Ski with a Ranger

Forest Service ranger speaks to Ski with a Ranger participants at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Jan. 19, 2023 – Ski with a Ranger begins Jan 27 at Heavenly Mountain Resort
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is pleased to announce the 2023 Ski with a Ranger conservation education program at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Skiers and snowboarders are invited to Ski with a Ranger beginning Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. Tours will depart from Tamarack Lodge at the top of the Heavenly Gondola every Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tours last approximately one-hour and will continue through the end of March, weather permitting. Read More

Dec. 23, 2022 - Volunteers needed for 2023 Ski with a Ranger
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is looking for volunteers to help with the 2023 Ski with a Ranger program at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Ski with a Ranger offers guided tours to the public while they learn about winter ecology and the role of the Forest Service in ski area management. Volunteers must be intermediate level skiers/riders or above. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online form. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Adilene Negrete by email at adilene.negrete@usda.gov or by phone at 530-543-2790. Calls and emails will be returned beginning Jan. 3, 2023.


Introduction

Tours are led by Forest Service conservation education staff and volunteers through a cooperative effort between Heavenly Mountain Resort and Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority’s Explore Tahoe. Participants must be intermediate level skiers or snowboarders or above, and provide their own lift ticket. No reservations are required. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This free conservation education program is offered to help educate the public about the mission and role of the Forest Service in ski area management, improve public understanding of natural resource processes and issues, and promote environmental literacy and stewardship.

Forest Service rangers pose for a photo at Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Color photo of ski lift with Lake Tahoe in the background.
Color photo of Ranger Tara talking to the group about Prescribed Fire.
Color photo of Ranger Tara talking about the different kinds of trees in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Color photo of Ranger Tara talking with the group about how Lake Tahoe was formed.
Color photo of Ranger Jeff discusses early inhabitants of the Lake Tahoe Basin on the first stop.
Color photo of Ranger Caleb talking to a group of Ski with a Ranger participants
Color photo of meeting location for Ski with a Ranger at the top of the gondola.
Color photo of Ranger Tara and Ranger Caleb prepare for the day at home base Explore Tahoe.