Investigate the links on this page to make sure your North Lake Tahoe backcountry trip is a success.
GEAR: Specialized gear is a must for backcountry skiing along with safety information and solid directions on where to go. Backcountry Rental Shops are located all throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
Interested in cross country skiing? XC Rental shops
PLACES TO GO: If you’re looking for the steepest and deepest stashes in the area, we suggest making friends at one of the shops where the staff are highly experienced and live, eat and breath backcountry skiing. Click here for an online detailed backcountry guidebook and maps.
GUIDES: There are a lot of people in Tahoe who would call themselves “guides,” but if you are looking for a certified, knowledgeable leader to take you into North Lake Tahoe’s backcountry, contact Alpine Skills International at (530) 582-9170 or go visit them at their Truckee location within The Back Country store. Your guide will decide on the best route for the current conditions and your skill levels,
Check out the Lake Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Challenge, a community-wide fundraiser for the Sierra Avalanche Center.
Get back to the basics! Test your knowledge with these short safety quizzes.
Want to know how your favorite bindings work? Dynafit binding review.
Splitboarding has become a booming segment of backcountry travel.