Each winter in America, ski and splitboard-shod pilgrims enter a snowy playground: chutes, bowls, and couloirs chiseled by the relentless hammer of glaciers, wind, and water. And it’s all covered in that wonderful white powder, just waiting to be carved up by intrepid explorers.
LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA
With easy access and plenty of sunshine, backcountry skiing and splitboarding in Lake Tahoe has become very popular. The views aren’t half-bad either, with the mountains encircling the sparkling blue lake. Try heading up the Mount Rose Highway on Tahoe’s North Shore for fantastic views and a multitude of routes. Another plus is that Mount Rose Highway offers terrain for all levels.