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The Drops

Lake Tahoe

Northstar California

Drop after drop after drop

Freeride Skiing Difficult

244 m
0 m
90 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.2 km
The Drops Map

In order to reach the Drops area you need to make it 3/4 of the way up to the peak of Sawtooth Ridge. Once you reach this point you will see a wide open couloir (not an extremely difficult couloir) that has a few drops in a row that are very fun to challenge yourself on. The more vertical feet you cover the less trees there are but once you start to ski down and hit all the drops you will find yourself in heavily wooded tree skiing again.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and March


  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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