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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!

Sierra Nevada (California)

+1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




Enjoy a day planned just for you, skiing the Tahoe backcountry. We will take advantage of our knowledge of where to find the best snow conditions and tailor a day to your ability, experience, and fitness level.

Got something in mind already? We’ll help you reach your desired peak or slope and make the most of your day.

We will meet at the trailhead and after a safety and equipment check, we will skin up the mountain at your pace. Once we finish our climb, we will go into ski mode and enjoy the turns we just earned. We’ll choose from a single peak destination or ski multiple laps on a favorite slope or area, where the only tracks we see will be the ones we leave behind.

Choices include the Bronco Chutes, Alpine to Homewood traverse, the Emerald Chute, or Carson Pass. The price is $495 for 1-4 people, with travel costs added for trips more than 100 miles from the Tahoe basin. See our Backcountry Equipment list for what to bring.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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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.

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About the guide

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Ski 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.



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What people are saying about this trip



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



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.



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.



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.



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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