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Local’s Day in the Palisades Tahoe Backcountry

At Alpenglow Expeditions, we firmly believe that the continued expansion of the outdoor community will inevitably lead to positive social, economic, and environmental change. In an ongoing effort to contribute to inclusive and accessible backcountry ski opportunities in Lake Tahoe, Alpenglow Expeditions is excited to announce that we will be hosting a heavily discounted Locals’ Days in the Palisades Tahoe backcountry on March 8th, 2023. This is a chance for Lake Tahoe locals to ski and ride with professional Alpenglow Expeditions backcountry ski guides in some of the area’s most coveted terrain: Tram Ridge, Munchkins, and the famed Nat Geo Bowl. The cost is a simple $50 donation to the Sierra Avalanche Center, which will receive 100% of all proceeds.

All terrain is lift-accessible on the first run, meaning you can forget about the long uphill journeys normally associated with backcountry skiing. Thanks to a great partnership with Palisades Tahoe Resort, Alpenglow is able to utilize an extensive lift system to access virtually-untouched backcountry terrain exclusive to our operations. 

These zones are known for their beauty and remote feeling, despite being just outside the boundaries of Palisades Tahoe. While the idea of skiing these zones without significant uphill effort was once little more than a what-if, the glades, gullies, and bowls of the resort’s nearby backcountry are now accessible exclusively through Alpenglow Expeditions. Learn more about this program here.



Participant requirements are as follows: 

  1. You must have prior backcountry experience (10 or more days of touring)
  2. You must have all your own gear including backcountry skis/splitboard, boots, skins, and an avalanche safety kit
  3. You must be an advanced level skier
  4. You must be 18+
  5. You must have a resort ticket *contact us if you don’t*


As the only AMGA-accredited guide service in Northern California, we are proud to offer epic adventures and experiential learning opportunities under the supervision of guides trained to the utmost degree of professionalism and risk mitigation. We are incredibly lucky to make our home here in the historic Olympic Valley, and are thrilled at the opportunity to give back to the local community who continually welcome and support us. Click here to learn more about what it means to be AMGA-accredited. 

Sound like an unforgettable opportunity? We sure think so. Click here to apply for a discounted day with our guides in the Palisades Tahoe backcountry. Spots are first-come, first-served. Pending qualifications, participants will be notified via email on February 25th, 2023. More information on the Locals’ Day in the Palisades Tahoe Backcountry can be found here.

Have questions about Locals’ Day or any of our other programs? Give our office a call at 877 873 5376 or email us at to speak with our staff.