So your legs are sore from days of skiing, but you still want to get out and enjoy the gorgeous sunny South Lake Tahoe weather. So what is there to do? Why not go sledding? Even if you don’t have little ones to go with – sledding is exciting at any age! Luckily we live in the mountains and there is no lack of places to get out and enjoy winter. Below are just a few places you might want to try!
Heavenly’s Adventure Peak:
Where else in the world can you sled with a view of (in our opinion) the most beautiful lake in North America? Head up the Heavenly Mountain Resort gondola to Tamarack Lodge. Up there, you will find something for the whole family. Tamarack Lodge has food, drinks and of course a sledding hill! For those at least 42 inches tall – head to the tubing hill! This man made hill has five lanes, is 500 feet long and has 65-foot vertical drop! For those between four and six, Heavenly also offers a sledding hill perfect for those sledding for the first time.
Pricing: $30/hour for the tubing hill, $10/hour for the sledding (tubes and sled provided)
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe: Located on Echo Summit, Adventure Mountain offers 15 groomed sledding and tubing runs! There are also great trails for snowshoeing for those looking for a little exercise. Take a break and warm up with a mug of hot cocoa from the Adventure Mountain Day Lodge (open seven days a week). Bring your own sled, or rent a two person sled or an inner tube ($10 and $20 per day respectively). You don’t even have to come to Adventure Mountain just to sled, just head over and enjoy the snow and build a snowman/fort or have a family snowball fight!
Pricing: $10 for a sled, $20 for an inner tube. There is a $20 per vehicle parking fee.
Weekdays 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM , Weekends & Holidays 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Blizzard Mountain at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: Sierra-at-Tahoe also offers a great spot to take your little ones. Blizzard Mountain has two rope-tow accessible tubing lanes perfect for the whole family. Feel free to bring your own snow toys to enjoy, and then warm up by the outdoor fire pits and picnic tables. To access the two tubing lanes, ride up the chair lift to the start deck. Once you race down to the bottom – keep sitting on your tube and let the rope tow bring you up for your next ride!
Pricing: $25 for two hours (includes lift ticket, tube and entry to Blizzard Mountain)
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m February 15 through March 2
Taylor Creek Snow Park: When there is enough snow at the lower elevations, Taylor Creek Snow Park is a perfect place to play in the snow, snowshoe and sled. The sledding hill is ideal for the first time sledders. Off the beaten path a bit, this location is rarely crowded and is located just past Camp Richardson Resort off Hwy 89. Operated by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, a permit is required. These can be picked up at various businesses in the area (follow the link for these options).
Pricing: $5 permit required
These are just a few of the many locations to take advantage of the snow. Locals all have their own secret spots, but sometimes don’t like to give them up! We won’t put them up on the blog, but give us a call and we are happy to let you in on our secrets! Even when there is no snow at lake level, the higher you go in elevation the more snow you will see. So don’t despair when you drive into town and it looks like spring! Be safe, and happy sledding!