Tahoe Backcountry Report: Another Chute in One of the Most Gorgeous Places on Earth

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from January 2, 2021

Yesterday was the last day of this enormous powder cycle in Lake Tahoe.

We went to a zone that we knew would have bad snow but would be a gorgeous ski.

I was exhausted.

Fox and Nate pumped. image: snowbrains

Yesterday was my 53rd day of the season and my 31st backcountry day.

I barely kept up.

The views were spectacular.

Layers. image: snowbrains

The chute we skied was wide, long, gorgeous, and held pretty bad snow.

Regardless, it was a blast.

Even while skiing down the views were killer.

Fox slash at the bottom of the chute. image: snowbrains

I think it’s safe to say this powder cycle is over and we may move on but we’re already pumped to come back once it snows big in Tahoe again.

This certainly was a December to remember with 200+” of snow in the month…

Tahoe is sitting on a 215% of average snowpack right now.

Happy Nate. image: snowbrains

Avalanche Forecast

image: sierra avalanche center, 1/3/21

Weather Forecast

image: noaa, 1/3/21

Photos

Nate in the gut. image: snowbrains
Lines & Lakes. image: snowbrains
Track. image: snowbrains
Buried. image: snowbrains
Nate & Fox on top. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Tree lake. image: snowbrains
Nate likes it. image: snowbrains
Lotza up! image: snowbrains
Up! image: snowbrains
Lines. image: snowbrains
Fox ate this entire Sando… image: snowbrains
Fox ate this whole thing. image: snowbrains

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