Dynamite trees

Lake Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe

A tricky, but rewarding line into Upper Dynamite

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
456 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
29˚
Dynamite trees Map

If you duck into the trees duck in the trees between Mid way between Holywood line and Upper Dynamite, you're sure for a big surprise! This route can contain a mandatory drop or two (10-15 feet), depending on conditions, and the exact line you take, and is definitely the most gnarly of Hollywood and Upper Dynamite (if shorter), as it will take you into steep terrain with massive boulders and narrow gaps between trees. Know your limits, and drop in here if you're totally comfortable on steep, mogulled blacks, and are preparing for double blacks.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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