Snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe: An Unforgettable Winter Activity

The beauty of Lake Tahoe stuns visitors and locals alike no matter the time of year. However, something about seeing Lake Tahoe in winter is a once in a lifetime experience, especially because of the surrounding snow-capped Sierra Nevadas and quiet frosted forest. That’s why guests at Chinquapin in Tahoe City should book outings for snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe during their time with us. Let our team point out a few outfitters and snowshoe tour companies you can book for your excursions. 

Snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe with Tahoe Jack’s 

Wildlife enthusiasts should look into snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe with Tahoe Jack’s. Throughout the tour, the guide will point out animals like osprey, bald eagles, winter partridge, and if you’re lucky, a California black bear. Tours can be customized to whatever level of difficulty you desire. If you have little ones with you, complimentary sleds will pull them if the going gets too tough. 

Tahoe Adventure Company 

With Tahoe Adventure Company, snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe can get a little bougie. If you have 15 or more people, finish your hikes with a campfire and s’mores or wine and cheese to warm up and cap your outing. However, no matter what size group you have, we recommend the sunset tour, where you can see the gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows that paint the sky as the sun sets behind the mountains. 

Tahoe Snowshoe Tours 

While you can expect beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, the forest, and the mountains on almost all hikes and outings, Tahoe Snowshoe Tours provides a little something extra. On most tours, guides bring birdseed, so that you can outstretch your hand, and if you’re lucky, a bird will land right in your palm! Each of the 2.5-hour hikes about 8,700 to 9,500 feet above Lake Tahoe, whether you opt for the stargazing, full moon, or even marriage proposal tours.   

Lake Tahoe Winter Cabins | Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Winter

Don’t forget to avoid cotton when dressing for snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe! Cotton doesn’t wick moisture (snow) like wool or other materials do, and you don’t want to have soaked clothes underneath your coat if snow slips in. After you conclude your tours snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe, return to your cabin at Chinquapin and warm up by taking a hot shower or prepare a hearty, warm meal to get back to normal after a strenuous hike. For more information about staying with Chinquapin on Lake Tahoe winter vacations, visit our website or give us a call at 800-732-6721.

There’s a wide range of activities in Lake Tahoe, throughout every season. However, Spring is the most beautiful time to visit Tahoe with your family and friends. Make sure to book one of Chinquapin’s beautiful lakefront rentals, for front-row access to all the spring scenery of Tahoe.

Activities in Lake Tahoe

As the snow melts it creates beautiful mountain waterfalls and roaring rivers, both locals and visitors alike enjoy watching mother nature change the scenery from crisp white landscapes into an explosion of colors as budding flowers grow and leaves turn to vibrant greens. Find plenty of spring activities in Lake Tahoe, like kayaking on the Lake, a cruise of Emerald Bay, or hiking in the Sierras. Paddle through the northern stretch of Lake Tahoe, from the crystal clear waters of Kings Beach to the glorious rock gardens of Speed Boat Beach. Choose between a Scenic Lunch Cruise and a Sunset Dinner Cruise, and soak up the alpine beauty of Emerald Bay, one the area’s most scenic spots. Experience the beauty of the mountains of  Sierra Nevada, as you hike through one of the various trails, whether you’re looking to spot wildlife or waterfalls, you’ll see it throughout the trails. 

Chinquapin’s Lakefront Rentals

Chinquapin features 21 different lakefront rentals, both standard and deluxe accommodations. Find your perfect cabin right on the water in a quiet and private spot, at Chinquapin. Only a short walk to the North Beach area with spectacular views of the lake and beautifully remodeled and furnished condos, to accommodate your every need. These are just a few of the spring activities in Lake Tahoe, and there is more to see and do here. There’s something for the whole family, which is what makes Tahoe so unique. Don’t merely take our word for it, come and stay at Chinquapin and find out for yourself!

Although Spring blossoms are coming, you can catch the tail end of winter fun while you stay in one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts, Chinquapin. Before you know it, you’ll be soaking up the Cali sunshine on the shores of Lake Tahoe. In the meantime, if you’re looking for fun things to do during the unpredictable shoulder season, hot springs are always a good idea! Famous for their steamy hot, healthy, therapeutic, and mineral-rich waters Hot Springs offer a different kind of relaxation than the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Some are constructed as outdoor pools, some a more natural setting, but all are worth the trip. 

Hot Springs Around Lake Tahoe

If you’ve never seen or experienced a hot spring, be sure to add one to your itinerary during your next visit to our Lake Tahoe resort. Chinquapin is conveniently located near two hot springs: Grover Hot Springs State Park and Travertine Hot Springs. Grover Hot Springs State Park is closer than the scenic Travertine Hot Springs, which is more isolated. Grover Hot Springs is a great way to spend a day to unwind. Once in the park, you’ll be able to choose from varying activities, such as hiking to a waterfall, follow trails to the lake or bask in the hot, relaxing, mineral-rich water with a spectacular view as well.

Lake Tahoe Resorts

We understand it’s easy to get distracted by other activities around Tahoe, just don’t forget about the Hot Springs, they make perfect day trips. Our Chinquapin resort is located along Lake Tahoe’s pristine shore, featuring secluded spots for you to reconnect with nature’s scenic sights. Chinquapin has a wide variety of homes and condominiums that’ll accommodate all of your needs. Choose between one of our lakefront, lake view, or forest view accommodations to enjoy an ideal vacation at one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts, Chinquapin. Book your stay today for the best shoulder season getaway!

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