Pyramid trees

Lake Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe

A joy in good conditions

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
582 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
161 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
21˚
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Description

The trees around Pyramid are great fun, providing you stay safe; ride in pairs at least, with a helmet and a plan. Look out for tree stumps and undergrowth in early season; a foot of powder can obscure a lot. Best to wait until it's really filled in. In the later season. Taking a line from Pyramid to Lower Powderhorn helps ensure you've got a definite run out. Do watch out for clumps of bushes that grow there, which create bubbles of snow that you can sink down into, which sucks.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

Features

  • Trees

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