Backcountry skiing and snowboarding is a dangerous sport that can result in severe injury or death. Read and understand this warning before using this guidebook.
This online guidebook is intended as a community resource by which to facilitate winter adventure for the advanced skier and snowboarder. It is a compilation of information and accounts gathered by one individual, who cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on this site. Users of this site may find that the route descriptions, topographic maps, or photos are incorrect or misleading. Much of the terrain described in this guidebook is dangerous and complex, and skiing down any route described in this guide does not guarantee that what you are skiing is safe. Alert navigation and sound decision making are always the best tools for a great day in the backcountry, and this guidebook is by no means a substitute for these skills. Keep in mind that the dynamic nature of virgin backcountry snow often lends to more challenging conditions than what is found at a resort, not to mention that the easiest run in this book would be considered black diamond at a resort, if not harder.
It is imperative that all members of a group each carry an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel, and have the proper training to know how to use them. Understand the current avalanche risk and follow the proper safety precautions. Take an avalanche course. Be prepared.
The user assumes all risks associated with the use of this guidebook.
Lake Tahoe’s Backcountry Zones