Lake Tahoe: Southwest

(5 customer reviews)


A topographic map showing backcountry ski routes on the West Shore, Desolation Wilderness, and Meyers areas of Lake Tahoe.

Includes ski routes on:

  • Mt. Tallac
  • Jake’s Peak
  • Pyramid Peak
  • Dick’s Peak
  • Echo Peak
  • Angora Peak
  • and many more!

We also have maps of the North side of Lake Tahoe.

Digital version available for purchase here.

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This map covers Lake Tahoe backcountry skiing in the area from Rubicon Peak down to Ralston Peak from North to South, and from Mt. Price to Flagpole Peak from East to West (see gallery photo above for a zoomable image with the full area of coverage).

Route information, including suggested approaches and descents, is marked on a large scale 1:25,000 map. The map is accompanied on the back by a self-contained guidebook which shows photos and gives detailed descriptions of some of the most worthy descents – the perfect way to get in the know for backcountry skiing in Tahoe.

Descents of all varieties – from killer couloirs to wide open glades – are all covered, so there is something for everyone from the hardened veteran to the beginner tourer.


  • 70+ descents ranging from classics to rarely-skied lines
  • Suggested approach routes
  • Guide to the best descents
  • Waterproof, tear-resistant
  • 21″ x 27″
  • Folds down to 4.25″ x 9″
  • 40ft contour lines
  • 1:25,000 scale

5 reviews for Lake Tahoe: Southwest

  1. Carmen Casey

    I purchased the Lake Tahoe: Southwest digital download map to snowshoe, rather than skiing, and it worked perfectly! I always wanted to do Mt. Tallac in the winter and the only way to do it was via the ski route. It was easy to follow the track and it made our trip a success. I definitely recommend this track and route for a successful trip to Tallac.

  2. Nick

    Map, routes, descriptions, etc are all well laid out; it is sturdy and easy to use. So far I have skied one of the map’s routes off Tallac. The map is very accurate. Seeing and reading about all the other routes makes you want to spend a month in Tahoe, although some of the descents are sadly out of my league. Having a hard (back-up) copy is essential IMHO in case conditions go sour and all other technology fails. Very useful and strongly recommended!

  3. Andy

    I’m really happy with this map. I stumbled on this from an online forum and was worried about the paper, all my usual topo maps fall apart in the winter. This has held up really well after a couple tours.

  4. Peter W

    When it comes to backcountry skiing, I usually team up with a local friend who knows the terrain to ski the best POWDER descent routes but for my Tahoe trip, I didn’t have a friend to go to with; luckily I found backcountry ski maps. My goal is to maximize my time from a detailed backcountry ski map so I’m glad I bought a hard copy of Lake Tahoe: Southwest backcountry ski map which provided great info/guide to locate the best ski routes which saved me alot of time and delivered pure backcountry skiing fun. Highly recommended!

  5. Carl H

    Great map. This saved me a lot of time. I used to have to do a ton of research and work to overlay routes onto maps. This is all I need now. It’s lightweight, tough/waterproof, and a decent scale/ratio.

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