Squaw Valley l Alpine Meadows Begins Lift-Accessed Guided Backcountry Tours

Robin Azer |

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has partnered with Alpenglow Expeditions to launch lift-accessed, guided, backcountry tours. Available for the 2016-2017 season, skiers and riders can gain access to the terrain immediately surrounding the resort. Alpenglow petitioned the United States Forest Service (USFS) for permission to  access and provide tours on the USFS lands. This new partnership between Squaw and Alpenglow includes a $2500 donation to the Sierra Avalanche Center in support of avalanche safety and education in the greater Lake Tahoe area.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Alpenglow Expeditions to offer backcountry enthusiasts a new experience at the resort. The professional guides at Alpenglow Expeditions are intimately familiar with the backcountry ski terrain in Lake Tahoe and we are tremendously excited to provide access to some of the best lift accessed backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the Western United States.”

Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Small groups will be guided by Alpenglow in two separate regions outside the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows boundaries. Alpine Meadows backcountry tours are in the area known as “Munchkins” located in the north east of Scott Peak. While the Squaw Valley expeditions will take place in the backcountry region known as Tram Ridge, located to the north of Broken Arrow.

Squaw backcountry access: Munchkins Alpine backcountry access: Broken Arrow
Squaw Valley: Tours in Broken Arrow area
Alpine Meadows: Tours in  Munchkins area

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow Backcountry Tours:

Cost: $695 per person for the day

Available: December 16, 2016 – April 16, 2016

Skill Level: Intermediate/ Advanced

Ski and ride outside the ski area boundaries of Lake Tahoe’s premier resort with Alpenglow’s certified guides. Riding the lifts means less time hiking and more time skiing and riding this incredible backcountry terrain.

Alpenglow Expeditions

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9 thoughts on “Squaw Valley l Alpine Meadows Begins Lift-Accessed Guided Backcountry Tours

  1. Perhaps, someday, just maybe, KSL will do something for the skiing community that we actually like instead of doing everything they can to piss us off. Just maybe? KSL, Andy, please?

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