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Lake Tahoe Guided Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Education

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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 of world-class athletes offered the motivation and terrain needed for training and prepping for big mountain climbing and skiing expeditions.

Why not work where you train, and vice versa?

True to Adrian’s personal vision we are now able to extend to you the same training options in the mesmerizing terrain of Tahoe and Truckee. With copious amounts of Sierra snow already falling we’re now able to provide excellent guided options in the United States.

For the 2015/16 season we’re offering single day Intro to Backcountry Skiing & Riding courses that will get you out from the crowded resort and moving into the tranquil backcountry with ease. From planning your next powder excursion to managing group dynamics, you’re bound to come out feeling more confident and knowledgeable.

In addition to our introductory backcountry courses we also offer a 3-day AIARE 1 Avalanche courses. These courses are for the backcountry enthusiast who wants develop a good foundation on how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn avalanche rescue techniques.

Here’s to a great climbing, skiing and knowledgable season! Come on out and enjoy what Lake Tahoe has to offer.