Lake Tahoe, CA Backcountry Conditions Report: Perfect Powder Up High + Stunning Views

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Miles up high in Tahoe yesterday. image: Carl VH

We went skiing on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, CA yesterday.

The bottom half was rocky and loggy and not really skiable.  There is only about 6″ of snowpack down there.

Top of the world. image: Carl VH

The top half held about a foot of high quality powder on top of a thin, but skiable snowpack.

We ripped the top half and hooted and laughed.

Sneaky pow explosion. Carl, yesterday. image: snowbrains

We switchback skied the bottom half and were stoked not to have tweaked a knee or anything on all the rocks and logs.

Overall, it was a terrific day with spectacular views and excellent skiing up high.

Slash. image: Carl VH

I hadn’t skied the West Shore yet this season and I forgot how stunning it is up there.

It’s tough to beat Tahoe.  Especially when this place has snow.

Carl loving the summit yesterday. image: snowbrains

Please check out our instagram story for lots more imagery and video from yesterday.

…and hopefully the snow is on it’s way!  3-5 feet of snow is forecast this week.

Also, check out SnowBrains Instagram story for real time Tahoe storm updates.

Terrain. photo: snowbrains


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