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Squaw Valley backcountry skiing day for beginners in Lake Tahoe

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


Sierra Nevada (California)

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Dec




* 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.

Price includes

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



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One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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