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Winter Local’s Day

Skier wearing orange skis through the powder in the Palisades Tahoe backcountry.
private backcountry ski guiding in lake tahoe with professional mountain guides

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 backcountry Local’s Day.

Our tour will take place in the Palisades Tahoe backcountry on Wednesday March 6, 2024. 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. 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. Uphill touring gear (including skins) are still required to exit the zone, please plan accordingly and arrive fully kitted for a traditional backcountry tour.

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.

To participate in this program, we ask that each person make a $50 donation to the Sierra Avalanche Center, which will receive 100% of all proceeds.

Application Period: January 17th – February 14th

Winners announced: February 16th

Number of Winners: 36

Local Zip Codes: Within 35 miles of Olympic Valley

* In case the Palisades lifts aren’t running for any reason, this will be a traditional backcountry tour to reach the terrain.

Fill out this form by February 14th to be considered for this opportunity! Potential participants will be vetted for required experience and then chosen based on their answer to why the Sierra Avalanche Center is important to them.