trip at the Lost Trail Lodge, Lake Tahoe, is a wonderful and scenic adventure through some of the prettiest landscape and terrain imaginable, and a certified guide will lead you to the best spots and teach you the best techniques along the way.


Sierra Nevada (California)

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Backcountry ski around the raw natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe area
  • Improve and learn more backcountry skiing techniques
  • Stay the night in a quaint and charming backcountry lodge


I will guide you on this beautiful and stunning 2-day backcountry skiing trip at the Lost Trail Lodge, Lake Tahoe, where not only will we discover some of the best hidden, peaceful backcountry spots, whilst also learning the most effective and efficient backcountry skiing skills and techniques, but we will also stay in an authentic and charming backcountry lodge to relax and refresh in.

Lake Tahoe is nestled between the borders of California and Nevada, and is an immensely popular tourist destination all throughout the year. It is renowned for its excellent and optimum skiing conditions, with vast tracts of backcountry areas to ski in.

We meet in the morning at Lake Tahoe, where important safety gear and information is dispensed. From there we head out to the wilds of the backcountry, where we will seek out the most uncrowded, off-the-beaten-path sections to ensure a peaceful experience.

After traipsing and travailing our way around the Anderson Ridge crest, we then spend the night at the Lost Trail Lodge, a warm and cosy abode full of comfortable beds and nice food, so we can rest our weary bodies!

The next day is spent skiing around more of the glorious backcountry, with the fresh, deep powder and the picturesque alpine forests leading down to the centerpiece of the region, Lake Tahoe.

Some of the skills and techniques we will be going through include the use of climbing skins, avalanche hazard recognition, uphill techniques and use of transceivers. Learning these will increase your backcountry skiing confidence and help you tackle more challenging routes.

We finish on the afternoon of the second day having explored this magnificent region and increased your backcountry skiing ability.

Explore the Lake Tahoe backcountry and learn more skills in a fun environment – book now to experience it all!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Breakfast

- Dinner


Day 1: Meet, ski, overnight stay

Meet in morning, ski all day, overnight stay in lodge

Day 2: Ski, finish

Wake up, ski all day, finish in afternoon




Lodge accommodation overnight

More info

Previous backcountry skiing experience with climbing skins is recommended.

Meeting point

Lake Tahoe

About the guide

I am an AMGA certified Ski Guide, specializing in guiding skiing from Tahoe resorts to the backcountry on mountains from California to Alaska.
I also guide and instruct in mountain bike, rock climbing, and kayak/SUP.

Certified by: American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), Professional Ski Instructors Association (PSIA) Level 3, American Avalanche Association (AAA) Level 3, and as a Wilderness First Responder.



What people are saying about Jim Moore

Steve Ross


February, 2023

Jim was fantastic - expert, engaging, instructional and safe. We had a great day backcountry skiing in the Tahoe wilderness.

Erik Dworsky


December, 2022

Jim is an excellent guide with extensive experience in just about everything having to do with the outdoors. I highly recommend this experience!

Sheldon Lincenberg


December, 2022

Very friendly and knowledgeable. Assesses skiers experience and capabilities and adjusts accordingly. Likes to teach and has colorful commentary which makes it easier to learn.

Janelle Myhre


March, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Greg Sofield


January, 2022

Trip was great! Was a little hesitant about booking online but ended up being awesome. Seemed too easy! Jim was great and worked with our levels of Snowboarding and skinning.

David Lewis


March, 2021

Jim was a great guide. While we were challenged with finding good snow, Jim knew where to get it even a couple weeks after it has snowed. Jim is super knowledgeable about the backcountry and snow conditions, and I would definitely highly recommend him.

Alison MacQuarrie


March, 2020

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James Mitchell


March, 2020

Jim is an outstanding and experienced guide. He did a great job of educating us on weather, safety, technique and helped us all on equipment questions. I would highly recommend him and will reach out to him again for a future trip.

Andreas Papademetris


January, 2020

Sup[er efficient booking, the system helps a lot to communicate with the guide and very safe payments. Greta experience and the Guide JIM MOORE was superb!

Megan McClarty


January, 2019

We had a great experience with Jim Moore. We were all beginners to the Backcountry, and he had valuable experience and great stories to share. We had some rental equipment malfunctions and he was very accommodating and understanding about that also. I feel we gained a lot of knowledge in a short period of time and had a lot of fun as well. Thanks again Jim and we hope to be out in the Backcountry again soon!

Carlo Camarda


January, 2019

Wonderful experience in the Tahoe backcountry. Jim made sure of it. He studied the conditions prior to my arrival and made sure we had the best snow in the most protected areas. We were able to summit the peak twice and ski the North as well as the East aspects. He educated me on snow & weather conditions and what to be looking for. Surely what must be mentioned is how much he was interested in my personal experience. He was a phenomenal guide that I will call again. Thank you Jim so much!



February, 2018

We didn't have the best snow conditions, but we had an awesome time getting our first exposure to backcountry skiing. Jim is a great teacher - he gave us a solid foundation, and we're excited to continue our education!



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