Lake Tahoe: North

(7 customer reviews)


With abundant snowfall, sunny skies, and stunning views, Lake Tahoe is home to some of the world’s best backcountry skiing. Make the most of this gift with Alpine Ski Tours – Lake Tahoe: North, a comprehensive topographic route map specifically designed to get you to the goods as effortlessly as possible.

Includes ski routes on:

  • Mt. Rose
  • Castle Peak
  • Tamarack Peak
  • Relay Peak
  • Donner Peak
  • Silver Peak
  • and many more!

For more, see our other Tahoe area maps here.

Both paper and digital versions are available for purchase here.



If you want to make the most of a backcountry ski trip to Tahoe, this map will be your ultimate information source. The areas covered in the map include the Mount Rose Wilderness and the areas around Truckee from Castle Peak all the way down to the northern border of Squaw Valley (see zoomable map below for full area of coverage).

Route information, including suggested approaches and descents, is marked on a large scale 1:25,000 map, so it’s easy to stay on track. Like all Backcountry Ski Maps, the Lake Tahoe: North map is accompanied by a self-contained field-guide containing detailed descriptions and photos of some of the most worthy descents – so you can spend less time looking up information and more time skiing!

Descents of all varieties – from killer couloirs to wide open bowls to perfectly spaced glades – are all covered, so you can find your perfect line whether this is your first or your thousandth day in the Tahoe backcountry.


  • More than 100 descents ranging from classics to rarely-skied lines
  • Suggested ascent routes to get you up the hill as efficiently as possible
  • Field-guide to the best descents complete with color photos
  • Waterproof, tear-resistant so you never have to worry about damaging your map
  • Fits in your pocket – the map folds down to 4.25″ x 9″
  • Highly detailed with 40ft contour lines
  • Easily readable with a 1:25,000 scale

** Please note that digital maps do NOT include the color photos or route descriptions included in the paper maps. You’ll need to download the Avenza app to use the digital versions of our Backcountry Ski Maps – they are not viewable on a PC or elsewhere outside of the Avenza app. **

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7 reviews for Lake Tahoe: North

  1. Charlie C.

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    Used the digital version yesterday to help find a sweet, new zone near Benson! Worth it immediately

  2. Tim M.

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    Very good map, well-detailed.

  3. Mike

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    Love the map, only wish it extended a bit farther south. There is a gap on your maps between squaw and rubicon or so.

  4. Ken G.

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    Just wow. I’ve ski toured in North Tahoe for six seasons so I was hoping to find a handful of new runs. My expectations were blown away. This map has reminded me of tours that I had skied and forgotten about, and has literally dozens of tours I’ve never heard of as well. I’m psyched!

  5. Loren

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    Most of this information is available for free from sites like Caltopo. But it is a nice wall poster nonetheless. Too bad I can’t view it on my desktop since the electronic version is app only.

    • Eddy van der Kloot

      Hi Loren, I’m sorry to hear that you’re not happy with your new map. North Tahoe is one of the more well-explored areas around, but we put in thousands of hours of work to make sure that this map (like all of our maps) includes both the classic lines (which you can naturally find lots of information about online), and rarely skied lines, like those in Coldstream Canyon or Gray Creek (which we haven’t been able to find any other beta on anywhere on the internet). Unfortunately Avenza does not allow maps to be viewed on desktop at the moment, but we’ve opened a discussion with them to try to get this supported in the future. Would it be alright to send you an email so we can learn a bit more about your disappointment? You’re the first person we’ve heard from in over a thousand map sales who isn’t happy with the information provided, so we’d love to get your input and see how we can improve our maps even further in the future!

  6. Eduard

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    Fantastic Map. Can’t say enough good things about the information provided in this map. Even being a local with many years of backcountry skiing, I was pleased to find a lot of routes I never thought to take or descents I didn’t even consider. There’s no question it’s worth the cost, but there is one flaw that made me a bit disappointed. I find the thickness of the maps to be inadequate. I have many waterproof maps, but this one just seems much thinner and sensitive. If I could ask for one thing, please make these maps more durable

    • Eddy van der Kloot

      Hi Eduard, thanks for the purchase and review. It’s great that you found some new lines and zones despite being a local – that’s always what we’re hoping for! We’re sorry to hear that the paper was thinner than you expected. Did you have an actual issue with durability or was it just that the paper seems thin? We’ve tested in various conditions with various paper thicknesses (and even just attempted to rip the maps) and chose this one based on the fact that it was found to be a great combination of strong and light. We haven’t heard of any map tears yet but, if you did have a map tear (or if you’d like to comment further) shoot us an email through our contact form ( and we’ll make sure to set things right!

  7. Andrew

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    easy to understand, nice supplement to other resources

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