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Promo Chute


Lake Tahoe

Adventurous classic narrow chute on the way to California Chutes

Freeride Skiing Difficult

162 m
0 m
99 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3 km
Promo Chute Map

Take Chair 4 to Chair 15 and then hike up Covered Wagon Peak. From here you can go to either side of Covered Wagon Peak and follow the ridge in the southeast direction that leads to peak with a radio tower. You can ski tour or sidestep to boot-pack. That peak is Mellisa Coray Peak. From there, follow the main ridge to the most prominent peak, Peak 9795. This chute requires a bit route finding as you need to hike down a few rocks down to a flatter shelf with a few small trees and then head skiers right in the direction of California Chutes. CAUTION – to the left is a major cliff with dire consequences. Once you make your way down, you will end up in the bottom of California Chute.



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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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