Icefall Chute

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

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

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
188 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
128 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
59˚
Icefall Chute Map

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.

Difficulty

Extreme

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.

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, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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