99 Steps

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

A 'hike to powder' bowl to guarantee those fresh turns after a storm. An intermediately sloped bowl that funnels back into Hully Gully, Cold Shoulder and Larry's Lip on the Backside

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
576 m
Ascent
77 m
Descent
115 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
34˚
99 Steps Map

If you are after a few powder turns the 'day after' the storm, follow the bootpack beyond the patrol shack above Chair 4. Follow the bootpack to the top ridge and then descend back down into the bowl above the backside runs. Aggressive skiers will only obtain 3-4 big fast turns. CAUTION - watch out for the cat track and/or traverse marks as you descend back into the main runs.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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