Lake Tahoe, CA Backcountry Report: Simply Stunning Lakeside Powder in the Sunshine

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from January 21, 2023

After 11 days in a row of powder in Lake Tahoe, I awoke on Saturday feeling spent.

I slept in, got some work done, and hoped to get out of the house by noon.

I did finally get out of the house at 1 pm.

Tahoe. image: snowbrains

I zipped over to a spot I’d recently seen right on the lake that looked like a great run.

I doggedly climbed up.

So slowly…

Miles likes Tahoe. image: snowbrains

I was thankful I was solo as I had no one to please.

I went my own pace and the lake was beautiful.

The sun had done it’s work on the snow so the key was to ski northerly or at least somewhat northerly aspects.

Vista. image: snowbrains

I didn’t take my time on top as I’d realized I needed to get on the slope before the sun moved on.

The skiing was better than I’d hoped!

Good cold pow and hot pow made the ski down fun, fast, and satisfying.

Living the dream in Tahoe. image: snowbrains

At the bottom of the run, I just stood on the beach for about 40 minutes and watched the sun go down in warm temps, no wind, and blazing sunlight.

Tahoe is truly the jewel of the Sierra.

Saturday ended up being my last ski day in Tahoe for this cycle, and what a cycle it was.

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