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Winter Trails in the Lake Tahoe Region

Learn about Crosscountry Skiing and Snowshoeing

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Reno & Sparks Recreation Guides

Reno Sparks parks and recreation guides, Nevada, NV Reno and Sparks each publish parks and recreation guides featuring information about recreational programs and activities available to the community.

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Wolf Pack football, University Nevada, Reno Nevada Wolf Pack football home games are played in Mackay Stadium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

What is Winter Trails?

Winter Trails is now partnered with Learn To Ski and Snowboard Month during January. The purpose is to get people to try snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing at participating ski resorts and parks. Events at many locations are free or offered with discounts.

Winter Trails Day event in the Lake Tahoe region
Snowshoeing at Tahoe Meadows, in the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe. Photo © Stan White

At locations withing easy driving distance from Reno, you can try out different snowshoes and crosscountry skis, talk to equipment reps, and get tips from resort staff. People new to these sports will learn how easy it is to get started, pick up information about buying needed equipment, and get tips on places to enjoy being outside during winter. Experienced snowshoers and cross country skiers can learn about the latest gear and different models.

Get more information skiing and snowboarding lessons from "Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month."

More Guided Winter Activities

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Mineral, Mill Creek and Chester, CA
(530) 595-4480
Saturdays and Sundays from January through March. Park visitors are invited to participate in free, ranger-led snowshoe walks. Snowshoes are provided; a $1 donation is suggested to help with equipment maintenance. Route and distance varies with travel over moderately strenuous terrain. At the beginning of each snowshoe walk, a ranger will demonstrate how to put on snowshoes and how to move around. Reservations are required for organized groups larger than 10, but not for families or individuals. Walks are open to those eight years of age and older and space is limited - obtain a free ticket at the front desk the day of. Children in carriers are not allowed due to safety concerns. Meet at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at the park's south entrance. Walks are 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Walks may be cancelled at the last minute due to extreme weather conditions. Call (530) 595-4480 ahead to check on conditions.

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