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Snowshoeing and Sledding In Northern Nevada

We are so lucky that we live so close to so many snow attractions. Pack your snow gear and head to the mountain for some snowshoeing and sledding in Northern Nevada.

What better way to spend a beautiful winter day than outside? From sledding to snowshoeing there is something for everyone! 

Popular Sledding Spots Close To Home

Here is a quick list of popular areas that are close to home! As always be safe and sled at your own risk.

  • Golden Eagle Regional Park
  • McQueen High School
  • South Meadows Sports Complex by the library
  • The park on Thomas Creek
  • Bowers Mansion
  • Arrow Creek Park

Snowshoeing and Sledding in Reno Tahoe Area

Adventure Mountain 

Cost: $15-$20 (you also have to pay the resort fee)
Resort Fee: $40 weekdays / $45 weekends

16 groomed sledding/tubing runs!  Resort fee is required. Each session is 2 hours.

Pro Tip: Kids sled free every tuesday and wednesday with a paid adult session (2 kids per 1 paying adult)! Confirm ahead of time with resort.

Boreal Mountain

Cost: Starts at $49

90 Minutes tubing sessions available!  Must have a reservation to play and sled.  Sledding requires you are at least 42 inches tall.  Reservation includes a tube.

Chickadee Ridge 

Cost: Free

Snowshoeing/hiking! Bring your own gear! A 2.1-mile snowshoe, cross-country ski or hike! This adventure is sure not to disappoint.  Located just up Mt Rose Highway.  It is a well-traveled hike. 

Galena Creek 

Cost: Free

Located just at the base of Mt. Rose.  Galena Creek is open year-round and has no entry. The winter hours are Monday – Sunday from 9 am- 4 pm. 

You can bring your own snow gear for sledding and snowshoeing! There are spots for sledding for all ages, along with areas to snowshoe. 

GRANLIBAKKEN

Cost: $25+

Location: Granlibakken, 725 Granlibakken Rd, Tahoe City, CA.

Located about an hour away from Reno. Book your 90-minute sledding session in advance to guarantee your spot! You do have to walk up the sled hill each time. They provide the sleds.

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Heavenly

Cost: Vary

Heavenly has something for everyone. Ride a mountain coaster, ice skate, or take a ride up the Gondola to enjoy the view.  At the top, they have a cafe so you can enjoy hot cocoa and a snack. At the top, you can also enjoy sledding.  

See the website for complete details regarding price, as well as age/height restrictions for the coaster and tubing.  Keep in mind that in order to sled you need to purchase tickets for the Gondola.



North Tahoe Regional Park Snow Play Area 

Cost: $5

North Tahoe Regional Park. The snow play area has groomed hills and great views. Here you can sled, snowshoe, cross country ski.  Dogs are allowed on leashes. The activities are free but parking is $5.

Bring your own sleds!

Soda Springs

Cost: Starts at $69

Your entry cost lets you enjoy all of adventure mountain activities from Tube Town or Planet Kids. Tube Town is a snow tubing area with up to 20 lanes and a lift to take you back to the top (Tube Town is for children 42” and taller).

Planet Kids is a snow playground that is recommended for kids 7 and younger.  It offers tubing carousel, lanes, ski/boarding learning, snow volcanoes for climbing and more!

Squaw Alpine

Just a short drive up to Squaw Alpine and you can have a snow day! Tubing is located at SnoVentures Activity Zone in the base area of Squaw Valley.

Kids need to be at least 40” to participate and parents are not allowed to ride in the same tube as their kids. See the website for pricing and hours. 

Palisades Tahoe – Snow and Disco Tubing 

Cost: starts at $42 for 55 minute session

Snow tubing and disco tubing is located at SnoVentures Activity Zone in the Olympic Valley base area adjacent to the parking lot. Reservations for tubing are 55 minutes long and riders must be at least 40 inches tall.

Tahoe City Winter Sports Park

Cost: Starts at $15

Something for everyone. Including sledding, snowshoeing,  more. Each activity is individually priced. See the website for hours and rates.  A waiver to sign is also available on their website. Gear available to rent.  

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Time To Play

There you have it! So many places to play in the snow! If you know if a place to sled or snowshoe that we are missing from our list leave us a comment below!

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!