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
2
$80Book
Full Moon Snowshoe Tours Varies2-3 milesEasy - ModerateNorth Lake Tahoe/Truckee. Based on conditions
1
$70Book
Sunset Snowshoe AdventureBased on Sunset Time2-4 miles. Easy - ModerateBased on snowpack and conditions
4
$70Book


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, and trail snacks.

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: $80 per person, 2 person minimum.


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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 2020-2021 Full Moon Snowshoe Tour Dates and Themes:
November 30 ~ Full Beaver Moon ~ 4 - 7pm
December 30 ~ Full Cold Moon ~ 4 – 7pm
January 28 ~ Full Wolf Moon ~ 4:30 – 7:30pm
February 27 ~ Full Snow Moon ~ 5 – 8pm
March 28 ~ Full Worm Moon ~ 6 – 9pm
April 27 ~ Full Pink Moon ~ 7 – 10pm

Trip includes: Snowshoes, trekking poles, trail snacks, knowledgeable guides, natural history discussions, 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: $70 per person, 1 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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