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Icefall Chute


Lake Tahoe

Steep exposed line that has an icefall cliff that leads into a chute

Freeride Skiing Extreme

188 m
0 m
128 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
Icefall Chute Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's very remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between November and April. From a low point of 2.7 km to the maximum altitude of 2.9 km, the route covers 188 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 128 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 3.2 and Labande grade 6. You'll need skins to complete it safely.


Steep exposed line that has an icefall cliff that leads into a chute from the summit of Thunder Mountain. The icefall may disappear on massive snowpack years. The north facing chute holds generally high quality snow.



Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between November and April


  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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