Thunder Bowl Exit

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

The way out of the Glove Rock/Thunder Mountain bowl and back into the main ski area.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
651 m
Ascent
161 m
Descent
44 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
37˚
Thunder Bowl Exit Map

After a (hopefully) great run down into this bowl, you'll need to get out of it! This is the line to follow in order to do that, and it takes you to the top of the Lightning line. It can be done on foot or using skins, but be aware that the ascent of this route is often a sweaty affair because the route catches all the sun going. It leads you without too much difficulty onto the ridge to the north-west of Glove Rock and from there you can traverse into whichever descent looks best down to the main resort.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

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