Everything You Need to Know About Snowmobiling in Lake Tahoe

Snowmobiling in Lake Tahoe is an incredible adventure! Whether you’re seeking machine-groomed tracks or the guided snowmobiling trip of a lifetime, Lake Tahoe has a variety of options for experienced and novice snowmobilers alike. Perfect for the entire family, our fresh powder will make you want to go full throttle like never before! Learn more about planning an epic Lake Tahoe snowmobiling adventure from the local team here at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Rentals

Visiting Lake Tahoe without your sled? There are plenty of snowmobile rental options here for you, Those closest snowmobile rentals to Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel include Tahoe Snowmobiles, Zephyr Cove, and Lake Tahoe Adventures. These snowmobile rental experts will provide you with high-quality machines as well as different guided tour options for those who are interested in having a truly unforgettable Lake Tahoe experience.


Guided Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours

Guided tours are a great way to explore some of the best areas in Lake Tahoe! You’re guaranteed unbelievable views and you’ll have peace of mind knowing you won’t get lost or stuck! Your guide will also be able to tailor your trip to you, based on your skill level and experience on snowmobiles, and any must-see stops your group has. On some of the tours, you may reach elevation levels up to 10,000 feet above sea level! Tahoe Snowmobiles, Zephyr Cove, and Lake Tahoe Adventures have some of our favorite guided snowmobile tours.


Where To Snowmobile in Tahoe

If you are bringing your own snowmobile to Lake Tahoe, you can skip the rental lines and get right to exploring! Many of our local snowmobilers recommend Blackwood Canyon (intermediate to advanced), Mount Watson (all levels), Martis Peak (intermediate to advanced), north of Truckee (all levels), Tahoe Meadows, and Rubicon Trailhead. When you’re done venturing out in the cold, My Tahoe Cafe will be waiting back at the hotel for you to warm up!


Gear Up for Your Adventure

Lake Tahoe winter temperatures can range anywhere from 15 to 40 degrees on a typical day, so you’re going to want to make sure that you’re dressed for the weather. There will be lots of snow flying and you will get cold if you don’t bundle up! Safety gear is just as important as your warm clothes, so you’ll need to wear a protective helmet. Your snowmobile rentals will provide you with a helmet and many of them also have gear like gloves and protective glasses that you can rent as well.


What to Bring

In order to drive a snowmobile, you need to be a licensed driver so be sure to have your driver’s license ready!  It might also be a good idea to bring snacks and of course, some bottled water because you won’t find any restaurants in the backcountry of Lake Tahoe! Other than that, bring your family and friends to enjoy a fun time in the Lake Tahoe snow!


Can My Kids Snowmobile?

Snowmobiling can be a dangerous activity, so you will need to sign a waiver before you go out with rented equipment. It is a requirement that all passengers on a snowmobile be at least 6 years of age and also be tall enough to reach the footpegs when riding as a passenger. Some rental places like Lake Tahoe Adventures may have specially designed sleds that can be towed behind a snowmobile for those that don’t fit those requirements.


Now that you’ve learned everything you need to know about snowmobiling in Lake Tahoe, it looks like you’re ready to set out on your next adventure! Book your stay at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel so you have someplace cozy and warm to come back to after a day full of adventure. Contact us today with any questions. We look forward to sharing more of our snowmobiling experiences with you!