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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.

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.




Mount Tallac Skiing Mount Tallac, 9,375 feet on the southwest shore of Tahoe, is a prized local descent
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Rose Knob Rose Knob is the peak behind Incline Village with a steep, wide open, inviting face that can offer great corn and powder
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Incline to Kings Beach The route along the ridge between Rose Knob (the peak behind Incline) and Mt. Baldy (the peak behind Kings Beach) provides several miles of views from high above Lake Tahoe
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Peter Grubb Hut and Beyond The easy access and short distance to Peter Grubb Hut (3 miles from the highway) make this trip extremely popular with skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers alike
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