Bloody Mary

Lake Tahoe

Northstar California

A popular locals spot on Sawtooth Ridge

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
472 m
Ascent
7 m
Descent
121 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
25˚
Bloody Mary Map

This zone of Northstar is named after the many variations of Bloody Mary’s that Northstar California serves up at its three mountain lodges. This zone is large and easy to access. It is located about half way up the ridge hike and you will see a large area to drop in that is lightly wooded. This zone is so enjoyable since it is not extremely steep but at a great pitch for fast speeds and hard powder turns after a big snow. The draw of this zone if the wide open tree skiing and steep pitch for powder turns.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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