Winter Sports

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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, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, sledding and much more!

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., excluding holidays. 

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities