Lake Tahoe Backcountry
Headed on a Tahoe backcountry skiing mission? You've come to the right place. Our short guide here clues you in on some local favorite spots to skin up and ski down, while our full selection of backcountry skiing gear can fully set you up for the trip. Backcountry skiing Tahoe is like no other place thanks to that famous, massive alpine lake that you can catch unbelivable glimpses of from the top of virtually every snow-capped peak here. Check out this video, shot on 12/15/09 at Jake's Peak near Emerald Bay, to see the view and then our turns through perfectly spaced trees.
Note that this information is provided for for free and is not guaranteed to be accurate or reliable, nor is it tailored to your skill level. See our Disclaimer for details. If you choose to enter any backcountry areas described on this site, you assume full responsibility and do so at your own risk. Among other considerations, thorough knowledge of terrain, snow and weather conditions, equipment, and your abilities are a must before entering un-patrolled areas.
That said, here are some of our favorite Tahoe Backcountry spots to ski and splitboard in winter.