Main Line

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

The most conservative line in the zone that avoids rocks and cliffs

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
707 m
Ascent
7 m
Descent
226 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
46˚
Main Line Map

The most conservative line in the zone that avoids rocks and cliffs located in the saddle before the peak. A great safe line for powder skiing. Remember to stay hard right at the bottom so you can hike back out to the resort that ends up on Palisades ridge. You could bootpack or skin depending on your preference. Skins may be helpful on the return to the resort.

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

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

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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