Backcountry services to know about

Photo: Matt Bansak


Backcountry Access Zones Map

Click here to access our new Backcountry Access Zones map. TBA is happy to share this map of backcountry locations around the Lake Tahoe region as a starting point when considering touring options. This map is by no means exhaustive and does not take into consideration snow/plowing conditions that can affect parking for respective locations. Trailhead and access zone conditions are fluid and subject to changes due to weather, jurisdiction, and agency enforcement. Please research any location before touring to ensure it’s suited to your group’s abilities and always keep current snowpack/weather conditions in mind.

Weather & Avalanche Forecasts

Sierra Avalanche Center

Check the daily avalanche forecast from the Sierra Avalanche Center before heading out. Every day.

Link: Sierra Avalanche Center

NWS Reno Mountain Weather Forecast

Want to know the details of what’s happening up in the mountains: snow levels, winds, etc.? Check out the Mountain Weather Forecast from the Reno NWS.


MicroTransit Resources

TART Connect

During summer 2021 Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) is serving Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Incline Village with an on-demand, FREE micro transit service from 8am-12am daily. Download the app and start riding! Your ridership and support could help establish and expand this service to a year-round program. 

Link: TART Connect 

Tahoe Sierra Transportation

Help reduce trailhead parking congestion. Call local micro transit options to get a lift to the trailhead.

Phone: 530-550-5300

Link: Tahoe Sierra Transportation


Backcountry Education

Local Backcountry Education Providers

The best way to stay safe in the backcountry is to get trained by certified AIARE instructors. The Sierra Avalanche Center provides a list of local providers.

Sierra Avalanche Center Backcountry Education Providers

Quick video tutorial from the Sierra Avalanche Center highlighting the importance of good systems in the backcountry.

15 min educational avy awareness video from the Utah Avalanche Center.

Uphill Access Information