Lake Tahoe boasts some of the most beautiful & diverse cross country trails. Whether you’re on a groomed path or blazing your own trail in the backcountry, Tahoe is a cross country skier’s paradise! With recent storms bringing in record snowfall, trails are looking amazing and the cross country centers will likely be open late into the spring! Check out the links below to popular places to go to get your cross country skiing fix in the Tahoe area! Be sure to check out the grooming & trail status before heading out on your next adventure!
Popular Trails in the North Lake Tahoe Area:
- Tahoe XC Center – The perfect place for people needing to rent gear and wanting a variety of trails from beginner to advanced. Also, warming huts along the way, dog friendly trails, & beautiful lake view at the top!
- General Creek/Sugar Pine Point – Located on the West Shore at Sugar Pine State Park. Good for beginner to intermediate skiers, with a flat loop as well as a longer tour. From 4 to 10 miles round trip. This area was also the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Events!
- Northstar Cross Country/Snowshoe Trails – Expansive trail system at Northstar Ski Resort with views of Martis Valley and Lake Tahoe, rentals, and warming huts!
- Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area – World class trail system, amazing views, lessons & clinics, & the Alder Creek Adventure Center with a café, bar, rental shop, and lockers! Perfect place for family adventures & memories!
- Tahoe Meadows – Located along the Mt. Rose HWY, this is a great snow play area! Sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, & snowmobiling! Free to park & play.
- Royal Gorge – Located in Soda Springs, about 45 minutes away from the lake is North America’s Largest Cross Country Skiing Resort featuring 200 km of groomed trails across 6,000 acres. Lessons, snowshoeing, snow kiting, dog friendly trails, café, warming huts, and more!