Snow adventures in the alpine.

From world-class skiing and riding to thrilling backcountry snowmobiling, sleigh rides to snow play, choose your winter adventure in El Dorado County. Whether you crave the steep and deep, perfect corduroy, or off-the-beaten path exploration, you'll find it here.

Find Winter Fun in El Dorado County

Trip Picks

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly boasts unparalleled views. A higher elevation and the most skiable terrain at Lake Tahoe mean that you have more hidden glades to explore and groomers to rip here. There’s plenty for non-skiers, too, including scenic gondola rides


With 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra-at-Tahoe is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Magical, raw, expansive, and remote – Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. With the deepest, driest snow around and some of North America’s most diverse and challenging terrain, Kirkwood offers big mountain riding with small town attitude.

Cross-Country Skiing

Whether you prefer groomed tracks or breaking your own trail, you’ll find ample cross-country skiing options throughout El Dorado County.


Exploring the Sierra high country by snowmobile is not to be missed. Expansive views and the thrill of driving a snow machine are just two of many reasons to try it.

Sleigh Rides

If your idea of a winter wonderland involves sitting under blankets in a horse-drawn sleigh, you’ve come to the right place!

Snow Play

From sledding to snowman-building, kids of all ages can find joy in playing in the snow.