Lake Tahoe Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

Story from Lorraine Turner, Director of Human Resources at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

My Tahoe SnowshoeingMy Tahoe is snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Fallen Leaf Lake is my personal non-groomed area to cross-country ski and snowshoe. During the winter, the narrow road into the lake closes so you go for miles with amazing scenery. It’s easy to access and is only a short drive away. If you’re fit and can make it as far as the start of the lake (about 8 miles round trip) it’s well worth it. Parking is limited at the entrance, and make sure to bring water! At the intersection of Highways 50 and 89, go 3.1 miles toward Emerald Bay. Fallen Leaf Road is on your left.

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Snowshoe and Cross Country Skiing Rentals around Lake Tahoe:

Camp Richardson Resort Mountain Sports Center

Turn left on Hwy 50 in front of the hotel. Go to the intersection of Hwy 50 & 89 and turn right onto 89 towards Emerald Bay. Go approximately 2 miles, Mountain Sports Center on your left. Approximately driving time: 15 minutes.

The Hope Valley Outdoors Center and Sorensen’s Resort

Turn left on Hwy 50 in front of the hotel. Turn left onto Hwy 89 before you head up Echo Summit. Follow 89 for approximately 11 miles. Continue straight at the intersection of Hwys 89 and 88 onto Burnside Road. Approximate driving time: 25 minutes.

Kirkwood Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Center

Go out to Hwy 50 in front of the hotel, turn left. Turn left onto Hwy 89 before you head up Echo Summit. At the end of Hwy 89, turn right onto Hwy 88 for about 14 miles. Follow signs on your left to Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Approximate driving time: 40 minutes.