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Join National Winter Trails Day

Nevada Appeal News Service

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association celebrates the annual National Winter Trails Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 8. National Winter Trails Day is an excellent way to learn more about the array of winter recreation opportunities on the Tahoe Rim Trail and in the Lake Tahoe area.

Participate in a day of winter recreation, presentations and activities near the west end of Tahoe Meadows on the south side of Mt. Rose Highway.

To participate, please contact Tom at 775-298-0238 or e-mail programs@tahoerim trail. org.

The TRTA will be offering free guided snowshoe hikes throughout the day, providing users with useful information on winter travel as well as dramatic views of Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Mountain Sports will also be on site to showcase winter recreation gear, from MSR and Kahtoola snowshoes to avalanche beacons and probes.

A presentation by the American Red Cross on winter safety and preparedness will take place at noon, along with an assortment of other talks on how to make this winter season as enjoyable as possible.

For younger winter enthusiasts, there will be an ongoing snowman contest throughout the day, along with snow shelter construction and demonstrations.

Explore Tahoe will also be partnering with TRTA in hosting a guided snowshoe hike from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kingsbury North Trailhead near Heavenly Mountain Resort for residents and visitors of South Lake Tahoe.

Post-hike hot beverages and treats will be provided.

To participate at South Lake Tahoe, please call Lauren Tomaselli at Explore Tahoe at 530-542-4637.