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Mandible I

Lake Tahoe

Steepest of the 10 Mandible chutes

Freeride Skiing Difficult

233 m
0 m
98 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.5 km
Mandible I Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 2.4 km to the maximum altitude of 2.5 km, the route covers 233 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 98 vertical metres of descent.


Mandible I is definitely the steepest of the 5, but it's also the most exciting and offers the longest vertical of these 5 runs.



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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Face
  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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