Jake's

Lake Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe

A steep variation off Trail 90 on Silverado

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
424 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
198 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
38˚
VIEW ON MAP
Jake's Map

Description

Jake's is a line that is skier's left off of lower Trail 90. Follow the directions to Trail 90 and at the steep pitch after the first section of rolling flatter terrain on Trail 90 look for a gate. It will be the first gate in the ski area boundary on your left as you come down Trail 90. There is a ridge line that you will pass above as you traverse left. Jakes is the line below you to the left of a rock ridge line under the chair. Drop into Jake's and follow this large chute / gully down. You need to be a solid black skier who can handle steeps, and negotiate around rocks, etc., to have fun on this trail. It's best to go with someone who knows the area well for your first few times. Pay attention to the rock and cliff warning signs and to any directional arrows. Be careful at the bottom as the creek may or may not be filled in. Stay left at the creek and bear right when you cross the creek to hook up with Oregon Trail or Land Bridge to reach the bottom of Silverado. Silverado chair is a long, slow, triple chair. Silverado doesn't open until there is a fair amount of snow because of the very rocky terrain that needs to get covered with snow to make it passable. Billy's is narrowest at the top and is not open as often as Trail 90.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area