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How Our Guides Take Advantage Of The Underwhelming Snowpack

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
Man learning to ice climbing in the Lake Tahoe area with Alpenglow Expeditions professional mountain guides.
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No Snow = Time For Technical Skills

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!

As mountain professionals, we think it is a valuable skill to be flexible and pivot your objectives given the conditions, which is why we recommend learning these technical skills until the snow flies!

ICE CLIMBING
Our Private Ice Climbing is the perfect 2:1 client-to-guide ratio for learning or advancing your multi-pitch ice climbing skill set. Call the office at (877)873-5376 or email us at info@alpenglowexpeditions.com to reserve your Private Ice Climbing course.

INTRO TO MOUNTAINEERING
Our Intro to Mountaineering course will teach you basic mountaineering skills in just one day! This beginner mountaineering course can be combined with Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue to be a complete two-day course.

GLACIER TRAVEL & CREVASSE RESCUE
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue includes practice roped travel, self-rescue, partner rescue, equipment choices, use, and inspection. It is a great course to take before tackling any glaciated summit.

BACKCOUNTRY 3.0: INTRO TO SKI MOUNTAINEERING
Lastly, Backcountry 3.0 is our Intro to Ski Mountaineering course. In this course, you’ll learn advanced backcountry skills on how to safely approach steep lines while adding non-standard tools like ice axe, crampons and harnesses to your touring tool kit. Both skiers and splitboarders are welcome in this course. We offer this course in both North and South Lake Tahoe.

Technical Skills Courses in Tahoe

Guide shows rope skills during an Intro to Mountaineering course near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains with Alpenglow Expeditions' Tahoe mountain guides.

Intro to Mountaineering Course

Introductory Next Available
Running privately while conditions allow, open enrollment will resume in Spring 2025
1 full day (8 hours) North Lake Tahoe, CA

Backcountry 3.0: Intro To Ski Mountaineering

Advanced Next Available
May 11, 2024
8 hours / Full Day Lake Tahoe, CA

Backcountry 3.0 In South Lake Tahoe

Advanced Next Available
Check back in late Summer 2024 for winter 2024/25 dates!
Full Day / 8 Hours South Lake Tahoe, CA
Guide teaches a group of students Mountaineering skills, like glacier travel and crevasse rescue, near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains with Alpenglow Expeditions' Tahoe mountain guides.

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

Introductory Next Available
Running privately while conditions still allow, open enrollment will resume in Spring 2025!
1 full day (8 hours) North Lake Tahoe, California