Guided Snowshoe Tours

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 walk, or a more strenuous ascent of a nearby peak, the Tahoe Adventure Company can arrange it. Your guide will offer fascinating natural and human history information along the way as well as complete instruction and safety information.

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, 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 ToursTimeDistanceDifficultyLocationMinimumCostBook
Snowshoeing Lake Tahoe's Mountains10am-2pm2-5 milesEasy - ModerateBased on level and conditions
Sunset Snowshoe AdventureBased on Sunset Time2-4 miles. Easy - ModerateBased on snowpack and conditions

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, permit fees, natural and human history, hot beverages.

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-2pm.
Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate.
Location: Based on level and conditions.
Cost: Regular - $90 per person, No Lunch - $75 per person, 2 person minimum.

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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, hot drinks, trail snacks, knowledgeable guides, natural history discussions, and permit fees.

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: $70.00 per person, 4 person minimum.

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