Snowshoeing Under the Night Sky with our Professional Astronomer!
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 2013-2014 Snowshoe Star Tour Dates and Themes: Saturday, December 28th, 2013 ~ "Blue Snowball Hits the Zenith" Tour time: 4-8pm Saturday, January 18th, 2014 ~ "Sting of the Beehive" Tour time: 4-8pm Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 ~ "Pisces Swims to the Shore" Tour time: 4:30-8:30pm Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 ~ "Jupiter and the Twins" Tour time: 5:30-9:30pm Saturday, April 5th, 2014 ~ "Wonder Moon" Tour time: 5:30-9:30pm
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: North Tahoe Regional Park, 6600 Donner Road, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148. 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.