Lake Tahoe: Carson Pass

(4 customer reviews)


If you’re looking to access the unbeatable high alpine terrain around Carson Pass, this topographic map route map is the place to start. With backcountry ski routes from Powderhouse down to Carson Pass and even the lift-accessed backcountry around Kirkwood included, there are enough world-class ski descents on here to keep even the most avid powderhound sated.

Includes ski routes on:

  • Round Top
  • Powderhouse Peak
  • Waterhouse Peak
  • Melissa Coray Peak
  • Fourth of July Peak
  • Steven’s Peak
  • Deadwood Peak
  • and many more!

Both paper and digital versions are available for purchase.



This easy-to-use map covers the Carson Pass area just South of Lake Tahoe, from Powderhouse Peak down to Round Top and Deadwood Peak, including the lift-accessed backcountry around Kirkwood (see below for a zoomable map with the full area of coverage).

Route information, including suggested approaches and descents, is marked on a large scale 1:25,000 map, to help you make the most out of every day in the Carson Pass backcountry. The map is accompanied on the back by a self-contained field-guide which shows photos and gives detailed descriptions of some of the most worthy descents, making it easy to find the best trips for any conditions.

Descents of all varieties – from killer couloirs to wide open glades – are all covered, so that you can find the run that’s right for you, whether you’re a a hardened veteran or a beginner tourer.


  • 90+ 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

Area of Coverage

4 reviews for Lake Tahoe: Carson Pass

  1. mark cooper

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    would love more details or a closeup of the kirkwood to backcountry access, its small on the map and the lifts and terrain is hard to see, also on some maps I see ski decent but not recommended approaches – like flag pole on the south tahoe map, other than that, they rock!

  2. Mark C.

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    Great job! I particularly appreciate the route description and photos on the back side of the map.

  3. Andrew

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    easy to understand, nice supplement to other resources

  4. Stephen Rosenshein

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    love it

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