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Top Tahoe Winter Activities for the Non-Skier

12 Feb 2020
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Skiers and snowboarders come to Tahoe to hit the slopes — but what about the non-skiers in the group or family? Not to worry! Tahoe has an abundance of winter activities apart from skiing and snowboarding. Keep smiles on everyone's faces with full moon snowshoe tours, iceskating, dog sledding with a team of huskies, treetop obstacle courses, and more.

Check out the links below for fun ideas to get your winter fix!


sledding lake tahoe

Take the family (or friends) to a local sledding hill for a timeless activity. Many sledding hills in the Tahoe area have concession services so you can warm up with hot chocolate — and then head back to the hill for another spin. 



snowshoe lake tahoe

Enjoy a walk through the winter wonderland with snowshoe rentals or a guided snowshoe trek. Snowshoes allow you to experience snowy forests on foot in a quiet setting — and journey to places inaccessible by skis. 


Dog Sledding

dog sledding lake tahoe

Let sled dogs be your guides on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the Sierra Nevada mountains. Dog sledding is a safe, family-friendly activity. Tours typically last one hour. 

  • Wilderness Adventures, Squaw Valley



snowmobile lake tahoe

Snowmobiling is a fast-paced activity for the adrenaline junkies out there. There are options in Lake Tahoe for both guided and non-guided snowmobiling sessions. This activity is not recommended for children under the age of six. 


Ice Skating

ice skating lake tahoe

Ice skating outdoors is a classic winter activity in Tahoe. Get exercise while enjoying the views with the whole family — and then warm up with hot chocolate. 


Snow Tubing

lake tahoe snow tubing

Snow tubing is similar to sledding — but faster and accessible via tow lift. Snow tubing rates are typically per hour, enough time to get several exhilirating runs in. Some age and height restrictions may apply, so check with the mountain when you purchase tickets. 


Fishing on the Lake

fishing lake tahoe

Lake Tahoe is fishable year-round. Connect with a local fishing charter for expert guides and an experience you'll never forget.