Snowshoe Tours

4 Hours in Lake Tahoe / (Skill level: Introductory)

Price per person

$250 Group of 4 or less

About this trip

Snowshoe in beautiful Lake Tahoe with Alpenglow! Our snowshoe tours are led by qualified guides who are able to show you some of the more beautiful parts of North Lake Tahoe. Tours are suitable for all ages and abilities.   Alpenglow Expeditions operates under a special use permit from the Tahoe, Inyo and Eldorado National Forests. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


  • skill level


  • Duration

    4 Hours

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.


  • Fitness and Technical Ability

    There are no requisites to join one of our snowshoe tours.

    • Morning — Meet & Greet - Rent Gear

      In the morning you'll meet your guide at the Alpenglow Expeditions offices. Here you'll go over the plan for the tour and receive your rental gear.

    • Snowshoe Tour — Have Fun

      Once in the field, you'll be treated with phenomenal views and the serene beauty of snow covered trails.

      • Head

      • Eddie Bauer Telemetry First Ascent Beanie

        A comfortable, warm well-fitting hat that covers your ears. Make that one of your hats fits under a helmet. We also recommend the Patagonia Lined Beanie.

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      • Kaenon Klay sunglasses

        Must have dark lenses. Minimal light should come in below, above, or around the sides of the lenses.“Wrap” style is best. Ventilation is important and a retainer strap recommended (Chums or Croakies).

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      • Upper Body

      • Eddie Bauer Sandstone Soft Shell Jacket

        While this item isn’t required, we know that those who don’t have one wish they did! More breathable than Gore-tex, these jackets block wind and light precipitation. A windshirt is an option for this layer. Patagonia Guide Jacket and Black Diamond Induction Shell are also options.

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      • Eddie Bauer Microtherm Stormdown Jacket

        A thin and compact insulating layer. Warmer than your expedition weight top, but not as extreme as your big puffy jacket. Full zip is recommended. Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket also recommended.

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Nolan Van Herk

Nolan embodies the spirit, history, and progression of climbing, crimping and jamming his way through over a decade of experience on the rocks. Whether he’s scaling Sierra spires, wiggling up walls or cramming his crack-addicted (and never taped) hands into Tahoe splitters, Nolan’s enthusiasm and knowledge is contagious. Cutting his teeth on the rough granite monzonite of Joshua Tree and the polished proving grounds of Tahquitz, Nolan’s climbing developed amidst the proud ethics and traditions established by the Stonemasters. Ascents of the Rainbow Wall in Red Rock, Sierra gems such as Bastille Buttress, the Incredible Hulk, and Mt. Whitney as well as numerous Needles classics solidify Nolan’s traditional climbing resume and hint at his passion for big adventure. Nolan’s love for the mountains and appreciation for wild places cannot be contained solely by climbing; his backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering resume includes a descent from the third highest mountain in North America, Mexico’s Pico de Orizaba, as well as numerous corn-cruising missions on Mt. Shasta. Nolan is no stranger to those huge, soul-feeding days in the alpine and enjoys sharing outdoor experiences large and small with those around him. Nolan currently holds the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder certification.

Guide Certifications
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Logan Talbott

director of operations / chief guide

Logan has been guiding professionally for over a decade in the disciplines of Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering. When not out guiding, Logan keeps things running smoothly as the director of operations at Alpenglow Expeditions. From one day ascents of El Capitan to big Alpine climbs in the Himalaya, from ski descents on Denali to backyard ski tours in Lake Tahoe, he can’t help but smile when out running around the hills. Logan is a fully certified AMGA/IFMGA mountain guide, an Avalanche course leader with AIARE, as well as a wilderness EMT. In addition to guiding, Logan has extensive experience in mountain rescue, having worked for rescue teams in both Yosemite and Denali National Parks, and volunteering locally for Tahoe Nordic SAR. When not out in the hills, he lives in Truckee, CA with his lovely wife Lynette and daughter Maggie.

Guide Certifications
  • AMGA - American Mountain Guide
  • IVBV IFMGA UIAGM - Mountain Guide

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