Backcountry Avalanche Forecast
The Sierra Avalanche Center issues a daily avalanche forecast that applies to backcountry areas only in the Northern Sierra Nevada from Ebbett’s Pass on State Highway 4 in Alpine County to Yuba Pass on State Highway 49 in Sierra County. The forecast includes detailed information on avalanche danger, avalanche problems, weather, and field observations.
DAILY AVALANCHE FORECAST
Truckee Guides & Avalanche Education Courses
Want to experience the Truckee-Tahoe backcountry during your visit? Book a guided backcountry ski tour! Truckee's AMGA and IFMGA certified guides are knowledgeable about local terrain and conditions, and will tailor a ski tour to your individual skills and experience. These outdoor guiding companies also offer a variety of avalanche training and courses for all levels. Sign up and get educated!
GUIDES & EDUCATION
Winter Awareness Guide
Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue (TNSAR) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that works closely with local sheriff’s departments and other agencies to conduct emergency search and rescue operations each year to those lost or hurt in the wilderness of the rugged Sierra Nevada range. Their Winter Awareness Guide helps skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, cross country skiers, snomobilers, etc. be prepared for winter conditions and understand the tools needed for winter survival.
WINTER AWARENESS GUIDE
Backcountry Safety Awareness Week December 12-17, 2022
Each December, Truckee and North Lake Tahoe guides, shops, and organizations come together to create free education resources, videos, and events focused around winter backcountry safety and awareness. Catch an event to brush up on backcountry safety and get stoked for a safe and fun winter ahead!
TAHOE BACKCOUNTRY SAFETY