Backcountry ski turns on North Facing terrain near Mt Rose, 2023-12-02. Photo: Jan Czyzewski.
Mt Rose Backcountry Ski Conditions
Despite a fall season that has been a little drier than most backcountry skiers and riders would like, there are decent turns to be had in the Tahoe backcountry right now. The high terrain in the Mount Rose backcountry is holding supportable snow with coverage that makes for some good turns!
Blackbird Mountain Guide Jan Czyzewski explored Mt Rose earlier today and brought back a glowing report of a fun day of ski touring and a number of pictures showcasing what the Tahoe backcountry has on offer at the moment. Here's what he got:
Yes, it's still a little thin down low! Photo: Jan Czyzewski, 2023-12-02.
Generally good coverage on North Facing slopes, especially above 9,000'. Photo: Jan Czyzewski, 2023-12-02.
Some blown in tracks with settled, supportable snow in the Mt Rose backcountry. The snowpack above 8,500' in the Tahoe backcountry is better than one might expect given our season thus far. Photo: Jan Czyzewski, 2023-12-02.
A beautiful view of the Mt Rose backcountry. Current conditions in the Tahoe backcountry are decent above 8,500'. Photo: Jan Czyzewski, 2023-12-02.
Jan bagged 850' of skiing and said the quality far exceeded expectations. Hopefully with a little more precip over the weekend and next week, we'll be in good shape to start setting up the base to explore further and lower elevations.
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