Red Cliffs

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

The upper section has a few small chutes and cliffs that lead into an open field and then into some trees but usually holds variable snow.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
38 m
Descent
204 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
31˚
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Description

Accessed by hiking uphill from Whiskey Slide off Chair 2. You will encounter a decent pitch above the Red Cliffs Lodge and Parking lots. This area gets a lot of afternoon sun so the snow can be variable. The upper section has a few small chutes and cliffs that lead into an open field and then into some trees.

The route is accessed from Chair 2 and then by branching off the groomers and poling/sidestepping to the top of your line. The snow is not often good but if it is, your efforts will be well rewarded with a fun run.

This route would be tough to reach on a snowboard given the nature of the approach!

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
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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