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Best Backcountry Skiing Locations in California

The skiable terrain around Lake Tahoe is a major draw for locals and weekend warriors in the Bay Area looking for a quick powder fix. Neighboring ski towns near Tahoe like Truckee, North and South Tahoe all have tantalizing objectives available just off the highway. What’s most interesting about backcountry skiing in Tahoe is that the resorts have begun to embrace it too. Several resorts have AMGA/IFMGA licensed guides who offer programs to skiers looking for a weekend out of bounds.

While other ski destinations may offer greater bucket list appeal for more vertical and drier powder, the Tahoe area firmly holds its own and the backcountry skiing community is taking notice. After all, who doesn’t like feeling like they’re gonna ski right into a giant lake? Also, there’s no other place in the US where you can hit the tables after a day in the backcountry (depending which side of the lake you’re on)!

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