One-of-a-kind adventures
in a one-of-a-kind place.

Outdoor Adventure

Lake Tahoe just two blocks down the road. The nearest chairlift less than two miles from your classroom. And 13 other epic resorts within a mere 90-minutes.

Our Outdoor Adventure (OA) program hosts activities to keep you busy all semester. Bike the Flume Trail one weekend and backpack in Yosemite the next. During the winter, visit some of the local resorts or spend the night in a backcountry hut. The SNC OA program provides the opportunity and the gear to try something new all year round.

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to surf. Or rock – climb. Climbing is a year around sport here. During warmer weather join Outdoor Adventures for afternoon outings, then come to our local climbing gym when the snow flies. The SNC Climbing Club is open to all SNC students, beginner to expert.


How Do You Like the Water?

Dig in and paddle hard navigating class III rapids with experienced guides on the South Fork of the American River. Or explore the lake using one of the college’s 12 paddle boards.


Go Wild

Spend the night under the stars and the days exploring backcountry areas like Desolation Wilderness, the Tahoe Basin and Yosemite. Equipment provided!



The Tahoe Basin is a mountain biking paradise. Or go canyoneering!


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Student Activities   Life in Lake Tahoe