If you parked at the Sno-park, cross highway 89 and ski along the bike
trail back towards the Visitor Center. There is almost always a trail
at the Visitor Center gate, however, there might also be a trail just
after you cross Taylor Creek heading towards the lake. If there is,
follow this trail along the creek past the Stream Profile Chamber and
through leafless groves of Aspen. The trail will then leave the creek
and head toward the Visitor Center. From the Visitor Center, a trail
heads towards Lake Tahoe and Visitor Center Beach where you can take
in inspiring views of Lake Tahoe and Mt.
Tallac. From the beach, a trail is usually laid just back from the
shore all the way to the Tallac Historic Site. Here you can ski past
the old summer homes of San Francisco's rich and famous all the way
to Valhalla, a bequtiful timber and stone building.
are many variations in this area, making it easy to tailor your ski
tour to your ability and condition. From the Visitor Center to the beach
and back is under 1 mile, while a full loop of the entire area is closer
to 3 miles. To extend the tour even farther, cross back over highway
89 at Fallen Leaf Lake Road and head over to Fallen
Leaf Lake and Taylor Creek.
Concerns: Pack it in, pack it out!
Park so as not to interfere with snow removal!