Cross Country Skiing in Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and the surrounding area is paradise for snow lovers. Easy to learn, affordable and fun for all ages, taking the whole family out for the day on cross country skis can be an exhilarating highlight of your winter family vacation to Lake Tahoe.
You can select specialized cross country equipment that's right for the type of skiing you'll be doing. We recommend renting your gear for the first few outings to try a few different kinds and brands before buying. Most cross country centers rent equipment, and many of them carry state-of-the-art demo gear from a variety of manufacturers. As your skills improve, you'll come to know the type of skiing you prefer and buying equipment becomes easier.
Most recreational skiers use waxless skis and appreciate their convenience. People concerned with speed and performance may prefer waxable skis, as they go faster, glide farther, and are quieter sliding over the snow.
Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area has great trails for people of all ages and ability levels. Whether you’re in the mood for easy to moderate trails, or day long treks into the back country, Spooner has just the thing. This is the closest major cross country area to South Lake Tahoe, 12 miles from the Stateline Casinos on the Nevada side of the lake. The terrain features 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced. It has some of the prettiest beginner trails in the Lake Tahoe area with outstanding views of Lake Tahoe and Sierras.
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area: Just minutes from downtown Tahoe City with panoramic views and beautifully groomed trails. A favorite with local cross country skiers.
Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort is the largest cross country ski resort in North America with 65 kilometers of groomed trails, stunning views of Lake Tahoe, scenic meadows, challenging uphills and thrilling descents. Popular with the locals, Royal Gorge lets you really get out there on the extensive network of trails over thousands of wilderness acres and puts your right into experiencing the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Have fun on the trails, then come on back and warm up with some hot chocolate or cider in your vacation home from Goldfish Properties.