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Reno / Lake Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Areas and Resorts

Nordic Skiing in the Reno / Lake Tahoe Area

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Cross-country skiing at Tahoe Donner, near Truckee, CA

Cross-country skiing at Tahoe Donner, near Truckee, CA.

Photo © Stan White

Cross-country ski resorts and ski areas in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area. Sprinkled around the Lake Tahoe area, these nordic skiing areas are blessed with abundant snow, excellent accommodations, and easy access from Reno, Sacramento, and the Bay Area. Many of these ski areas also offer other winter sports opportunities, such as snowshoeing, sledding, and snow tubing. If crosscountry skiing isn't your thing, Lake Tahoe has one of the highest concentrations of downhill skiing and snowboarding resorts in North America.

Cross Country Ski Resorts for Everyone

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center - 15275 Alder Creek Rd. in Truckee. West of Reno, take the Donner State Park exit from I80.
- Information: (530) 587-9484
- Equipment Rentals: Prices and Gear Available
- Trail Passes: Prices, Discounts, Specials

Hope Valley Outdoors - at Pickett's Junction, the intersection of Highways 88 and 89
- Driving Directions
- Information: (530) 721-2015
- Equipment Rentals: Prices and Gear Available

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center - on Highway 88 at Kirkwood, CA
- Driving Directions
- Kirkwood Webcam
- Information: (209) 258-7248
- Snow Report: Snow and Weather Report
- Equipment Rentals: Prices and Gear Available
- Trail Passes: Prices, Discounts, Online Purchase

Northstar California Cross-Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center - south of Truckee, CA on Highway 267
- Driving Directions
- Northstar Webcams
- Information: (530) 562-3270
- Snow Report: Snow and Trail Report
- Learn How: Skiing and Snowshoe Lessons
- Equipment Rentals: Cross Country Skis and Snowshoes
- Trail Passes: For Crosscountry Skiing and Snowshoeing

Resort at Squaw Creek Nordic Center - south of Truckee on Highway 89
- Driving Directions
- Squaw Valley Webcams
- Information: (530) 583-6300
- Snowphone: (530) 452-4335
- Snow Report: Snow and Conditions Report
Call the information number for trail pass and equipment rental information.

Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort - west of Reno on I80 at Soda Springs/Norden exit - 9411 Pahatsi Road, Soda Springs, CA 95728
- Driving Directions
- Information: (530) 426-3871
- Equipment Rentals: Prices and Gear Available
- Trail Passes: Prices, Terms of Use
- Lessons: Group, Children, Private - Royal Gorge is now owned and operated by nearby Sugar Bowl Resort.

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area - north of Tahoe City on Highway 28, Lake Tahoe's west shore
- Driving Directions
- Information: (530) 583-5475
- Dog Trails: Two Dog-Friendly Ski Trails
- Trail Passes and Equipment Rentals: Prices and Gear Available
- Special Deals: Discounts, Passes, Lessons

Camp Richardson Mountain Sports Center - on Highway 89, southwest shore of Lake Tahoe
- Driving Directions
- Information: (530) 542-6584

Clair Tappaan Lodge - Sierra Club - west of Reno on I80 at Soda Springs/Norden exit
- Driving Directions
- Information: (530) 426-3632
- Equipment Rentals: Prices and Gear Available
- Trail Passes: Prices, Terms of Use

Spooner Lake Cross Country - Spooner Lake Cross Country is no longer in operation. There will be no trail grooming, but this part of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park will still be open to crosscountry skiing and snow play.

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