Snowplay's Full Moon Snowshoe Tour FAQs

Full Moon Snowshoe Tour FAQs

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Cost is $7.50 per person with your own snowshoes, or $15 with snowshoe rental.

Q: How do I register for a tour?

A: Guests may register by calling the Trout Creek Recreation Center at 530-587-9437 or online at A 48-hour advance registration is required.

Q: What is the tour?

A: Guests will experience a fun, scenic and educational snowshoe tour under the glow of the full moon and stars.

Q: When are the tours?

A: Tours are offered on selected Saturday nights throughout the winter, coinciding with the full moon calendar. A special sunset tour is offered on Valentine’s Day.

Q: Where and when do we meet?

A: Meet at the Trout Creek Recreation Center on Northwoods Blvd.  Arrive at least a half hour before the scheduled time to sign waivers and be fitted for snowshoes if renting. Guests will caravan to the trailhead on Glacier Way.

Q: Where do the tours take place?

A: Tours are conducted on Tahoe Donner property adjacent to Sunrise Bowl. The tour traverses across open meadows to the Glacier Point overlook above Donner Lake. Guests will enjoy a panoramic view with Mt. Rose to the east and Castle Peak to the west.

Q: How long is the tour?

A: Tours last two hours (depending on pace of group and snow conditions) and cover approximately three miles with about 500 feet of elevation change.

Q: How many people will be on the tour?

A: Group sizes vary, with a maximum of 30 people. We maintain a maximum guest-to-guide ratio of 10-1.

Q: Is the tour suitable for children?

A: Yes, children must be at least 12 years old and in good physical condition.

Q: What should I bring and wear?

A: Dressing in warm waterproof layers is suggested, including hat, gloves and sturdy snow boots. Participants should also bring water, a snack and a headlamp or flashlight.

Q: Do the tours ever get cancelled?

A: Yes. We require a minimum of five guests to be signed up. Tours may be cancelled due to insufficient registration and/or adverse weather or snow conditions. We attempt to provide notice of cancellation within 24 hours of departure time.

January 23, 2014

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