Tahoe: 6 Unique Winter Experiences for Families

By Michelle Kopkash

Disco Tube at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Families will have a blast disco tubing down snowy lanes to live DJ music and colorful LED lights and lasers. Sessions are 55 minutes long and start at the top of the hour every Saturday evening through March 23 at SnoVentures. 

Note: Riders muse be at least 40 inches tall to ride.

Ice Skate One of Tahoe’s Outdoor Rinks

One of Tahoe’s most spectacular ice skating rinks is at Northstar, in North Tahoe. The 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink is located in the center of the Village at Northstar, surrounded by beautiful mountains and village scenery. Fire pits are situated around the ice rink, where families can enjoy a hot cocoa or purchase a s’mores kit from inside True North.

For those who prefer South Tahoe, ice skating is also available at Heavenly Village, where kids will enjoy listening to music while skating on South Shore’s only outdoor rink.

Snow Mobile Tours

Now through April, Lake Tahoe Adventures offers summit snow mobile tours for all skill level abilities. This activity, which is probably best for older children who are more adventurous, is an experience your family will remember for years.

Slay Rides in the Snow

For a magical winter experience, reserve a one-hour sleigh ride through the snow covered pine trees of Sand Harbor Nevada State Park. The ride includes the opportunity to hear stories along the way, sing songs and stop to take photos.

Snow Playground for Little Ones

Visit Planet Kids in Soda Springs during the snow season and choose from a variety of fun activities, including tubing, snowman building, snow angel making and more. Passes are about $55, with additional fees for ski and snow board lessons. The playground is intended for kids under the age of seven, and is a great snow park to visit as a first or second introduction to the snow.

Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

Join Tahoe Adventure Company for a snowshoe tour through Lake Tahoe’s forest. Guides will fit travelers for snowshoe gear and give a detailed snowshoe lesson before leading the group through the peaceful, moonlit forest. Guides will discuss interesting facts about Tahoe’s natural history, astronomy and the moon throughout the tour. The group will stop several times along the way to enjoy the views and have snacks and hot drinks. All ages and skill levels are welcome. The next tour dates are March 20, April 19 and May 18.

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Tahoe: 6 Unique Winter Experiences for Families

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Disco Tube at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Families will have a blast disco tubing down snowy lanes to live DJ music and colorful LED lights and lasers. Sessions are 55 minutes long and start at the top of the hour every Saturday evening through March 23 at SnoVentures. 

Note: Riders muse be at least 40 inches tall to ride.

Ice Skate One of Tahoe’s Outdoor Rinks

One of Tahoe’s most spectacular ice skating rinks is at Northstar, in North Tahoe. The 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink is located in the center of the Village at Northstar, surrounded by beautiful mountains and village scenery. Fire pits are situated around the ice rink, where families can enjoy a hot cocoa or purchase a s’mores kit from inside True North.

For those who prefer South Tahoe, ice skating is also available at Heavenly Village, where kids will enjoy listening to music while skating on South Shore’s only outdoor rink.

Snow Mobile Tours

Now through April, Lake Tahoe Adventures offers summit snow mobile tours for all skill level abilities. This activity, which is probably best for older children who are more adventurous, is an experience your family will remember for years.

Slay Rides in the Snow

For a magical winter experience, reserve a one-hour sleigh ride through the snow covered pine trees of Sand Harbor Nevada State Park. The ride includes the opportunity to hear stories along the way, sing songs and stop to take photos.

Snow Playground for Little Ones

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Join Tahoe Adventure Company for a snowshoe tour through Lake Tahoe’s forest. Guides will fit travelers for snowshoe gear and give a detailed snowshoe lesson before leading the group through the peaceful, moonlit forest. Guides will discuss interesting facts about Tahoe’s natural history, astronomy and the moon throughout the tour. The group will stop several times along the way to enjoy the views and have snacks and hot drinks. All ages and skill levels are welcome. The next tour dates are March 20, April 19 and May 18.

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