Ski & Ride Tahoe
The best of winter
. . . at one of the country’s best ski colleges.
Get a great education AND your time on the mountain. Catch a few runs before or after your college classes at Diamond Peak, our local resort.
Then take your pick of all the ski resorts in the Tahoe Basin on the weekends. Whatever your ability level, riding style, and terrain preference, with over 15 resorts within driving distance you’ll find your fit.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
- The 10 Best Colleges for Skiers
- The 25 Best Schools for Skiers & Snowboarders in 2016
- The 10 Best Colleges in the U.S. for Skiers
- Best Colleges for Winter Enthusiasts
– U.S. News and World Report
- Ski to Your Degree: We rank the top 10 colleges for skiers
- The Top 10 Best Colleges for Ski Racing
What’s Your Style?
I’m a Competitor.
SNC Tahoe’s Alpine, Freeski, and Snowboard teams are among the best college ski and snowboard teams in the country. The Eagles have brought home USCSA national championships every year since joining in the association in 1990, when it was still the NCSA.
I’m a Winter Enthusiast.
The Lake Tahoe Basin and Sierra Nevada backcountry offer every possible type of resort, terrain, and way to play in the snow. Most resorts offer discounted passes for full-time college students. Or venture into the backcountry. The college offers both free student activity trips and for-credit classes in backcountry skiing and riding, avalanche rescue, and wilderness emergency medicine.
I’m a Recreational Skier or Rider.
It couldn’t be easier. Go when you want, where you want. Learn something new, challenge yourself, or just relax with friends. Enjoy!
Some of Our Favorite Resorts
Distance: 30 mi. (45 minutes)
Woodward Tahoe is a proud local partner of SNC. Contact the mountain services desk after Sept. 1 to find out how to get a screaming deal!
Distance: 23 mi. (45 minutes)
College passes available (use dropdown)
Distance: 1.4 mi. (5 minutes!) Shuttle bus service from campus.
College passes available
Distance: 14 mi. (30 minutes)
College passes available, passes include access to Northstar, Heavenly Valley, and Kirkwood.
Winter in the Backcountry
Backcountry riding combines the thrills of downhill riding with the challenge of backpacking – all in amazing settings with excellent untouched snow. The Northern Sierra/Lake Tahoe region is the perfect location, with 1500 sq miles of amazing terrain right in our backyard.
Earn college credit for discovering a whole new world of skiing and snowboarding. The Expedition Backcountry Skiing course includes a 3 day expedition into the Desolation Wilderness, where the class works together to attempt a summit and descent of one of the major peaks in the region! SNC provides the basic gear to get you into the field.