Experience Bar
  • 40°F
    HIGH
    20°F
    LOW
    WEATHER
    Chance Snow

    Latest Weather Report

    Last updated 1 hours ago

    • TODAY'S WEATHER

      Chance Snow
      40°F HIGH
      20°F LOW

      Chance Snow

    • TOMORROW

      Snow
      25°F HIGH
      24°F LOW

      Snow

    • SUNDAY

      Mostly Sunny
      31°F HIGH
      24°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny

    • MONDAY

      Mostly Sunny
      41°F HIGH
      32°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny

    • TUESDAY

      Mostly Sunny
      51°F HIGH
      38°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny

    • WEDNESDAY

      Sunny
      54°F HIGH
      38°F LOW

      Sunny

  • VIDEO
  • PHOTOS
  • WEB CAMS

Activity Details

Lake Tahoe Back Country Skiing

There are few sports as challenging as backcountry skiing, and rightly so. From the very outset, the goal of a backcountry skier is to find some of the remotest and most inhospitable mountainside and conquer it. That's a tall order, and not for the faint of heart.

Type: Outdoor, Grown Up, Groups, Adventure

Location: South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Back Country Skiing


Dates Of Operation: November - April

Most of the peaks and trails in Lake Tahoe have backcountry access for those who want to get off the beaten path. Round Top and Carson Pass are two great locations for backcountry skiing. Mount Rose is a great climb with several imposing down hills, too. One of the Lake Tahoe favorites is Monument Peak, which has a terrific trail to Gardnerville. If you're looking for something more gentle try cross country instead.

It's very important to note that backcountry skiing is not for beginners, ever. That being said, there are kid friendly trails. These mountains are often in harder to reach places, and are not regularly patrolled by safety crews or even other visitors. Only the most experienced skiers or those with plenty of backup should consider backcountry skiing.

For more information on Back Country Skiing & Snowboarding locations, visit http://www.laketahoecityconcierge.com/winter/backcountry-skiing.asp

Loading, please wait...
Close

Directions

Map View

PLAN YOUR TRIP

  • ?
  • Book online or call 800-587-4430 (001-775-586-7000) to speak with a local expert.

How old are your children?*

X

Did you know that your browser is out of date?

To get the best possible experience using our websites we recommend that you upgrade to a newer browser. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.

Click on an icon to go to the download page.