Beaver Trees

Lake Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe

Entry level tree runs

Freeride Skiing Easy

Distance
950 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
208 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
21˚
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Description

The trees to skiers left on Beaver are great on the top section, but don't go much further than 50 feet from the trail as you'll come to a natural gully with bushes that just collapses when you ride over it, making you get stuck! Just after Dogwood joins, there's some excellent trees with the same proviso; a natural gully stops it being practical to going further than 50 feet to skiers left. When cutting back in from the trees, there are often jibs and natural hits; just be careful and have a spotter if carrying some speed back onto the main trail.

Remember in the trees to stay safe; ride in pairs at least, with a helmet and a plan. Look out for tree stumps and undergrowth in early season; a foot of powder can obscure a lot. Best to wait until it's really filled in. In the later season, watch out for the natural gullies where the bushes grow as they often bow over and create bubbles of snow that you can sink down into, requiring a struggle to get out of.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees

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