Snowshoe Star Tours
Star gazers unite! Tahoe Adventure Company and Tony Berendsen present: Telescopic tours of the midnight sky. This fusion brings you the most dynamic tour of the winter. It all starts with guided sunset snowshoeing, followed by a brilliant tour of the midnight sky.
Our knowledgeable guides will teach you about the natural and human history of the area, while you watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierras. You will trek on our easy to use snowshoes through Tahoe's peaceful, wintery forest. You will be guided to a viewing point, where Tony will open your mind to the unknown world above you. Hot drinks and snacks will be served as our Star Tour begins.
For the past 15 years, award winning astronomer Tony Berendsen has exposed the superlative Sierra skies to many lucky people throughout California and Nevada. In addition to his tours, he is currently the President of the Northern Nevada Science Coalition and previously was the President of the Astronomical Society of Nevada. His large aperture telescopes will take you into the unfamiliar mysterious world that blankets the Sierra Nevada.
Let us guide you to Saturn and back again! Give us a call today to book space on this fantastic trip. This tour is great for kids, teens, and adults ~ so bring the whole family!
Winter 2014-2015 Snowshoe Star Tour Dates and Themes:
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 ~ "Uranus Rides the Sea Monster" 4-8pm
Saturday, January 17th, 2015 ~ "Neptune and Mars Drink from the Cup of Aquarius" 4-8pm
Saturday, February 21st, 2015 ~ "Blood Red Star of the Rabbit" 5-9pm
Saturday, March 14th, 2015 ~ "The Twins spy Jupiter" 5-9pm
Tour includes snowshoes, poles, knowledgeable guides, permit fees, Sunset Snowshoe Trek followed by Star Tour with Tony Berendsen, hot drinks, and snacks.
Typical Distance and Time: 1-3 miles. Times change throughout season.
Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Location: Based on conditions.
Cost: $75 per person. 6 person minimum.
Please note that there is a 6 person minimum to run the tour. Single travelers are welcome to sign up and if we do not reach the minimum, we will call you.
Custom and group dates also available
Check out our Full Moon Snowshoe Tours as well!