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Custom Tahoe Backcountry Ski Day


Join AMGA mountain guide Jim Moore and spend a day of adventure backcountry skiing in the stunning Tahoe in the beautiful Sierra Nevada!

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Sierra Nevada (California)

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




The Tahoe region is a great place for backcountry skiing as it offers a long snow season. Sometimes, it can even run up into the Summer. With each season however, the conditions will vary. On our custom Tahoe backcountry ski day excursion we strive to tailor the experience for you with this in mind. We take into consideration the seasons, also the terrain, climate conditions and of course, your preferences.

This means that we don’t require a set fitness level to try this amazing excursion into the Tahoe wilderness. It doesn’t have to be a difficult excursion. But of course, it can be if you prefer a challenge. And regardless of your level, you will get the chance to learn more about this breathtaking spot and to improve your skiing skills under the guidance of a learned and passionate professional.

Additionally, I will be more than happy to show you some of my own favourite places in Tahoe. Spots that I consider favourites for their skiing potential as well as for their beauty. Plus, because you get a full day of backcountry skiing, or more if you wish,  you get a chance to really get a feel of the place and to enjoy the mountain fun!

Ready to discover some of the incredible Tahoe region of Sierra Nevada? Then make sure to book your place on this custom backcountry ski day trip and join me on this memorable exploration tailored to suit your wants and needs! Because this is a custom tour, prices will vary according to duration and preferences.

Is it your first time backcountry skiing? Are you tempted to try but want to get the feel of it first? Then why not take an Intro to Backcountry Skiing to learn the ropes and see what it’s like? Once you get the hang of it you will surely want to come back for more!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info


You will need to bring some or all of the following:

• Backpack with the capacity to hold gear for day trips (should have straps to carry skis or a board) • Shovel • Probe (1 probe per 2 people is required) • Transceiver • Wicking (capilene or polypropilene ) long underwear tops and bottoms- • Fleece vest- • Expedition weight top or fleece shirt- Jacket (with a hood if you have one) • Down coat (good for lunch breaks and emergencies)- • Waterproof/breathable ski pants • Head band or ball cap for touring • Warm hat that covers your ears • Ski Gloves- • Fleece windstopper gloves for touring • Water bottle or hydration system that will not freeze • Snack and/or lunch • Goggles • Sunglasses • Lipbalm and sunscreen • Ski poles if you are skiing • Helmet if you wear one • Touring equipment: alpine touring boots/bindings/skis/skins, telemark gear/skins, or if you snowboard - split board/skins, or snowshoes** **Consult with your guide to refine your equipment selection. Too much gear makes for a heavy load. Not enough may limit where you can go.

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 this trip

Steve Ross


February, 2023

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

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

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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.

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!

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!


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