This ski traverse will take you along the iconic sierra crest from Donner Summit to Olympic Valley, passing through some of the best ski terrain that Lake Tahoe has to offer. At times following the ridge top, at times skiing classic descents off either side of the crest, this tour is not to be missed.
Traditionally skied in two days, we are offering this as an advanced 1 day journey along the crest of the northern Sierra Nevada. With stunning lake views, expansive vistas of remote portions of the Granite Chief wilderness, the Truckee Skyline Traverse is a must do for any California skier. This is a long day, and skiers/riders must be in excellent shape and capable of hiking for many hours at a time. The typical time to complete this traverse ranges from 7-10 hours.
Who Can Participate
Expert level skiers/riders that are competent on all black diamond runs in a ski area, on and off-piste, in all conditions. Skiers/riders must have either our Backcountry 2.0 course plus 5-10 days of touring experience, or 25+ days of touring experience.
Alpenglow Expeditions operates under a special use permit from the Tahoe, Inyo, and Eldorado National Forests. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.