"This has been a favorite for years, and deservedly so, as the summit of Mount Tallac has a wonderful view of Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake, Desolation Wilderness, the Crystal Range with Pyramid Peak, Price Peak, Jacks Peak, Freel Peak, and others. Not only does Mount Tallac have superb views, but the ski descent is one of the best in the Lake Tahoe region. Mount Tallac is perched on the edge of Lake Tahoe, with its northeast face dropping precipitously to lake level. The wilderness setting, surrounded on all sides by glacier-carved lakes, is exceptional. Emerald Bay and Cascade Lake are to the north, Lake Tahoe is to the northeast, and Fallen Leaf Lake bounds Tallac on the east. To the west are Desolation Wilderness Area and Lake Aloha. Mount Tallac offers many options for both ski ascent and descent. Two ascent routes are described here—the South Ramp and the Northeast Bowl. The South Ramp route is longer and consequently not as steep as the more direct Northeast Bowl. Once you are on the summit, you have a choice of numerous bowls and chutes to descend. Local skiers call the more popular routes names such as “The Crucifix” and “Corkscrew.”"