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Snow Sports In And Around El Dorado County

There are 19 SNO-PARK sites along the Sierra Nevada open seasonally between November 1st and May 30th. Distinctive brown highway signs located along highways identify the SNO-PARKs. At each SNO-PARK, visitors have access to snow-cleared parking lots and sanitation facilities. The sites can accommodate self-guided activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and general snow play. Snow conditions determine accessibility and opportunities available at each site. Visitors are required to display a parking permit* for each vehicle parked at a SNO-PARK. Seasonal SNO-PARK permits are available for purchase online. This online service allows visitors an easy and convenient way to purchase SNO-PARK permits. Permits may be purchased by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or e-check. Daily permits may be purchased for $5.00; seasonal permits $25.00. An online service fee of $1.95 will be added to the price of each permit.

Adventure Mountain, Lake Tahoe (formerly Echo Summit Sno-Park) – This facility is now privately owned and features groomed and managed sledding hills, restrooms, and parking. Fees: User fees are $15.00 per vehicle and an extra parking fee for larger vehicles such as motor homes and vehicles with trailers. Currently there are no season passes and no overnight parking. Sno-Park tickets will not be accepted. Open/Close: 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week from late November to April, weather permitting.

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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