Adventure surrounds us here in Lake Tahoe, and snowshoeing is a fantastic option for those looking for a fun day in the snow. Alpenglow guides will safely lead you into quiet and serene locations that are difficult to access without the appropriate gear. These locations are uncrowded and undeniably beautiful.
Alpenglow offers a diverse amount of terrain available to snowshoers. Each location offers its own unique terrain with beautiful views.
Snowshoe Tour Locations:
- Squaw Valley – Alpenglow tours in Squaw normally head into Shirley Canyon. This beautiful canyon forms the head of Squaw Valley and the views it provides are stunning. With a rushing creek and beautiful waterfalls, Shirley Canyon is an incredible snowshoe hike not to be missed.
- Truckee – Many options exist in Truckee, including tours of beautiful Donner Lake, as well as Donner Summit and Castle Peak areas. The peaks surrounding Truckee offer various snowshoe hikes of varying lengths and difficulty.
Snowshoe tours with Alpenglow are typically a couple hours long and cover a few miles, allowing your group to get the most out of their adventure. We travel in un-groomed terrain, and normally cover a handful of miles of snowshoeing before heading in for the day. Full day options are available and can be customized to go as long or as short as needed.
What to wear:
Start with a small backpack so you can carry all the necessities plus extra layers. Sunscreen, lip balm, snacks and a 1-Liter water bottle.
We recommend wearing layers so you can easily add or subtract clothing to manage your temperature whether you’re hiking uphill or taking a break. We recommend a non-cotton base layer, a breathable insulating mid-layer, and a waterproof shell jacket.
For pants, plan to wear waterproof snow pants and consider adding a non-cotton base layer, depending on the temps.
Wear warm waterproof winter boots; the snowshoes are adjustable and will fit with any standard boot.
Eye protection is a must, but depending on the weather, you can choose to wear sunglasses or goggles. (Sunglasses are better for not fogging, but goggles can be better if it’s snowing)
A good winter hat or ball-cap, and a neck buff complete the look.