Camp Richardson Cross-Country Ski Center: On the beach with 35 km's of groomed trails and additional marked trails venturing into Desolation Wilderness. Full moon guided tours, lodging/cross-country ski packages, group lessons and rentals. Cost $5. Off Hwy. 89 on the way to Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA. 530-541-1801.
Bijou Cross-Country: Informal 4 km marked trail across Bijou Community Park. No trail fee, but no rental equipment or lessons are available. Take Hwy. 50 to Al Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA. 530-542-6056.
Hope Valley Cross-Country Ski Center: 60 miles of trails, 10 groomed, in meadow and forest. Children can ski in the new mini-ski area. Staff escorts guests on Full Moon Tours, Wildlife Tours and Backcountry Skills Seminars. No trail fees are charged, but they rely on voluntary donations. Lessons and rentals. Take State Route 89 south from South Lake Tahoe, turn left on State Route 88, Hope Valley, CA. 14655 Highway 88, Hope Valley, CA 96120 - 530-694-2266.