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Snow Sports In And Around El Dorado County

A ski or snowboard vacation at Lake Tahoe puts you inside that picture-perfect image of a winter wonderland. Take your pick of 15 alpine and 13 cross-country ski areas. South Lake Tahoe's three close alpine ski resorts, including world famous Heavenly, offer some of the steepest, deepest and most scenic runs in the West. All the areas offer child care facilities, children's ski programs and complimentary shuttle bus service from South Shore's lodging properties. [Map of the greater So. Lake Tahoe region courtesy of Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority]

Snow Sports in and around El Dorado County!

Lake Valley State Recreation Area

(530) 577-0802
Golf: (530) 525-7277
Ringed by mountains, Lake Valley State Recreation Area features a championship 18-hole golf course. Since the elevation is over 6,000 feet, shots carry farther in the thin mountain air. In the winter, the recreation area has snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Directions: The area is located 3/12 miles southeast of So. Lake Tahoe on U.S. 50. The nearest city is Meyers.

Sugar Pine Point State Park

(530) 525-7982
Reservation by telephone, please call 1-800-444-PARK (444-7275)
Sugar Pine Point State Park contains one of the finest remaining natural areas on Lake Tahoe. With nearly two miles of lake frontage, the park has dense forests of pine, fir, aspen and juniper. Deep-line anglers fish the lake's 300-foot deep underwater ledges for trout and salmon. Another attraction is the museum in the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (also known as Pine Lodge), a summer home built in 1903 in a grove of pine and cedar. During winter, the park features cross-country skiing areas.

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