From touring the lake on a boat cruise to taking a walk through the â€œExplore Tahoe, an Urban Trailheadâ€ interpretive visitor center, there are more than a handful of ways to see and learn about Lake Tahoe. If you find yourself bored during the routine of a traditional tour group, discover the most exciting and comprehensive learning resource that is right outside our front door: the Ski with a Ranger program at Heavenly. Whether you are a long-time Tahoe resident or just here visiting for the week, there is no better way to become well-versed in the most interesting Lake Tahoe facts and history.
While skiing with a ranger you will learn about Heavenlyâ€™s unique relationship as Partners in Recreation with the U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. The organizations work together to share the important responsibility of maintaining a healthy forest and protecting our fragile ecosystem. The tour is highly interactive and includes an up-close and personal introduction to some of the most enchanting alpine trees in the world and the fascinating adaptation habits of Tahoe-native wildlife. Get an in-depth look at the geology and formation of Lake Tahoe as well as the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the area.
This on-mountain tour is free for intermediate (or above) skiers and snowboarders that already have a lift ticket or season pass. It begins at the top of the gondola every Monday and Friday at 10:00am and 1:00pm and lasts about an hour. Ski with a Ranger is on a first come, first serve basis so be sure to arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot, especially if you plan to take the tour with a group of friends or family members. I challenge everyone to try something new and go Ski with a Ranger!
~Margo Stoney, Marketing Coordinator