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Truckee Skyline Traverse Ski Tour

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Truckee Skyline Traverse Ski Tour

$599 Midweek
+$100 per additional person
+$100 per additional person
Advanced Full Day / 8 Hours Sierra Crest, CA
A must-do backcountry ski tour for any California backcountry skier, this guided backcountry ski day follows the legendary and beautiful sierra crest from Sugar Bowl Ski Resort to Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort. The Truckee Skyline Traverse Ski Tour requires excellent physical fitness and proficient backcountry touring skills and experience. Please call the office to make a reservation (877-873-5376).
Winter ’23 – ’24Announced in July

This Lake Tahoe ski traverse will take you along the iconic sierra crest from Donner Summit to Olympic Valley, passing through some of the best backcountry ski terrain that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

At times following the ridge top, at times skiing classic descents off either side of the crest, this guided ski tour is not to be missed.


Backcountry 2.0 course PLUS 5-10 days of touring experience, OR 25+ days of touring experience.


You must be an expert level skier/rider that is competent on all black diamond runs in a ski area, on and off-piste, in all conditions.


Excellent physical fitness is required. Participants must be able to hike for many hours at a time while carrying a pack. This is of paramount importance, as it is difficult to abort the tour part way.
Meet & Greet

Meet at Alpenglow office, gear check and introductions. Ride shuttle to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.

Mid-Morning through Afternoon
Ski Tour

Once we arrive at Sugar Bowl we ride the Lincoln chairlift where we access the backcountry. From here we follow the Sierra Crest to Olympic Valley. Alternatively, we can get an earlier start by skinning from Donner Pass well before the Sugar Bowl Lifts open.

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Truckee Skyline Traverse Guided Ski Tour Questions

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