Ski mountaineering on Donner Pass, Training day in Lake Tahoe

Join a certified guide as they take you on an interesting and adventurous training day of ski mountaineering on Donner Pass, near Lake Tahoe, a fantastic location known for its excellent skiing conditions and lovely views over the lakes and valleys of the landscape.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Sierra Nevada (California)

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Improve and learn more about many useful ski mountaineering skills & techniques!

  • Ski amongst the awesome scenery of Donner Pass, near Lake Tahoe

  • See the raw natural beauty of both Lake Donner and Lake Tahoe


This ski mountaineering training day is a must for any budding and keen ski mountaineer, as I will lead you through some of the most essential and important skills and techniques required to increase your confidence and ability, whilst also allowing us to take in and admire the magnificent views and scenery we are in, at the beautiful Donner Pass, near Lake Tahoe.

Donner Pass is located just 27 miles from Lake Tahoe, and is renowned throughout the country as a great destination for outdoor activities, with several ski resorts and many charming alpine lakes dotting the region, including Lake Donner itself.

We will meet in the morning at Lake Donner, where technical and safety gear and information will dispensed, before we head out to the mountains in earnest.

Several skills and techniques will be taught over the course of the day, including advanced uphill techniques, rescue practice, ski anchors, ski crampons, basic belays and glacier skiing scenarios.

Learning these vital skills will ensure you will improve your ski mountaineering technique and give you the confidence to tackle more challenging mountaineering routes around the world. The fresh, deep powder every day also provides optimum conditions to help achieve this.

The landscape, scenery and terrain you are learning on also provides some truly epic views, with Lake Donner the centerpiece and Lake Tahoe visible in the distance, along with the many pretty tree-lined forests and snow-capped mountains and ridges.

We finish in the afternoon having provided you with the tools to further push yourself in ski mountaineering, and also provide a snapshot of the beauty of the Lake Tahoe area.

Improve your ski mountaineering and see the sights of wonderful Lake Tahoe – book now to experience!

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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


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


  • Day 1Meet, activity, finish

    Meet in the morning, ski mountaineer and learn all day, finish in afternoon


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Lake Donner

More info

Must have an ability to handle a variety of snow conditions.


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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