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Off-Mountain Activities

During the winter months, the Tahoe basin and surrounding area become a veritable outdoor playground where visitors can relax on a scenic, horse-drawn sleigh ride or thrill to a ridgetop snowmobile adventure. The choice is yours, and the following will give you an idea of just how FUN your Heavenly vacation will be!

    • Back Country Skiing

    • Dog Sled Rides

    • Hot Springs

    • Sleigh Rides

    • Snowmobiling

    • Ice Rink

Back Country Skiing

What this experience lacks in skier amenities, it makes up for in the peaceful oneness that is achieved with the spectacular surroundings. Please be sure to contact the U.S. Forest Service at (530) 573-2600 for maps, trail guides, safety guidelines, and to check weather and snow conditions, before heading out. Here are a few areas in the Tahoe basin where trails can be accessed:

Echo Lake
Parking/trail access located off U.S. Highway 50, on the road to Echo Lake, one mile east of Echo Summit.

Echo Summit
Parking/trail access located 8 miles west of the junction of U.S. Highways 50 and 89, on the south side of Highway 50.

Taylor Creek
Parking/trail access located on the west side of Highway 89, about 3 miles north of the intersection of U.S. Highways 50 and 89.

 

Dog Sled Rides

Experience the thrill of the wind in your face as a team of huskies takes you on a winter adventure.

Husky Express Dog Sled Rides
Located on Highway 88, just west of the junctions of Highways 89 and 88, Hope Valley, CA. For more information, please phone (775) 782-3047.

 

Fishing

Fishing
Fishing season doesn't end when winter comes to the Lake. Lake Tahoe, as well as the region's smaller lakes and rivers offer year-round angling.

Sportsman
2556 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA. For more information regarding guided fishing tours, please phone (530) 542-3474.

 

Hot Springs

Relax those tired ski muscles in the soothing waters of natural hot springs! Amenities differ at each establishment, so be sure to pick the one which best suits your tastes!

Grover Hot Springs
Hawkins and Markleeville Peaks overlook this rustic park with mineral spring fed pools.
Located off of Highway 89, Markleeville, CA. For more information, please phone (530) 694-2248.

Wally's Hot Springs
Established in 1850, come enjoy relaxed elegance in the oldest of the Sierra resorts! Treat yourself to the natural hot springs and spa atmosphere! A complete workout facility and on-site massage therapist complement the experience!
Located off of Highway 206, Genoa, NV. For more information, please phone (775) 782-8155.

Lake Cruises
Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding snow-capped peaks by taking a cruise on the lake! Take a two hour cruise to Emerald Bay, or opt for a special evening of dinner and dancing on one of the Dinner/Dance cruises!

Lake Tahoe Cruises
Located at 900 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. For more information, call (800) 23TAHOE or (775) 589-4906.

M.S. Dixie II Paddlewheeler
Located at Zephyr Cove Marina, off of U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV. For more information, please phone (800) 23-TAHOE.

 

Sleigh Rides

What better way to accent your Heavenly vacation than to tour Tahoe's wondrous winter scenery in a horse drawn sleigh?

Borges Sleigh Rides
The Borges family's famous Belgian Blondes and Baskir Curleys from Russia are hitched to their sleighs and ready to take you for a one-hour tour over the meadow and through the woods, past Friday's Station (an old Pony Express way station), to one of the most spectacular views of Lake Tahoe! Reservations are recommended.
Located at Lake Parkway East and U.S. Highway 50, across from MontBleu. For more information, please phone (775) 588-2953.

Camp Richardson Corral
Offering sleigh rides along the shores of Lake Tahoe or through mountain meadows. Reservations are required.
Located off of Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA. For more information, please phone (530) 541-3113.

Snowmobiling

Snowmobile Guided wilderness tours will take you places you never expected to go! These tours take you into the heart of Tahoe's forest lands, to the top of Tahoe!

Lake Tahoe Adventures
Located at 3071 U.S. Highway 50, Tahoe Paradise, CA. For more information, please phone (530) 577-2940.

Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center
Located at 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448. For more information, call (800) 23TAHOE or (775) 589-4906.

 

Skating

Skating at Heavenly Village
Open-air skating comes to South Lake Tahoe. Join us for music and fun on the ice every day and every night at the Heavenly Village! Also available for private parties. Call (530) 542-4230 for more information.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12 PM - 9 PM
Friday and Saturday: 12 PM - 11 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 8 PM

 

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