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Beginner and Family Snowshoe Tour

Perfect For Families and Kids

Beginner and Family Snowshoe Tour

$75.00 per person 
(Highly recommended that kids are 7 and up)

⏰ Tour Times: 9:00am, 12:30pm, 4:00pm 
🚗  Meeting Location: 2450 River Road, Tahoe City CA 96145
🚶 Hike Distance: up to 2 miles roundtrip

⌛ Duration: Approximately 2-2.5 hours

⛰️ Elevation Gain: Roughly 200 -500' feet depending on group

🌅 Scenic Views: Sierra Crest, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe National Forest

🎿 Equipment: Snowshoes and poles are provided.

🚀 Experience Level: No experience necessary; perfect for first timers.

🌲 Terrain: Beginner hills to beautiful views
👥 Group Size: We try to keep groups 8-10 people Max
Private Tours: Private Tours are available to book at checkout

Discover Family-Friendly Snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe: A Beginner's Adventure

Embark on an enchanting beginner's snowshoeing journey in the heart of Lake Tahoe with our expert-guided tour. Immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of the Tahoe National Forest as we navigate a specially crafted, secluded winter trail, making this activity ideal for families and those seeking a winter exploration without the commitment of a strenuous hike.

Guided Beginner's Snowshoe Hike: A Perfect Winter Escape

Our adventure begins with equipment gathering and a brief introduction before we hit the trail, ensuring everyone is ready for a memorable experience. The first half of our excursion involves a leisurely ascent of 200-500 feet (depending on the group's comfort level) at a relaxed pace, allowing you to soak in the serene beauty of the Tahoe National Forest. Our knowledgeable guides will share captivating stories about the area, its rich history, and provide insights into the local flora and fauna against the backdrop of uninterrupted alpine scenery.

Winter Wonderland Exploration: From Meadows to Mountain Vistas

As we ascend, we encounter peaceful open meadows blanketed in snow, where the reflective light from snow crystals dances with every step. Roughly halfway through, take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area and the ski resorts of Palisades Tahoe. This beginner's snowshoe hike provides the perfect opportunity to explore the Sierra Nevada mountains, offering a memorable outdoor experience for all ages.

Secluded Adventure: Step Off the Beaten Path

Thanks to our private winter trail, encountering another person is highly unlikely, allowing you to enjoy the tranquility of nature undisturbed. Step off the beaten path and let us guide you on a true mountain outing that will create lasting memories for the whole family.

Beginner-Friendly Fun for All Ages

This beginner-level snowshoe hike is designed for participants aged 7 and up, offering a delightful introduction to the joys of winter exploration. The entire family can partake in this accessible adventure, making it an ideal outing for creating shared memories in the stunning backdrop of Lake Tahoe.

Book Your Family-Friendly Snowshoe Tour: A Winter Wonderland Awaits

Don't miss out on this opportunity to introduce your family to the wonders of snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe. Join us for a beginner-friendly adventure that promises laughter, exploration, and a deep connection with the winter landscape. Secure your spot now and let the snowy landscapes of Lake Tahoe become the canvas for your family's winter memories!

Family-Friendly Snowshoe Tour
Dog Friendly Snowshoe Tour
Family Having Fun During Our Snowshoe Tour

Trip Planning for Beginner and Family Tour


  • Double check the meeting location, meet time, driving directions and snow conditions. Give yourself ample time to arrive on time. Winter months tend to have slower traffic as well as slippery roads. It is Important that guests arrive on time. Please notify office if you believe you are running behind. 


  • Ensure you are bringing all necessary items for hike (check pack list below). As well leave non- essentials behind or in the car. Snowshoe Tahoe is not responsible for lost or damaged items while out for the duration of the hike.

  • Use restroom before leaving home, No restroom facility is available at the meeting location.

* Pump yourself up!!! Your about to explore Tahoe’s National Forest!!!

Where We Meet For Snowshoeing

map of meeting location
2456 River Road, Tahoe City CA 96145
  • Use caution pulling in of of the busy highway

  • Ample parking in our area for everyone in your group.

map of meeting location

Detailed Packing List and Itinerary

Detailed Packing List and Itinerary

Our family of 7 loved this experience. The view was absolutely stunning and we had a very pleasant time hiking through the forest learning about the trees and the history of the area. Highly recommend this!

Meg (Nov 2021)

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