Lake Tahoe Cross-Country Skiing: North Shore
  • Cross-country ski areas on the North Shore are great for everyone. Northstar-at-Tahoe is great for families and if you brought your dog along, check out the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area.

    Northstar California

    A different experience from most cross-country ski areas, primarily because it requires you to buy a trail pass at the Village Center and then take the Big Springs Express Gondola or Village Express Quad Chairlift to reach its 50 kilometers of trails. The trail systems features three warming huts with free hot drinks. On some occasions, Northstar’s trails hook up with the neighboring Tahoe Cross-Country Trail system.

    Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area

    One of the few areas that allows you to let your dog run along with you on the trails. Dog passes are $4 and you have to clean up after them (poop bags are provided). It offers 65 kilometers of groomed trails on 19 trails. It also offers free beginners and skating lessons at various times throughout the winter.

    Also check out cross-country skiing at:

    East Shore | South Shore | West Shore | Truckee