Free cross-country skiing at Spooner Lake

February 22, 2017

Spooner Lake has a system of cross-country ski trails that wind through the forest, across an open meadow and along the banks of Spooner Lake. The trail system is free to the public and made possible by a partnership between Nevada State Parks and Nevada Nordic, a non-profit group based in the Tahoe Basin. The scenic trail system includes several teardrop loops, offers both skate and classic skiing, and is intermediate with flat rolling terrain. These trails are great for both families and experienced skiers. Here are some trail etiquette rules so everyone has a fun time.

  • Do not walk on the trail in shoes or boots.
  • Dogs must be on a leash of not more than 6 feet in length and off to the side of the groomed trails.
  • Snowshoers are welcome, but should stay to the far edge and be careful not to mar the center of the trail where it is groomed for skiing.

Spooner Lake is part of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Access to the trails is free, but there is a park entrance fee of $7 per vehicle. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Spooner Lake is east of Carson City and south of Incline Village, at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Nevada 28.

Source story and photo: Nevada Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Cross country skiing, Spooner Lake, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, NV

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One Response to “Free cross-country skiing at Spooner Lake”


  1. it must be an exciting adventure!


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