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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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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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Backcountry Education: What’s the next step?

  Whether it’s your first year in the skin track or your fifth, now is the time to plan to get backcountry educated! We get a lot of questions from…
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Alpenglow Backcountry Gear Guide

  Backcountry skiing and riding may be all about going light, but that doesn’t mean it’s “gear-lite.” You’ll need a lot of specialized equipment to have a safe and successful…
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What’s New at Alpenglow Expeditions

Squaw Valley Ski Resort (our home ski resort) reported 13 inches of new snow on the upper mountain after the last round of storms. We’re gonna go ahead and call that a…
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Why take an Intro to Backcountry Skiing course?

Text: Ben Weaver | Photos: Logan Talbott Why take an Intro to Backcountry Skiing course with Alpenglow Expeditions? The bottom line, to enter in to the backcountry as a traveler is…
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Lake Tahoe Guided Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Education

When Adrian Ballinger moved the headquarters of Alpenglow Expeditions to North Lake Tahoe in California, it was because he believed that the area’s rugged mountains, expansive beauty and community full…
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