V-tree

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

Incredibly steep and exposed line that results in a decent amount of adrenaline

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
219 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
140 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
61˚
V-tree Map

Incredibly steep and exposed line that results in a decent amount of adrenaline due to the technical steep turns required. The run starts out on a nice wide open face that gradually gets steeper as you pass the 'V' Tree. The safest route is to the skier's right. Skiers left is extremely exposed to volcanic cliff bands. If the snow gets too firm, there's a right hand traverse just past 'V-tree' that will follow underneath the Icefall of Icefall Chute.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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