About Alpenglow Expeditions

Alpenglow Expeditions was founded in 2004 by IFMGA certified guide Adrian Ballinger. From the Himalaya to Lake Tahoe, Alpenglow leads expeditions across the mountain ranges of the globe in all disciplines including mountaineering, skiing, ski mountaineering, and rock climbing. With over 30 international expeditions per year and a full menu of ski and rock climbing courses in Lake Tahoe, Alpenglow Expedition’s core values are founded on providing a unique experience for each client who desires to explore mountains across the world. Olympic Valley is the lucky home of the California flagship store, Alpenglow Expeditions.

Hours8am-6pm Daily
LocationPalisades Tahoe | Tahoe Area
Address1995 Olympic Valley Rd Suite #23 Olympic Valley, CA 96146

    • Winter Offerings

      Alpenglow Expedition Backcountry Tours at Palisades Tahoe
      Ski and ride outside the ski area boundaries of Lake Tahoe’s premier resort with Alpenglow’s AMGA certified guides. Riding the lifts means less time hiking and more time skiing and riding this incredible backcountry terrain. Now includes the coveted terrain of National Geographic bowl outside of Granite Chief.

      Ikon Pass Holders Save 10% On All Backcountry Tours

      Alpenglow Expeditions is now offering 10% off backcountry ski and splitboard tours to Ikon Pass holders! Access the untouched backcountry terrain of the Palisades Tahoe backcountry, or reserve your own custom day to explore any one of the backcountry zones in Lake Tahoe. Use the code "IKON" at checkout to save 10% on all winter programs.

      Intro to Backcountry, AIARE 1, & AIARE 2 Avalanche Courses

      AIARE 1 is a comprehensive, entry-level avalanche course designed for those with basic ski/snowboard touring experience. The only prerequisite for this course is either a Backcountry 1.0 course or 5 days of backcountry skiing. This is a great course to take before heading out into the backcountry. Upon completion of an AIARE 1, you can take an AIARE Rescue course and AIARE 2 course to advance decision making skills in more complex terrain and situations.
    • Summer Offerings

      The Via Ferrata
      The Tahoe Via Ferrata is Alpenglow Expeditions’ newest outdoor adventure. Located on the iconic Tram Face at Palisades Tahoe, the Tahoe Via Ferrata towers above The Village at Palisades Tahoe. The Tahoe Via Ferrata has two distinct routes located on Olympic Valley’s Tram Face. Routes include features such as cable bridges, metal rungs to aid in climbing, and more traditional rock scrambling sections. Participants can choose between half-day and full-day adventures in a group or private setting.

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