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 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 Near Northern Nevada

Adventure Mountain 

16 groomed sledding/tubing runs!  They charge by the carload and is first come first serve.  Once they reach capacity they close and reopen every hour as capacity allows. Sled rentals are available.

Boreal Mountain

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 

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.  Bring some birdseed as this adventure is known for its bird feeding!

Galena Creek 

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. 


Location: Granblibakken, 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.

sledding in reno nevada


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.

Incline Village Snow Play Area

Bring your own snow equipment! This hill is family-friendly and great for young kids. The Incline Village snow play area is located on Fairway Blvd next to the Chateau Clubhouse on the golf course driving range.

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North Tahoe Regional Park Snow Play Area 

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

Choose 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!

See the website for pricing and hours. 

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 

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

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.  

sledding in reno

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!


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 hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and 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, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!