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Ski with a Ranger: Get the Facts and Make Some Turns

ski with a ranger

From touring the lake on a boat cruise to taking a walk through the “Explore Tahoe, an Urban Trailhead” 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 Heavenly’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


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