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.

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