Alpenglow offers a diverse amount of terrain available to snowshoers. Each location offers its own unique terrain with beautiful views.
Snowshoe Tour Locations:
Olympic Valley – Alpenglow tours in Olympic Valley normally head into Shirley Canyon. This beautiful canyon forms the head of Olympic Valley and the views it provides are stunning. With a rushing creek and beautiful waterfalls, Shirley Canyon is an incredible snowshoe hike not to be missed.
Truckee – Many options exist in Truckee, including tours of beautiful Donner Lake, as well as Donner Summit and Castle Peak areas. The peaks surrounding Truckee offer various snowshoe hikes of varying lengths and difficulty.
Meet Your Guide and Hit the Trail
Private Snowshoe Tours are flexible! We can start as early as 8am and as late as 1pm, depending on the time of year and when the sun goes down. Snowshoe tours typically last around 4 hours, but can be shortened to accommodate your group as needed. This is one of our most laidback adventures, perfect for families, groups, or anyone who wants to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Shirley Canyon or Donner Lake areas.
These gloves keep the inside of your mitts or other gloves from accumulating sweat on the inside and turning inside out when you take them off, as well as provide additional insulation.
Recommended: Black Diamond Lightweight Wooltech Gloves
A simple, lightweight synthetic jacket. This item is good for layering systems to stay warm in cold, wet conditions.
Recommended: Black Diamond First Light Stretch Hoodie
Light to mid- weight boots for everyday use. The ideal boot is comfortable enough to wear for days and scrambles decently on rock. A Gore-tex lined boot often stays drier when hiking in rain or snow.
Recommended: La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX
A wool synthetic blend. Pure rag wool socks are not nearly as effective in wicking moisture or retaining their shape and reducing blisters. Bring a few pairs of these socks. NO COTTON.
Recommended: Darn Tough Mountaineering Sock
A comfortable, warm well-fitting hat that covers your ears. Make sure that one of your hats fits under a helmet.
Recommended: Black Diamond Levels Beanie
Must have dark lenses. Minimal light should come in below, above, or around the sides of the lenses.“Wrap” style is best. Ventilation is important and a retainer strap is very useful (Chums or Croakies).
Recommended: Vaurnet Ice Rounds
I have taken several courses from Alpenglow over the years, and I have always had a great experience.
I rarely ever write reviews of anything. I have taken several courses from Alpenglow over the years, and I have always had a great experience. Tim Mincey has ended up being my instructor on many of these courses. I can’t say enough good things about Tim. He knows how to get the info across in a very concise manner that is easily understood