1,100’ – 1,300’
8,400’ – 9,500’ (1,100’)
Incline Peak offers quick, direct laps, quality terrain, and incredible views spanning from Truckee, across Lake Tahoe, and into the Carson Valley. When driving up highway 431 from Incline Village, Incline Peak’s large, southeast ridgeline comes into view shortly after the hairpin turn, tempting skiers with its large open face. During corn cycles, descents off this ridgeline become your silky canvas, but coverage can be spotty with a lower snowpack. However, the forested east bowl is more protected, and offers a great storm day option for the area, with a few chutes to spice things up. All descents on Incline Peak require a short jaunt across Incline Lake to bring you back to your car, and it is sometimes worth putting skins back on. The western descent from Incline’s summit looks tempting, but quickly leads into a deep gully and chilling terrain trap.
To reach Incline peak, park in one of two small pull-outs on the west side of Nevada highway 431. These pull-outs are located 6 miles from Incline Village, and 18.5 miles from highway 395. From the lots, head downhill towards Incline Lake. Only a few low angle turns are found here, and it’s worth just putting your skins on at the car. Once across Incline Lake, continue up the valley east of Incline Peak, and begin your climb on the north side of Incline’s prominent buttress. This can be great end-of-the-day lap coming back from Relay, where you can skin less than 500’ from Ginny Lake to Incline’s summit.