Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit invites you to Ski with a Ranger

Contact(s): Public Affairs, Jaclyn Tain 530-543-2730

[Image]: United States Forest Service Shield.SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit invites you to Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort beginning Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.  Tours begin at Tamarack Lodge, on top of the Heavenly Gondola every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m.  The tours last approximately one-hour and continue through April 6, 2018, weather permitting. 

Participants must be intermediate level skiers/boarders or above and provide their own lift ticket.  No reservations are required.  Attendance is on a first-come first-served basis and group size will be limited to 12. Participants are asked to meet at the top of the Heavenly gondola outside of Tamarack Lodge. 

These conservation education programs are offered to educate the public about the mission and role of the Forest Service in ski area management, to improve public understanding of natural resource processes and issues, and to promote environmental literacy and stewardship.  Programs are led by U.S. Forest Service conservation education staff and volunteers, and operate through a cooperative effort between Heavenly Mountain Resort and the City of South Lake Tahoe. 

For more information, contact Jaclyn Tain at 530-543-2730, email or visit      


A group of skiers participates in Ski with a Ranger.

Photo caption:  The U. S. Forest Service Ski with a Ranger program offers skiers and snowboarders alike a one of a kind a learning experience at Heavenly Mountain Resort. 

Photo Credit:  U.S. Forest Service.


The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.

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