Winter in Regional Park

The North Tahoe Regional Park is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a fun day of snow play!  The parking fee is $5.  (This is included in your Tahoe TreeTop Adventures reservation fee.)  Some amenities and concessionaires (Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Park, North Tahoe Winter Adventures, and the Llewellyn Scout Camp) also require additional fees for usage.

Regional Park Map

 

North Tahoe Regional Park Map.

 

 

December 6, 2018 Update - There is snow on the ground and plenty of fun to be had in the North Tahoe Regional Park even though the main sled hill run by North Tahoe Winter Adventures is not open yet and grooming has not commenced.  But, as you can see below, there is still plenty of fun to be had in the North Tahoe Regional Park.  Please check our North Tahoe Regional Park Facebook page for the most current information!  

 

North Tahoe Regional Park

Winter Activities

North Tahoe Winter Adventures

Sledding & Snowmobile Rental

Tahoe Adventure Company

Guided snowshoe tours & star gazing

Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Park

Winter adventure course

 

Cross-Country Trails and Snowshoeing

 

 

Children's Sled Hill

 

Field #4 Synthetic Soccer Field 

 

Thomas Llewellyn Scout Camp Weather and Ski Area Info Links

 

North Tahoe Winter Adventures

530-546-0605
Sledding and Snowmobile Rentals

The most popular winter destination in the North Tahoe Regional Park is the snow play area located near the upper parking lot of the Park. The sled hill is groomed to make it easier for sledders to climb up the hill and to make it more fun to go down!

Snowmobiles are available for rent and use on the designated track. 

The North Tahoe Winter Adventures office is located across from the upper-level restrooms near the main parking lot by the bottom of the sled hill. The cost is $5 per person for sledding, including the sled.  Snowmobile rental is $60/half hour. You must be 18 to operate the snowmobiles.

Note that any use of this groomed sled hill requires a $5 ticket. Personal snowmobiles are not permitted in the North Tahoe Regional Park or on the track. 

Tahoe Adventure Company

During the winter, Tahoe Adventure Company offers a variety of snowshoe tours and hikes. These will take place at the North Tahoe Regional Park as long as snow conditions allow!

Full Moon Snowshoe Tour!

Join us for one of our very special Full Moon Treks through the brisk mountain air of Lake Tahoe's pristine forests. You will trek on our easy to use snowshoes by moonlight. Our knowledgeable guides will discuss local natural history and fascinating facts about our moon. We will also stop along the way to take in the beautiful views and enjoy snacks and hot drinks. Cost: $70 per person, no experience necessary. Location is weather and snow dependent. Trip Includes: Snowshoes, poles, knowledgeable guides, natural history discussions, hot drinks, trail snacks, and permit fees.  Please contact Tahoe Adventure Company at (530) 913-9212 to book the tour or book online at www.TahoeAdventureCompany.com.

Winter 2018-2019 Dates, Times and Themes:
November 22 ~ Full Beaver Moon 5:30-8:30pm
December 22 ~ Full Cold Moon 4:00-7:00pm
January 20 ~ Full Wolf Moon 4:00-7:00pm
February 19 ~ Full Blue Moon 4:30-7:30pm
March 20 ~ Full Worm Moon 5:30-8:30pm
April 19 ~ Full Pink Moon 6:30-9:30pm
May 18 ~ Full Flower Moon 6:30-9:30pm

Sunset Snowshoe!

Watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierra while trekking through Tahoe's peaceful forest. Experience the solitude of winter at this special time of day while learning local natural and human history. Offered every Friday, December-April or by custom arrangement. Cost: $70 per person. Location is weather and snow dependent. Trip Includes: Snowshoes, poles, knowledgeable guides, natural history discussions, hot drinks, trail snacks, and permit fees.  Please contact Tahoe Adventure Company at (530) 913-9212 to book the tour or book online at www.TahoeAdventureCompany.com.

Snowshoe Star Tours with Tony Berendsen!

