Winter Recreation in the Lake Tahoe Basin

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit offers some of the finest winter recreational opportunities in the nation.  We recommend a stop at the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Supervisor's Office, located at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe.  This office provides a year-round source of information.  The front desk is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact us at (530) 543-2694.

The Olympic Games at Squaw Valley in 1960 brought international attention to the Lake Tahoe area as a winter recreation destination. Today, outdoor activities include skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, sledding and much more!

Follow the links listed below for information on skiing/snowboarding, sledding/tubing, snowmobiling, sno-parks, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, Ski with a Ranger, Winter Trek and more.

 

A child on a blue snow tube slides down the hill.Cross-Country skiers enjoy a beautiful sunny day at Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort. Snow is falling lightly as USFS employee, Jerry Monroy crosses a bridge over a river with heavy fresh snow in the foreground and snow covered trees in the background.

 

 

 

Color photo of a snowman in the foreground and Lake Tahoe and mountains in the background