Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

National Winter Trails Day January 14

Posted on January 6, 2017
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

Celebrate Winter Trails by participating in a FREE guided snowshoe hike in Van Sickle Bi State Park on Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Participants will learn about Lake Tahoe’s pristine environment while experiencing the enjoyment of snowshoeing.

Bring your own snowshoes, dress in layers, wear hat and gloves, and bring plenty of water. Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks following the hike at the visitor center. Meet at Explore Tahoe An Urban Trail head Visitor Center located at 4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd. This event is made possible through a partnership with City of South Lake Tahoe, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and South Tahoe High School Generation Green Club.

Winter Trails offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing during the month of January. Winter Trails is a month long celebration of cross country skiing and snowshoeing offering the opportunity to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these quick-to-learn winter sports.

If you are new to winter sports, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are fun for all ages making them perfect for families and groups and they are a great way to get some exercise.  Tell your friends.

What to Bring (The Essentials)

  • Lunch!!!
  • Insulating Clothes – We suggest a wicking layer to go against your skin.
    • Warm fleece layer
    • Wind breaker/ warm jacket
  • Comfortable, waterproof winter boots
  • Snowshoes- let us know if you do not have snowshoes and we can either provide them or help you find a place to rent them.
  • Trekking poles- if desired
  • Water (At least one liter per person)
  • Snacks (trail-mix and Cliff Bars are always a good choice)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Any First Aid items that is required for your well-being (personal medications, epi-pens).  Please be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with the guides.

Please, no dogs on this hike.

Register in advance by calling 530-542-6059 or email:

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