Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week 2021

Day 4 – Motors in the Backcountry

Today is all about motorized use! Our friends at Lake Tahoe Snowmobilers share tips and advice on how to safety access and experience the backcountry on a snowmobile.

See all the content for motorized user below.

Lake Tahoe Snowmobilers Backcountry Safety Video

Live Events

We have a full schedule of live events this week. View the schedule and register here.

Don’t miss the Lake Tahoe Snowmobilers Meetup and Beacon Park on Saturday!

Hosted by: Lake Tahoe Snowmobilers
Location:Incline Lake Road OSV Parking, Mount Rose Hwy, Reno, NV 89511, United States (conditions dependent, check the LTS Facebook event for updates)
Date: Saturday Dec 17
Time: 9am

Description: Come meetup with other snowmobilers and take advantage of the LTS Beacon Park!

Waivers: You can print and complete in advance and bring them or email to [email protected] or there will be paper copies available to complete on site.


Helmets and Clothing for Snowmobiling

Talking with Olympic snowboarding champion Tori (Koski) Billings from TOBE about why DOT approved snowmobiling helmets and high-quality 45k clothing are important for backcountry safety.

Helmet Lights

Short clip on why helmet lights are essential for backcountry riders

Maintenance for Safety

Talking with Missing Digit Motors about what maintenance is needed for your snowmobile before each ride to help make sure you safely return home.

Motorized Daily Flow

Sierra Avalanche Center shares risk management strategies when entering the backcountry on a snowmobile.

Win a Free Spot in an AAIRE Course!

Alpenglow Expeditions and Golden State Guiding have generously donated free spots to their AIARE courses to help our community access this critical safety education.


How to enter:

Visit the @alpenglowexpeditions and @goldenstateguiding Instagram pages to learn how you can enter to win.

Learn more and see their full course offerings:

Partners and Resources 

 The Tahoe Backcountry Alliance is the voice for the human-powered winter backcountry community in the Lake Tahoe area, advocating for and informing our community about critical issues affecting winter backcountry recreation in and around Tahoe.


Alpenglow Expeditions is the only guide service in Tahoe accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association. Join our professional mountain guides for an inspiring adventure in the Tahoe backcountry, whether it be our industry-leading AIARE 1 courses with both traditional and hybrid options, or a day of powder skiing bliss in the Palisades Backcountry. Give our team a call to discover your options – we’re open 7 days a week in the Village at Palisades Tahoe.

877-873-5376 | AlpenglowExpeditions.com


Founded by IFMGA/American Mountain Guide Zeb Blais, Blackbird Mountain Guides offers a full range of mountain adventures and skills courses to up your game in the backcountry.   From AIARE avalanche education and heli-accessed BC lodge ski touring to rock and alpine climbing across the globe, their AIARE and AMGA trained guides can make your mountain dreams a reality. Set up a trip or book a course with them today!


Golden State Guiding is a full service Guide Service in California offering privately guided backcountry splitboarding and skiing programs, AIARE Avalanche Courses, and rock, ice, and alpine climbing programs. GSG is also a 1% for the Planet member and our main beneficiaries are the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, Protect Our Winters, Yosemite Conservancy and Friends of Joshua Tree.


The Lake Tahoe Snowmobilers is a 501(c)3 run by a group of volunteers committed to winter avalanche safety education and practice, promoting positive backcountry experiences and snowmobile for all backcountry users, and advocating for motorized backcountry experiences and access for all, regardless of health-status, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, or culture. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions or find us at LakeTahoeSnowmobilers.com or

@laketahoesnowmobilers on Facebook and Instagram.

Visit Truckee-Tahoe (VTT) is the 501c6 Destination Marketing & Management Organization (DMMO) for Truckee, California. VTT promotes, protects and enhances Truckee as an authentic mountain town. Sustainable Truckee is a Visit Truckee-Tahoe initiative that promotes stewardship programs and services. Sustainable Truckee programs for winter 2021-22 include Truckee Trail Host Ambassadors, Winter Recreation & Safety Trailhead Signage, Winter Recreation & Safety Map, and Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert. Learn more at www.visittruckeetahoe.com.