What is the Tahoe Via Ferrata?


The Tahoe Via Ferrata is Alpenglow Expeditions’ newest outdoor adventure. Located on the iconic Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort, the Tahoe Via Ferrata towers above The Village at Squaw Valley.

A Via Ferrata, which means “Iron Road” in Italian, is a protected hiking and climbing experience. Professionally trained mountain guides direct all outings. Clients will be safely attached to the rock throughout the experience using permanent steel anchors and cables. Each participant will have a harness, helmet, and safety lanyard provided by Alpenglow Expeditions.

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!

The Tahoe Via Ferrata will have two distinct routes located on Squaw Valley’s Tram Face. Routes will 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.