Squaw Valley backcountry skiing day for beginners in Lake Tahoe

Explore the wonderful wild slopes of Squaw Valley with backcountry skiing around Lake Tahoe in California with fully-qualified Explore California Guides.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Sierra Nevada (California)

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Experience the incredible backcountry of the Sierra Nevada.

  • Upgrade your skiing and test ungroomed, untracked slopes.

  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide leading the way.


Access the incredible backcountry known as Munchkins, a huge area with a rich array of terrain, from mellow bowls to adrenaline-fuelled steep descents.

Its deep diversity means that it is the perfect place to begin your backcountry journey.

There are two prime locations in the area: the National Geographic Bowl and the Tram Ridge zone.

The bowl rests beyond the boundary of the Granite Chief mountain. Its remoteness, quality of terrain, surrounding peaks, and incredible natural beauty form the ideal cocktail for fascinating skiing.

The crossing of the boundary marks the beginning of the true backcountry experience, where the playful slopes mixes with the depth of solitude.

The Tram Ridge is a mixture of glades, gullies and ridge lines along north facing terrain, where we can ski many laps of untracked terrain.

So if you’re looking to build your backcountry skills, we can focus on your skiing soft spots. Whether it’s uphill climbs, avalanche safety, or simply riding in the backcountry, we can customise our trip and increase your confidence.

Potential participants must be able to link turns on ungroomed runs, which can be compared with skiing on ungroomed back diamond runs. 

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the snow-blanketed wilderness of California, for a full day of backcountry skiing in the Squaw Valley, and for beginners.

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Price per person

Group of 1
300 USD

Group of 2
150 USD

Group of 3
100 USD

Group of 4
75 USD

Group of 5
60 USD

Group of 6
50 USD


Price includes


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    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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