You don't usually think of heli-skiing in Lake Tahoe, but this popular backcountry sport is not only available just in the Swiss Alps and Alaska. Pacific Crest Snowcats is now offering heli-guided trips ski and snowboard trips into the Lake Tahoe backcountry. The company has access to 100,000 acres of remote ski terrain. That's 75,000 more acres than is available at all the 14 ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. The area is accessed via helicopter and you will have the ability to ski a variety of open bowls, hills, chutes and more technical mountains and tree areas. Visitors will also have an opportunity to ski both North and South facing slopes, depending on the season and conditions.
Pacific Crest Heli-ski Helicopter — Photo courtesy of Pacific Crest
The Pacific Crest Heli-Guides operate out of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport located just down the street from The Cedar House Sport Hotel and the town of Truckee. The Pacific Crest Heli-Guides are all veteran backcountry skiers and riders, with the experience and knowledge to ensure that you have a safe and fun trip. Groups are limited to 4 or 5 people per helicopter depending on the type of tour and the weight of the skiers.
Tahoe Backcountry — Photo courtesy of Pacific Crest
Visitors of the Cedar House Sport Hotel can get transportation and special deals if they book through the hotel's adventure tour desk.