Stargazers unite! Join us for a guided Sunset Snowshoe tour followed by a telescopic tour of the night sky with the award-winning astronomer, Tony Berendsen. This fusion brings you the most dynamic tour of the winter.  Our knowledgeable guides will teach you about the natural and human history of the area while you watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierras.  You will be guided to a viewing point, where Tony will open your mind to the unknown world above you.  Hot drinks and snacks will be served as our Star Tour begins. Cost: $85 per person.  Location is weather and snow dependent.  Trip Includes: Snowshoes, poles, knowledgeable guides, permit fees, Sunset Snowshoe Adventure followed by Star Tour with Tony Berendsen, hot drinks and snacks. Please contact Tahoe Adventure Company at (530) 913-9212 to book the tour or book online at www.TahoeAdventureCompany.com.

Winter 2019 Dates & Times:

January 19 ~ 4:00pm - 8:00pm
February 16 ~ 4:00pm - 8:00pm

For more info on any of the tours from Tahoe Adventure Company, call (530) 913-9212, toll-free at (866) 830-6125, or visit www.tahoeadventurecompany.com.

Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Park

70 tree platforms are connected by a variety of bridges and/or zip lines. Every participant wears a climbing harness and is connected to a safety cable at all times. A unique way to experience the Tahoe forest in the winter, the Adventure Park offers courses for all levels, from beginner to advanced. The course is open rain, snow or shine. 

During the winter, the Adventure Park is open most Saturday’s, but please check the website for exact dates and to make a reservation.  The week between the Christmas and New Year's holidays the course is open select days midweek. Please visit the Tahoe TreeTop website for more information or to make a reservation. 530-581-7563

 

Children’s Sled Hill

At the entrance to the North Tahoe Regional Park is the Children’s Sled Hill.  This sled hill is the perfect match for those first-time or younger sledders.  Users must bring their sled and pay the $5 North Tahoe Regional Park parking fee, or have a Resident Sticker or Park Supporter sticker on their windshield.

 

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

For those interested in a quieter, more peaceful way to explore the winter wonderland, cross-country skiers and snowshoers can explore the groomed trails throughout the Park and surrounding public lands. Don’t forget to visit some of the most majestic Incense Cedars on the North Shore via the “Cedar Trail.”  

Our friendly grooming staff requests that snowshoers and walkers, please stay on the right side of the groomed trails to leave the center of the groomed track for cross-country skiers. 

Dogs are welcome to bring their owners along for skiing or snowshoeing, but please make sure to pick up after your pet. Please be considerate. 

Please note that there are no cross-country ski or snowshoe rentals in the North Tahoe Regional Park.  Please bring your own equipment or pick some up on the way to the Park!  

Grooming of the trails: There is no set schedule for grooming the trails at the Park.  Snow conditions, available personnel, temperature and requests for grooming from the Concessionaire at the sled hill are all factors that determine when the groomer is in operation.  District staff attempts to groom the trails 3x per week, weather and staffing dependent.  Our groomers will attempt to send information (and some pictures!) to our PIO for updates to social media when the groomers are headed out to groom the trails.

Those interested in grooming information, please follow the North Tahoe Regional Park Facebook page * Instagram account * Twitter feed to see the most current, up-to-date information on snow conditions in the North Tahoe Regional Park.  This is a new notification process for the 2018-19 season so please let us know how it's working! 

Please sign up for our E-Newsletter to be sure you're in the know about the NTPUD and our recreation and parks services and offerings.  

 

Field #4 Synthetic Soccer Field

During the winter season, the field is the home of the Sierra Nevada College Eagles Lacrosse Team.  Thanks to their support the District was able to purchase a snow pusher that allows the field to be cleared for use and play throughout the winter. The team has first access to the field for practices and games, but it is open to the public whenever not in use. The District attempts to clear the field within 24 hours of snow, staffing and weather dependent.  Due to health concerns, please NO DOGS on the turf field! 

 

Thomas Llewellyn Scout Camp Area

The Scout Camp area is rented through the winter (and summer) for Boy and Girl Scout troops (winter badges) and other youth-oriented groups.  It features rustic camping areas and fire rings. A log structure with a wood burning stove is available for group gatherings or use by Scout Leaders. 

Click here for rental rates and reservation forms

Weather & Ski Area Links

Ski Area Information

Tahoe Vista Weather Information - In the winter, the weather in Tahoe varies a lot based on elevation and location.  Tahoe Vista/Kings Beach is known as the "banana belt" by many locals.  It can be snowing like crazy at the ski areas and sunny here!  

 

Due to snow, the following park facilities are closed for the the winter.  

  • Tennis/Pickleball Courts

Winter in Regional Park Gallery