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 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.