Galaxy Glades

Lake Tahoe

Heavenly

A wide expanse of glades below Nevada Trail

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
474 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
127 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
19˚
VIEW ON MAP
Galaxy Glades Map

Description

You may not find the Galaxy Glades on a trail map, so consider them a "hidden treat." As you are skiing / riding down the Nevada Trail, look to your right as soon as you cross Comstock and you'll find these tight glades that will dead end into the resort boundary and lead you towards the base of the Galaxy Lift. If you decide to commit, make sure to keep an eye out for rogue stumps and tree wells! Depending on the snow depth, Ski Patrol may elect to keep these glades closed.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area