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Palisades Tahoe

A fantastic name for possibly the toughest run off the Tram Face

Freeride Skiing Extreme

138 m
0 m
132 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.3 km
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This is the run with quite possible the most exposure of all the runs off the Tram Face. It basically requires you to "billy-goat turn traverse" down a massive cliff. It eventually feeds into the couloir known as "Tram Chute". Be especially careful with this one - a single wrong move will most certainly kill you!

Please also note that of all the Tram Face lines, this is the one that will most likely require you to use rope, crampons, ice axes etc... as there are several sections that you simply cannot bypass on skis. This is arguably the hardest run at all of Palisades Tahoe due to it's extreme nature and it should really only be tackled by both experienced mountaineers and free riders!



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

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between February and March


  • Face
  • Cliffs
  • Couloir
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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