A variable condition mellow angled blue run









Go straight ahead off Grand View or Tahoe King, and follow Wagon trail to get to Smokey.

Smokey tends to take two guises; either it's an ungroomed, variable condition blue (usually at the start of the season), that allows you to sample some entry level ungroomed blue terrain, or it's a boarder / skier cross.

The boardercross tends to be on the medium end of the spectrum, so don't go in it without feeling confident riding blues.

Smokey has a steeper proper blue section at the end just before it joins Wagon Trail.

Make sure to sample the trees all around here with appropriate safety considerations; know what you're doing, wear a helmet, travel with a buddy.

If you get lost, follow chair line.

Do be cautious of jumping off anything however as not everything is immediately droppable; scope your line before jumping off any boulders where you can't see the landing from takeoff.

All the trails on the backside see the sun, so can be crispy in the morning, prime at midday, and slushy by the afternoon (depending on conditions).