Stovepipe

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

A great zone to finish a ski tour back to Chair 3

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
1.7 km
Ascent
96 m
Descent
203 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

Due north of Emigrant Lake. A wide medium sloped couloir will appear with big cliffs and trees on either side. Bottom of the line is about even with the bottom of Chair 3. A great zone to finish a ski tour back to Chair 3. CAUTION - near the bottom of the slope, you need to head in the Southwest direction by sidestepping or skins to make it to the bottom of Chair 3. If you continue skiing the fall-line, you will end up at Caples Lake.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins

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