Groomed Nordic Ski Trails Free to the Public Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park
Through a private-public partnership, California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation successfully brought back free Nordic skiing at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park along Lake Tahoe’s Westshore. The public can ski on the trails made famous when the 1960 Winter Olympics’ biathlon and cross-country events were held there. The snow trails will continue to be groomed for the remainder of the snow season every Monday and Friday. Call the Park Snow-phone for up to date grooming and park information at 530-525-7982.
There have been various threats to the continued grooming of the cross-country ski trails at Sugar Pine Point due to funding shortages. “The trails are such a benefit to the community and it’s wonderful that the Sierra State Parks Foundation can offer them,” said Susan Grove, Board Member of Sierra State Parks Foundation. This donor-supported program depends on the dedication and diligence of volunteers Rob Weston and Ray O’Brien whop consistently maintain the trails despite the overwhelming amount of snow this winter. Free trail maps are available at the trailhead or by visiting the Sierra State Parks Foundation website at www.SierraStateParks.org.
The Sierra State Parks Foundation believes the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area California State Parks are unique treasures worthy of our support. We fund projects and programming that connects people with our rich natural resource and cultural heritage. Because of our work and advocacy, our valuable State Parks will continue to be places of inspiration and education for generations to come.