$245 (Non-TRTA Members) and $220 (TRTA Members)

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS for a two-day Wilderness First Aid course. Whether you're a guide, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, this course will give you the skills you need to respond to a backcountry emergency when help is delayed.

Event Date 12/05/2015 08:00 am
Event End Date 12/06/2015 05:00 pm
Cut off date 12/03/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 30
Registered 6
Individual Price $245.00

Distance: .5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Description: Once a year, the night sky explodes with the spectacle of the Geminids Meteor Shower. Join the TRTATahoe Institute for Natural Science and Space Science for Schools and enjoy this spectacular celestial event with your friends and family.

To register for this event and to check out more Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) events, please visit the TINS website

Event Date 12/13/2015 08:00 pm
Event End Date 12/13/2015 10:00 pm
Cut off date 12/11/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 20
Individual Price Free
Distance: 4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Description: This National Winter Trails Day, The Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Sugar Pine Foundation will be co-hosting an afternoon snowshoe trek to Echo Lake. This will be a leisurely snowshoe from the parking lot to Lower Echo Lake (however, it could be more challenging if snow levels are deep). We will lunch at the old lodge, so please remember to bring lunch and snacks. Our destination provides great photo opportunities of Lower Echo Lake and the surrounding mountains of glacial moraine carved out millennia ago.
Cost: Although the hike is FREE, participants will need to purchase a $5 SnoPark parking permit. More information will be sent to participants upon registration.
Event Date 01/09/2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 01/09/2016 02:00 pm
Cut off date 01/07/2016 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Individual Price Free
Distance: 2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Description: This short and scenic hike will take you to viewpoints within Tahoe Meadows and along the Tahoe Basin ridgeline. There will be plenty of great photo opportunities to capture Lake Tahoe and the distant mountains of Mt. Rose Wilderness along the way and at the top. Please be sure to bring a camera! We will enjoy some wine and other goodies before ending a memorable Valentine's Day back at the trailhead.
Event Date 02/13/2016 04:00 pm
Event End Date 02/13/2016 06:30 pm
Cut off date 02/11/2016 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Individual Price Free
Distance: 8 miles
Difficulty: Difficult (length and elevation gain)
Description: This challenging snowshoe climbs for the first 4 miles, gaining over 1700 feet in elevation before topping out at the Martis Peak Lookout. The rewards are spectacular views of Truckee and Donner Pass, the Sierra Buttes and Lake Tahoe to the south. We will enjoy lunch at the top, so don't forget to bring one. Before signing up for this snowshoe be certain that you can hike 8 miles in snowshoes at altitude keeping in mind that there is a significant elevation gain. Please have a level of self-awareness. If you hiked all summer but have been hibernating all winter, this is not the event for you as it may be a safety hazard for you and is not fair to the other participants.
Event Date 03/05/2016 09:30 am
Event End Date 03/05/2016 04:00 pm
Cut off date 03/03/2016 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Individual Price Free

Wish you could get out on the Rim Trail this winter, but not sure if you're ready to take on the challenge alone? Then join the TRTA for Snow Camping 101 and learn how to approach your winter camping activities safely and comfortably. Experienced TRTA guides will be there every step of the way to share with you the fundamentals of winter weather, trip planning, winter Leave No Trace, backcountry cooking and staying warm.

$80 (Non-TRTA Members) and $60 (TRTA Members)

Event Date 03/12/2016 08:30 am
Event End Date 03/13/2016 12:00 pm
Cut off date 03/09/2016 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Individual Price $80.00

Distance: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Description: Join the TRTA and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) for a Winter Wildlife Survival snowshoe trek. This short and scenic hike will take you through Tahoe Meadows, composed of open field, lodgepole pine forests and scenic vistas. Along the way, TINS staff will discuss winter ecology concepts and the survival strategies and adaptations employed by animals from the Lake Tahoe Region. This hike is perfect for the whole family!

To register for this event and to check out more Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) events, please visit the TINS website

Event Date 03/19/2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 03/19/2016 12:30 pm
Cut off date 03/18/2016 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Individual Price Free