Guidebook

Ski Tour the Wild Mountains Above Lake Tahoe

The gorgeous peaks surrounding Lake Tahoe are home to some legendary ski resorts and some wild, beautiful ski tours - here are 5 of the best.

Description

With all the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area, it can be easy to spend all your time just skiing the lifts (and if you want to do that we've got a couple of guidebooks for you below) but there's some fabulous touring in the area for those willing to put in a bit of effort.

One of these ski tours is lift accessed but the others are all done entirely with human power and are all the better for it. To be moving through these amazing mountains with nobody else around is truly a special experience.

When you've ticked these routes off and are ready for an improved effort:reward ratio then check out our guidebooks to some of the freeriding in the Tahoe area -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/101/sun-and-fresh-pow:-top-freerides-near-lake-tahoe

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/47/7-of-the-most-impressive-freeride-lines-in-kirkwood

Stovepipe

Stovepipe

Lake Tahoe
0 - 1 hrs
1.7 km
96 m
203 m
43 °
A great zone to finish a ski tour back to Chair 3
Moderate
Private
Becker Peak

Becker Peak

Lake Tahoe
2 - 3 hrs
5.1 km
300 m
347 m
36 °
NE
A fun, north facing aspect with mellow tree skiing and playful terrain features with an easy hike in and out. Located above Lower and Upper Echo Lakes near Echo Summit and High Way 50.
Difficult
Private
Talking Mountain

Talking Mountain

Lake Tahoe
1 - 2 hrs
4.2 km
169 m
433 m
39 °
N
A fun north facing aspect with mellow tree skiing, playful terrain features and an easy hike in and out. Located above Lower and Upper Echo Lakes near Echo Summit and High Way 50.
Difficult
Private
Flagpole Peak

Flagpole Peak

Lake Tahoe
3 - 4 hrs
6.4 km
677 m
1,207 m
39 °
NE
Iconic peak overlooking Meyers and South Lake Tahoe. Great tree skiing and playful terrain.
Difficult
Private
Silver Peak Tahoe Ski Tour
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Silver Peak Tahoe Ski Tour

Lake Tahoe
4 - 5 hrs
11.9 km
793 m
793 m
35 °
A local classic through the forest to a summit ridge with great views
Moderate
Private