The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering free guided snowshoe treks along the famous trail that winds 165 miles around Lake Tahoe. From enchanting forests to mesmerizing vistas and towering peaks, it’s no wonder everyone loves this trail. These snowshoe hikes are great for all abilities (shorter hikes are appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise and socialize during the winter months in Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear dark nights are perfect for star gazing and there’s no better guide than poet-astronomer Tony Berendsen, owner to Tahoe Star Tours.
Fascinated with Astronomy since he was given a telescope at age eight, Tony uses a unique mix of art and science to help his guests understand the view into space. He recites poems written for the purpose of describing the cosmos, he calls “Poastromy” during his Tahoe Star Tours on February 13.
Backcountry skiing and riding are sweet! Avalanches are not. Don’t get caught.
Check the Sierra Avalanche Center website link daily, and attend an avalanche safety awareness class now!
And donate to SAC or buy a discounted ski ticket. All sales go to SAC, our backcountry life line.
While you can’t take your dog to most cross-country ski areas in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, you can take them on a few developed trails and almost anywhere else.
Here are some key spots where you can safely cross-country ski with your dog. Don’t forget the poop bag!
Cross country ski at the solar-powered Hope Valley Outdoor Center at Pickett’s Junction open 10am to 4pm daily. Established by long-time South Lake Tahoe local, Joyce Coker (aka “the Pie Lady”) the off the grid yurt offers high voltage, human-powered fun.
Enjoy a great day outdoors while soaking up some knowledge about the beautiful area you call home with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS).
TINS hosts several activities and events to bring Tahoe’s natural history, science, and conservation issues to the public through walks and talks, citizen science programs, or other special events such as snowshoe tours.