The Winter Trek is an expert-guided tour for students. It offers middle school kids a way to get outside in the winter months and explore the winter ecology in the Truckee Tahoe area.
About the Trek
Sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit treks will start on March 1st and will continue 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the end of the month, weather permitting. Reservations are required for the field trips are approximately three hours long.
Led by Forest Service rangers and community c=volunteers, the Winter Trek program offers fifth-graders an outdoor winter ecology learning experience that takes place at 9,100 feet via the gondola at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The program includes a physical education snowshoeing adventure, while learning about water conservation, land stewardship, and fire and forest ecology of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Winter Trek is a cooperative effort between the Forest Services, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Great Basin Institute, and the Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority’s Explorer Tahoe Visitor Center
Important Information about the Trek
All participants are required to wear a mask when indoors and to practice social distancing. Additionally, all schools must continue to follow their school district’s coronavirus policies and guidelines.
For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Elisa Escobar at email@example.com. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and can fill up quickly. Visit go.usa.gov/xtRfn to download the forms and other materials needed.
Record-Courier, The. “Winter Trek Returns to Heavenly.” TahoeDailyTribune.com, TahoeDailyTribune.com, 16 Feb. 2022, https://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/winter-trek-returns-to-heavenly/.