Details: 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe; www.camprichardson.com.
2. Northstar California Resort
Rentals here are offered at the Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center, located at mid-mountain. Northstar allows snowshoers to explore all 65 kilometers of its scenic cross-country trail system, which features terrain for all ability levels and “wilderness warming huts” with hot chocolate and tea. Also offered: Guided star-gazing tours.
Details: State Route 267 at Northstar Drive, Truckee; www.northstarcalifornia.com.
This is a great snowshoeing spot for visitors staying near Meyers in South Lake Tahoe. Rentals are available at Blizzard Mountain, located adjacent to the E Parking Lot. Sierra-at-Tahoe maintains three miles of groomed snowshoe trails that wind through “scenic hideaways and pristine alpine terrain.” Signs along the trails explain wildlife and other facts about the Sierra Nevada.
Details: 1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Road, Twin Bridges; www.sierraattahoe.com.