The Alpenglow Expeditions’ Tahoe Via Ferrata opens for its first full summer of operations this Saturday 15th June. Located on the iconic Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort, CA the Tahoe Via Ferrata towers above The Village at Squaw Valley, and first opened on 1st October 2018.
The Tahoe Via Ferrata has two distinct routes that ascend Squaw 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 group or private tours, lasting 2.5 hrs, 4hrs, and 7 hrs.
Alpenglow Expeditions will be celebrating the start of the summer with a ‘Grand Opening Party‘ on July 3rd during Squaw Valley’s Freedom Fest. Take advantage of the iconic Tahoe dual sport day with skiing and climbing, and celebrate summer with live music and Sufferfest beer! On that day they are offering a half-day climb on the Tahoe Via Ferrata for just $99.
A Via Ferrata, which means “Iron Road” in Italian, is a protected hiking and climbing experience. All clients are guided by professionally trained mountain guides and remain safely attached to the rock throughout the experience using permanent steel anchors and cables.
First built over 100 years ago to facilitate foot travel through exposed mountainous terrain across the Alps in Europe, these adventure attractions are now popping up across the world. Fun for everyone ages 10 and up, this is a perfect adventure for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurous people alike. Experiencing a Via Ferrata is a perfect introduction to rock climbing without the pure vertical nature, technical skill and movement techniques required in traditional rock climbing. Via Ferrata brings hikers to exciting new places!