Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding Trails in California
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Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding Trails in California

61
Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
2 - 48 mi
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California has 61 backcountry skiing & snowboarding trails. These trails range from 2 to 48 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mount Morgan (South), Mount Shasta, Hotlum - Wintun Ridge and Cleaver Peak. Trails.com member Raman A. recently completed Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort.
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Alpine Meadows rests on the southeast edge of the 1.2 million-acre Tahoe National Forest. ...
Birch Mountain is one of seven east-side summits included in this guide. The other east-side ...
Maury Rasmussen, primary force behind Bear Valley, was an intrepid, do-anything, retired ...
The Little Lakes Valley is a popular area for backpackers in the summer. More than sixty ...
The climb and ski or snowboard descent of Red Slate Mountain is a great three-day trip ...
The impressive north face and the distinctive couloirs of Bloody Mountain can be seen ...
The Banner Peak and Mount Ritter area is one of the most exquisite in the Sierra Nevada. ...
Mount Lyell is the highest peak in Yosemite National Park, and its glacier is the second ...
This is a long, single-day summit with over 5,000 feet of elevation gain, so get an early ...
Superb backcountry ski terrain makes the Tioga Pass area a favorite of many skiers in ...
As you approach Conway Summit from Bridgeport, the twin summits of Dunderberg Peak are ...
Matterhorn Peak is the highest and most striking summit along the jagged Sawtooth Ridge, ...
Short approaches coupled with inspiring views and steep terrain make this an excellent ...
The view of Mount Walt from Bridgeport and Twin Lakes is striking. It is the prominent ...
This superb midwinter tour is one of the easier trips in this guide and is an excellent ...
The twin summits of Tryon Peak are located on the Sierra Nevada Crest about 2 miles south ...
Red Lake Peak is rich in California history, for it was here that John C. Fremont and ...
Ralston Peak rises immediately from the South Fork of the American River canyon. The peak ...
Pyramid Peak rises 4,000 feet above the South Fork of the American River Canyon at Twin ...
This has been a favorite for years, and deservedly so, as the summit of Mount Tallac has ...
This area has been a backcountry ski destination for many decades. The gentle terrain ...
Even though Mount Rose is on the California border just within the state of Nevada, this ...
This is a wonderful tour in exquisite terrain—a good trip for an intermediate skier. This ...
This is a great spring trip. Ascend 2,000 feet, following the route of the summer hiking ...
The traverse of Lassen Peak is a rewarding trip. The scenery is exceptional, the terrain ...
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