• Stargaze in our dark skies with large aperture telescopes
  • Snowshoe wintery trails
  • Après Ski Family Activity
  • Watch the aplenglow light up the snowy mountains
  • Enjoy the peace and serenity of a quiet winter night

Tour Description

Star gazers unite! Tahoe Adventure Company and Tony Berendsen present: Telescopic tours of the midnight sky! This fusion brings you the most exciting tour of the season. Depending on the season and weather, the tour will start with guided sunset kayaking, hiking, or 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 casts a purple alpenglow onto the Sierras. Depending on the season and weather, you can paddle through the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe, hike or snowshoe through Tahoe's vibrant, yet peaceful forest. After our Sunset Tour, you will be guided to a viewing point, where Tony will open your mind to the fascinating world above. Hot drinks and snacks will be served as our Star Tour begins.

For the past 20 plus 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 the former President of the Northern Nevada Science Coalition and was also the past 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 Mars and back again! Give us a call today to book this special adventure. This tour is great for kids, teens, and adults - bring the whole family!

Typical Distance and Time: 1-3 miles. Time varies based on date.
Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate, ages 8 and up.
Location: North Lake Tahoe. Based on conditions.
Cost: $120 per person. This tour fills up so call today to reserve your spot!

Tour includes: snowshoeing gear, knowledgeable guides, permit fees, Sunset Snowshoe Trek followed by Astronomy Tour with Tony Berendsen, hot drinks, and snacks.

Winter 2023-24 dates:
Wednesday January 3, 3:00–6:30pm
Wednesday April 3, 5:30-9:00pm

Please note that there is a 15 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. Call for Private Parties

See our suggested Clothing List. If you do not have proper shoes, rentals are available through local ski shops.