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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.

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How 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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What are Backcountry Ski Touring Bindings?

The time has come. You’re ready to leave the boundaries of the resort and venture out into the world of backcountry ski touring. We couldn’t be more stoked for you!…
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Backcountry Ski Touring Boots vs Downhill Resort Boots

  So you’re wanting to start backcountry skiing? Before you click into your skis and head out, you should go over what equipment you’ll need to make sure you’re properly…
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AIARE Avalanche Courses Go Digital

COVID-19 Brings Changes to AIARE Avalanche Courses We are pleased to announce a new format for teaching AIARE 1 & AIARE 2 avalanche courses effective upcoming 20/21 winter season. While…
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