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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.

Mountain RangeSierra Nevada (California)
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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.



About the guide

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

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 310 each

Group of 2

USD 155 each

Group of 3

USD 104 each

Group of 4

USD 78 each

Group of 5

USD 62 each

Group of 6

USD 52 each

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