For riders and tourists who want to spend their vacation riding a snowmobile, Lake Tahoe is a must visit place. The area receives snowfall early in the season and continues to do so until spring. Located at an altitude of over 6000 ft., the surrounding area of Lake Tahoe is covered by forests of pines and firs. A great destination for snowmobiles, Lake Tahoe stays frozen throughout the winter season.
There are 200 miles of groomed trails spanning through the 650 square miles of Tahoe National Forest. Beside the groomed trails, the area provides plenty of opportunities to snowmobile riders who want to go off-trail and explore unchartered powder.
Being a hub of winter sports such as snowmobiles, Lake Tahoe receives a high number of tourists. Adventure seekers can even go on a cross-country riding trip riding across the vast fields of powder ice, ascending and descending the towering mountains, and waving through the snow-laden forests.
Hosting different types of trails for snowmobiles, Lake Tahoe is a heaven for beginner and professional snowmobilers alike.
There are many trails that lead to Hope Valley area which is at an elevation of 7200 ft. in Alpine County and is at a little distance south of the lake. Hope Valley has many scenic spots like the West Fork Carson River and pine forests with large camping grounds. The trails go through the charming valleys, mountain slopes and national forests in the vicinity and provide a visual treat. Snowmobile riders who want to explore the unknown can go deep into the backcountry. There are rapid climbs and steep descents that provide a thrilling experience for snowmobilers who are addicted to adrenaline.
Faith Valley is a flat area in Alpine Country that allows riders to open the throttle of their snowmobiles and determine how fast they can go. It is a great spot for beginners and tourists who are new to the sport. The trails offer a panoramic view of the expansive Sierra Crest ridgeline towering at over 10,000 ft. The trails travel alongside lakes and creeks and provide a great sense of adventure.
The Charity Valley is the home to adventurous trails and breathtaking sites that make it a must visit place for riders and tourists. Snowmobile trails in the area provide a stunning view of the county backdropped by the quaint Markleeville Peak. The trails further lead to the Charity Canyon and go by the cabins built by early settlers in the area. The canyon has dense forests like the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest with steep trails going through the snow-laden pine and fir trees. There are several hot geysers and ponds in the area. Some trails climb to an elevation of 8,300 ft. and presents a gorgeous view of the peak named The Nipple. Majority of the snowmobiles trails in the area are well groomed.
The precipitous trails of Sierra Nevada will entice professional riders to get their snowmobile to Lake Tahoe. Situated at a higher elevation than the Hope Valley, the area has trails that start from 7,000 ft. and go over 10,000 ft high peaks. The beautiful scenery has canyons, meadows, lakes, and rivers alongside the trails. Snowmobilers can have fun while reveling in the natural beauty of the area.