This ski traverse will take you along the iconic sierra crest from Donner Summit to Squaw Valley, passing through some of the best ski terrain that Lake Tahoe has to offer. At times following the ridge top, at times skiing classic descents off either side of the crest, this tour is not to be missed.
Traditionally skied in two days, we are offering this as an advanced 1 day journey along the crest of the northern Sierra Nevada. With stunning lake views, expansive vistas of remote portions of the Granite Chief wilderness, the Truckee Skyline Traverse is a must do for any California skier. This is a long day, and skiers/riders must be in excellent shape and capable of hiking for many hours at a time. The typical time to complete this traverse ranges from 7-10 hours.
Who Can Participate
Skiers and riders joining this course should be Intermediate and Advanced skiers or riders who have a minimum of 10 days touring in the backcountry . Skiers and riders must be competent in a variety of terrain and snow conditions. Skiers and riders must be able to link turns on ungroomed runs while maintaining control. This is comparable to skiing ungroomed black diamond terrain confidently. These videos are a good example of the intermediate to advanced skiers and riders.