Snowshoe Star Tours

Snowshoe Star Tours
Snowshoeing Under the Night Sky with an Astronomer!

Stargazers unite! Join us for a guided Sunset Snowshoe tour followed by a telescopic tour of the night sky with award winning astronomer, Tony Berendsen. This fusion brings you the most dynamic tour of the winter. 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 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 first two hours, 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. For the second half of the tour, 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 20 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 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 2021-22 Dates
December 22 ~ 4:00 - 8:00pm
January 14 ~ 4:00 - 8:00pm
February 20 ~ 4:00 - 8:00pm
March 4 ~ 4:00 - 8:00pm

Typical Distance and Time: 1-3 miles. 4:00pm-8:00pm
Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate, ages 8 and up.
Location: North Lake Tahoe. Exact locations based on conditions.
Cost: $95 per person.

Tour includes: snowshoes, trekking poles, knowledgeable guides, permit fees, Sunset Snowshoe Trek followed by Star Tour with Tony Berendsen, permit fees, hot drinks, and snacks.

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

Please note that there is a 20 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

Check out our Full Moon Snowshoe Tours as well!


Cost: $95.00 per person, 1 person minimum (1 per trip).

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