Lower Cirque

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

Wide open bowl with small to medium cliffs scattered throughout.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
805 m
Ascent
17 m
Descent
230 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

Located underneath The Cirque and accessed from Hell’s Delight from Thunder Saddle or by traversing the upper portion of Eagle Bowl – great zone for powder that is a bit tough for snowboarders to access due to traversing. The area has plenty of sharp cliffs in the early season that leads to wide open bowls in the Spring.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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