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Winter Activities In Lake Tahoe

While cross-country skiing and snowboarding are what draw many to this Northstar California resort, winter in Lake Tahoe offers much more. Ice skating, sledding, helicopter tours, full-moon snowshoe hikes and tubing are among the other activities available at this ski-in/-out resort.

The Northstar Resort Ski and Snowboard School has lesson programs suited for all levels. “Magic carpet” beginner lifts make the first day easy, with station teaching for those who prefer to learn at their own pace and skill clinics for advanced intermediate and above skiers ready to take it to the next level. There are a number of programs available including programs designed for parents skiing with young children and camps designed by women for women.

Designed to welcome new riders to the sport of snowboarding and help those already in the sport to improve their skills. To maximize the experience, all-day programs are limited to a maximum of six students. Burton, the inventor of snowboarding, has their only snowboard academy in the world located at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Find out why the Burton Snowboard Academy is the best way to learn how to Snowboard.

Experience the fastest growing winter sport in the world! Snowshoeing is easy to learn on carefully groomed, scenic trails with state-of-the-art equipment.

Take an exciting snowmobile ride through the Tahoe National Forest and experience spectacular panoramic views the Sierra Mountain Range and Lake Tahoe.

Ice Skating

The 9,000 square foot outdoor Skating rink located at the heart of the Village at Northstar is the perfect end to a day on the mountains. Purchase a s’mores kit inside True North and gather around a fire pit surrounding the ice rink. Step back in time on Tuesday evenings for “Turtleneck Tuesdays” and enjoy your favorite music from the 70s and 80s.

Tubing

The Tubing Hill, located mid-mountain at Northstar California, offers an exhilarating ride for all ages. Tubes and riders are transported to a tow lift to the top of the hill and slide down.

Geocaching

Using a GPS handheld device, Geocaching participants locate hidden treasure boxes containing log books and trinkets within the cross-country trail network. This activity is great for kids and adults of all ages, with a variety of cache locations suitable to all levels (easy, intermediate and advanced).

Sledding

North Tahoe Regional Park offers a variety of sledding terrain and also offers sled rentals. Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (530) 546-4212.

Scenic Helicopter Tours

  • Sierra Air conducts year-round helicopter tours of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Snowshoe Full Moon Hikes

Tahoe Environmental Center

Museums

Bowling

Movies Theater

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Snow Report

View the current Lake Tahoe snow report as well as the snow report for Northstar California.