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Stories: Avalanche Education

Mountain adventures create the best stories, and we want to share some of ours with you. Dive into Alpenglow Stories to stay up to date on expeditions in the field, read blogs, and get tips and tricks from guides.

A skier practicing a beacon locating drill during avalanche rescue training with Alpenglow Expeditions.

Experts stress importance of preparation in case of an avalanche

“Avalanches are a reality, so carrying avalanche safety equipment and educating yourself on how to use that equipment is a really good idea,” said Talbott.
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An Alpenglow Expeditions ski guide leads a group of intro to backcountry skiers in the Tahoe backcountry on snow with a mountain in the background, and a partly cloudy sky.

5 Things You Can Expect From Your First Avalanche Course

“the [avalanche] course lived up to my expectations, not only teaching me the nitty gritty of how and what to look for to stay safe, but showing me a very different perspective on avalanche safety than I’d had before.
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Avalanche gear practice including a beacon, probe, and shovel in Palisades Tahoe.

Mastering Avalanche Rescue: Why Practice Makes Perfect

Perhaps you’ve taken an AIARE 1 Avalanche Safety course or maybe you’ve had the opportunity to take an AIARE Avalanche Rescue course (an entire 8 hour course dedicated to efficient avalanche rescue) where you’ve learned rescue skills and put them into action.
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aiare course in lake tahoe taught by professional mountain guides

What’s The Difference Between AIARE 1 & AIARE 2?

In this blog post, we will explore the distinctions between AIARE 1 and AIARE 2 courses, shedding light on the increasing complexity and expertise required as one progresses through the levels.
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Hybrid AIARE 1 in North Lake Tahoe

Unraveling the Complexity of Tahoe’s Snowpack: A Closer Look at the Avalanche Forecast

Snowpack observations and avalanche forecast in Lake Tahoe from a mountain guide’s perspective.
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private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

What You Need To Start Backcountry Skiing or Splitboarding

A Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Touring in Lake Tahoe with professional mountain guides.
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