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Stories: Ski

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.

Ski guide Isaac Laredo stands in front of a tent on Mount Shasta

The Shasta Effect with Isaac Laredo

This week I connected with Alpenglow guide Isaac Laredo to talk about Mt. Shasta. With experience guiding in Northern California, the Eastern Sierra, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Japan, Mt. Shasta represents the place where his guiding career began in earnest.
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Skier wearing orange skis through the powder in the Palisades Tahoe backcountry.

Winter Local’s Day

In an ongoing effort to contribute to inclusive and accessible backcountry ski opportunities in Lake Tahoe, Alpenglow Expeditions is excited to announce that we will be hosting a heavily discounted backcountry Local’s Day on March 6th. Apply now!
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aiare course in lake tahoe taught by professional mountain guides

How To Start Backcountry Touring In Lake Tahoe

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A closeup of a climbing guide from Alpenglow Expeditions holding an orange colored rope in their hands as they explain glacier travel to a nearby student in Lake Tahoe

How Our Guides Take Advantage Of The Underwhelming Snowpack

While Tahoe’s snowpack may be underwhelming, these are the perfect conditions for technical skills courses like Ice Climbing, Intro to Mountaineering, Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue, and Backcountry 3.0: Intro to Ski Mountaineering!
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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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Labor Day Winter Sale

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Local’s Day in the Palisades Tahoe Backcountry

At Alpenglow Expeditions, we firmly believe that the continued expansion of the outdoor community will inevitably lead to positive social, economic, and environmental change. In an ongoing effort to contribute…
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State of the Snowpack – 01/25/2023

After heavy snows followed by scouring East winds, check out our state of the snowpack from Alpenglow Ski Guide Peter Terwilliger. Right now, the snowpack is ranging from 1 to…
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What Does A Pro Guide Carry Into the Backcountry?

Alpenglow Expeditions Ski Guide Peter Terwilliger answer the question: What’s In My Ski Pack? With so much outdoor gear on the scene, it can be hard to know what you need…
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What to Carry in Your Ski Repair Kit

Alpenglow Expeditions Ski Guide Peter Terwilliger shares what he carries in his backcountry repair kit.  A repair kit is an often overlooked piece of equipment that we should always carry…
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