Guided Snowshoe Tours

Guided Snowshoe Tours
Enjoy the incredible beauty of the High Sierra in Winter! Many excellent guided snowshoeing options exist in the mountains of the greater Lake Tahoe and Truckee region. Whether you are looking for a leisurely naturalist led trek covering skills, techniques and lots of natural history, or a more strenuous ascent of a nearby peak, Tahoe Adventure Company can arrange it! Customize the length and difficulty of your adventure with many different Snowshoe Tour itineraries. Your guide will offer fascinating natural and human history information along the way as well as complete instruction and safety information. No experience necessary!

All guided snowshoeing treks offer a taste of the solitude and quiet that defines winter in the Tahoe Truckee area. Guided Tour options can include amazing vistas of Lake Tahoe or views into the surrounding wilderness and the tranquility of a snowy forest. Experience the beauty of Tahoe's high country that can only be accessed on foot! If you are looking for more of a challenge, you can continue to the top of one of our nearby peaks for panoramic views that can't be beat. Many options exist for every ability level. Trail heads are based on the group's activity level as well as snow pack. Snowshoeing is suitable for children age 8 and up.

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

Check out our Full Moon Snowshoe Tours and our Snowshoe Star Gazing Tours as well!

Customize your Group Outing with Campfire, S'mores, Wine and Cheese service! Call for details. Service available for groups of 15 or more.

Lessons and ToursTimeDifficultyCost
Snowshoeing Lake Tahoe's Mountains10am-1pmEasy - Moderate $90Book
Full Moon Snowshoe Tours VariesEasy - Moderate $85Book
Sunset Snowshoe AdventureBased on Sunset TimeEasy - Moderate $85Book

Snowshoeing Lake Tahoe's Mountains

Experience the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Wander through tall evergreens, learn about Tahoe's unique ecology, and venture to peaks that reveal breathtaking vistas on all sides.

We will meet your group, preview the day's plan, and head up to one of our local trail-heads. Time will be spent fitting and discussing gear and covering a comprehensive lesson. Natural and human history is a main focus of our trek. Knowledgeable guides will offer discussions on native plants and animals, geology and local culture. Discover the finer points of winter ecology and other unique conditions of the Tahoe Truckee area. We will also stop along the way to take in the beautiful views. Our guided Snowshoe Tours are popular with all levels of nature enthusiasts.

Tour includes: Knowledgeable guide, snowshoes, trekking poles, natural and human history, permit fees, hot drinks, and trail snacks.
Cost: $90 per person.
Location:Based on your lodging location and snow conditions. We have permits for trailheads in Truckee, the north and east shores.

If you are traveling by yourself, please email or call 530-913-9212 to see if there is a group you can join.

Check out our Full Moon Snowshoe Tours and our Snowshoe Star Gazing Tours as well!

Typical Distance and Time: 2-5 miles. 10am-1pm.
Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate.
Location: Based on your lodging location and snow pack.
Cost: $90 per person, 2 person minimum.

Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

Looking for a great way to enhance your trip to Lake Tahoe this winter? Join Tahoe Adventure Company for one of our very special Full Moon Snowshoe Treks. Take in the brisk mountain air as you snowshoe under the moon and learn about the High Sierra.

After meeting the group and previewing the trip, time will be spent fitting gear and a comprehensive lesson will be covered. You will trek on our easy to use snowshoes through Tahoe's peaceful, wintry forest. As we travel by moonlight, our knowledgeable guides will discuss natural history and astronomy topics as well as fascinating facts about our moon. We will also stop along the way to take in the beautiful views and enjoy snacks and hot drinks. This tour is popular with all ability levels and ages(8+)!

There is a 4 person minimum to run the tour. Single travelers are welcome and are able to book online. If we do not have a group we will call to cancel and will refund you.

All snowshoe tours are dependent on snow conditions. If the snow level is too low, the tour will proceed as a Full Moon Hike.

Winter 2022-2023 Full Moon Snowshoe Tour Dates and Times:

Tuesday, November 8th ~ Full Beaver Moon ~ 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday, December 6th ~ Night Before Full Cold Moon ~ 3:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, December 7th ~ Full Cold Moon ~ 3:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday, January 5th ~ Night Before Full Wolf Moon ~ 3:30pm-6:30pm
Friday, January 6th ~ Full Wolf Moon ~ 3:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday, February 4th ~ Night Before Full Snow Moon ~ 4:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday, February 5th ~ Full Snow Moon ~ 4:30pm-7:30pm
Monday, March 6th ~ Night Before Full Worm Moon ~ 5:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday, March 7th ~ Full Worm Moon ~ 5:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday, April 4th ~ Night Before Full Pink Moon ~ 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 5th ~ Full Pink Moon ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm

Trip includes: Snowshoes, trekking poles, knowledgeable guides, natural history discussions, hot drinks, trail snacks, and permit fees.

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

Typical Distance and Time: 2-3 miles. Varies.
Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate.
Location: North Lake Tahoe/Truckee. Based on conditions.
Cost: $85.00 per person, 1 person minimum.

Sunset Snowshoe Adventure

Watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierras while trekking through Tahoe's peaceful forest. Experience the solitude of winter at this special time of day while learning local natural and human history. Offered daily, November-April or by custom arrangement. No experience necessary. Trail heads are based on snow pack and the group's activity level. All abilities welcome age 8 years and up.

Trip includes: Snowshoes, poles, knowledgeable guides, trail snacks, natural history discussions, and permit fees.

All Sunset Tour times will be based on the specific sunset time on the day of the tour.

Group Sunset Snowshoe Tours are scheduled every Friday but can be booked any day of the week with a minimum of 4 people. If you are a single traveler, please call to see if there is a group to join!

Typical Distance and Time: 2-4 miles. . Based on Sunset Time.
Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate.
Location: Based on snowpack and conditions.
Cost: $85 per person, 4 person minimum.