SNU Tahoe Outdoor Adventures takes students on hike on the Flume Trail that runs above Incline Village
If you want to get out and explore there will be no shortage of opportunities here.

Life in Lake Tahoe

Beautiful Lake Tahoe. Great Ski Resorts. The Sierra Nevada Backcountry. It’s all here, all year round.

Hit the Slopes

Looking for a college near ski resorts?

Don’t just take our word that you will ride on some of the best terrain in the world here – it’s hard to find a top-ten list out there that doesn’t feature a Tahoe area resort. With Diamond Peak just up the road (literally!) and nineteen resorts within two hours of campus there is always something for everyone, from first timer to backcountry expert.

Student at SNU Tahoe skis at Heavenly Ski Resort, which is in South Lake Tahoe
SNU Tahoe student plays at Boreal Ski Reort

It’s Not Just About Snow

Looking for a college near Lake Tahoe?

Here there’s mountain biking, rock-climbing, hiking, and backpacking; sailing, water skiing, paddle boarding, beach volleyball, and kayaking; and some of the continent’s most spectacular sunsets. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find something to suit you.

SNU Tahoe students go paddle boarding and kayaking on Lake Tahoe
SNU Tahoe students can hike at Shirley Canyon near Squaw Valley

Get Lost!

Discover the call of the wild. Sierra Nevada University is surrounded by many thousands of acres of unspoiled backcountry.

The Flume Trail is a few minutes away from SNU Tahoe, a great hiking and mountain biking trail
Sierra Nevada University students participated in Wilderness Orientation that takes them to Desolation Wilderness before classes begin

Go Out and Play

Catch your favorite bands at one of the many venues in Reno, Crystal Bay, and South Lake Tahoe. Or immerse yourself at a high country music festival.

Lost Sierra Hoedown, created by SNU Alumni Drew Fisher, is an annual event for students and general public to attend
Reno, the Biggest Little City in the World, is a short drive away from SNU Tahoe

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