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Stories: Intro to Backcountry

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 mountaineers on the summit of a volcano in Ecuador with Alpenglow Expeditions' professionally guided ski mountaineering trip to Ecuador's Ring Of Fire.

Courses & Trips To Learn Ski Mountaineering

So you’re looking to go from backcountry skier or splitboarder to stepping into bigger, steeper terrain? Here are the courses and trips that we offer that will help you do just that
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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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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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Ski, Ride, and Get Educated with Alpenglow Expeditions

Alpenglow Expeditions strives to facilitate unique, exhilarating, educational, and responsible ski experiences for locals and visitors alike in the Lake Tahoe area. As such, we offer a diverse variety of…
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Glen Poulsen’s Tips and Tricks for Spring Touring

As we transition into the spring skiing month’s here in Tahoe (with a few intermittent powder dumps, we hope!),  a few words of wisdom from a local legend and one…
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Before and After the AIARE 1: The Backcountry Series

Written by Isaac Laredo Friends don’t let friends teach each other how to backcountry ski because it’s an environment that can be unforgiving to the school of Knox style. We…
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