Castle Peak - Backcountry Skiing
Looking north from Donner Pass a large rock buttress juts out from the ridgeline like a crown resting on the ridge over Truckee. This is the regal Castle Peak, offering a multitude of outdoor recreation options year round, including phenomenal backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
Depending on where you go in this zone the distance can vary, about 2.5 miles up to the summit from the south.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This tour can be a relatively easy walk in the woods or a full day multiple lap adventure far from the car. Slightly longer approach tour can make this one a touch more challenging.
Time To Complete
No matter which route you choose, this trip will take you at least two hours to complete. However you can easily make it two plus hours. You can hustle up for a quick lap on the southern slopes, or spend the day exploring the north ridge.
Spring and Winter
- Backcountry Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Flat Water Paddling
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running