The BackCountry is an independent ski, bike, and mountain shop located in Truckee and in Squaw Valley. Whether you’re off-road cycling, rock climbing, backpacking, paddling, hiking, trail running, or just plain kicking around the Sierra, we’ve got you covered with all of the equipment you need.
Truckee River Raft Co. is the original Tahoe Rafting company. Our raft excursions consist of a leisurely, self-guided, five-mile float down the Truckee River. You’ll cruise through mellow and serene areas with picturesque mountain views and lively little rapids, punctuated here and there with perfect swimming holes and picnic spots.
Enjoy all the perks of ski and snowboard rentals without the hassles of a conventional shop with Ski Butlers! Ski Butlers ski and snowboard delivery activity offers quality product rental with the added convenience of delivery/pick up right at your location and full support while you ski. You and your family can be outfited and ready to hit the peaks in no time at all. No lines, no hassles just convenience with Ski Butlers award-winning ski and snowboard rentals!
The BackCountry is an independent ski, bike, and mountain shop located in Truckee and in Squaw Valley. Whether you’re skiing or snowboarding the Sierra backcountry, snowshoeing, or just plain kicking around the Sierra, we’ve got you covered with all of the equipment you need.
Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? Try the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park! We offer a one of a kind, all-inclusive winter recreation facility. Nowhere else in North Tahoe/Truckee can you cross country ski, sled, snowshoe, dine and ice skate all in one location.
Voted North America’s best ski resort in 2016 and host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Squaw Valley legacy has maintained a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak. Its spirit of outdoor adventure is reflected by the views of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters, and its inspiration is carved into the slopes of the Sierra mountains. Once you reach your destination at High Camp, located at 8,200′, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy a variety of activities.
1. Does ‘per unit’ mean everyone in our unit gets to go for free?
Guests receive one complimentary admission per service, per unit. You can go free every day but only one guest per day. Additional guests pay full price.
2. Does ‘per paid night’ mean that since we are here 5 nights we can use 5 free passes on the same day?
Admissions are noncumulative. Unused admissions expire daily. You can go free every day but cannot use them all on one day.
3. I checked in two days ago. Can I use those free passes today?
Admissions are nontransferable. Unused admissions expire daily. You receive one each day but they expire at the end of each day.
4. We have multiple families. Can I add names to the Xplorie Card?
Yes. Xplorie Vacation Specialists can issue Xplorie Cards, by email, with additional names. Guests may request by clicking “Book Activity” from mobile platform. Offers are valid for one free admission per unit, per paid night stay, not per card.
5. Why do you have to have a credit card if it’s supposed to be free?
The credit card is only required to hold the reservation. The only way it would be subject to charge is if you are a no-show or fail to cancel a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
6. The card says Jones on it, but my last name is Miller. Can I use it?
Up to two (2) last names may be allowed on the card.
7. My son wants to redeem the free admission, but he’s only 16 years old. Can he use the activity program?
Unfortunately, due to liability reasons, you must be 18 years or older to use the activity program.
8. If I make a reservation directly with an attraction (activity provider), can you convert it to a complimentary admission later?
In order to receive your complimentary passes, all reservations must be made through Xplorie.
9. I don’t want the free passes. What is my price without them?
The passes are included as a thank you for staying with us just like some accommodations provide gym access or breakfast.
10. When I text in my keyword it replies that the keyword is invalid?
Sometimes phones will auto correct when texting. Please double check the keyword’s spelling prior to selecting send.
11. Can I share the link I receive or have multiple people in my party text in?
Yes! The Mobile Platform’s purpose is to provide guests with information on the great offers provided, however free passes are one per unit, per paid night stay.