Cycling: Home of the annual "Death Ride," the Carson Valley is famous for its many passes offering challenges to the serious rider as well as gentler rides down in the valley.
Fishing: Rivers are stocked regularly and there are excellent opportunities for both fly fishing and sport fishing in the surrounding rivers and lakes. Package rates with fishing guide are available. For the latest fishing reports call toll free 866 258-5949 or visit: www.theanglersedge.com or www.woodfordsstation.com
Birding: The rural character of the Carson Valley provides exception opportunities for bird watching as do the Sierra Nevada mountains. We provide a birding map for your convenience.
Hunting and Shooting: Pheasant, chukar, duck hunting and sporting clays are available nearby at Red Hills Hunting Preserve. (775) 266-3856
Golf: There are four courses right here in the Carson Valley and a total of nine between here, Tahoe and Reno. There are special prices for packages of several days or more.
Hiking: The Sierra Mountains provide unlimited trails for all abilities and the nearby Bureau of Land Management property provides an opportunity to wander the sage brush just like the cowboys of yore. A hike around Spooner Lake is pleasant for a day hike and picnic. Another interesting trail is the Rubicon Trail along the edge of Lake Tahoe which runs around Emerald Bay from D.L. Bliss State Park, through Vikingsholm Castle to Emerald Bay State Park. We furnish maps of all the trails in the area for your convenience.
Kayaking: Kayaks can be rented individually or for guided tours. There are a number of lovely quiet lakes within an hour's drive as well as Lake Tahoe. www.sportingrage.com
Rafting: Many tours are available locally. The Carson Valley River provides an excellent vista first of pine trees and then sage when one launches from Hangman's Bridge in Markleeville. The day long trip stops at a hot spring for lunch and soaking.
Swimming: There is a swimming complex with an Olympic size pool here in town and we are just 30 minutes from the beach at Lake Tahoe.
Soaring: The Carson Valley is world famous for its up-drafts bouncing up after dropping down the steep slopes of the Sierras. International meets are held annually. Take a tour over Lake Tahoe or take some lessons and start a new hobby. We're less than 30 minutes from the airport. www.soaringnv.com
Water Skiing, Sailing and Boating: We are just 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe where all manner of boats may be rented. There are also smaller lakes within an hour's drive where fishing boats and kayaks may be rented.
Tennis: Very nice public courts are available nearby.
Ice Skating: There is a covered ice skating rink at South Lake Tahoe open year round.
Horse Back Riding: There are public stables located just 30 minutes away in South Lake Tahoe. Zephyr Cove Stables (775) 588-3664
Skiing: We are just 20 minutes from Heavenly Valley and less than an hour from Kirkwood Meadows.
Dog Sledding: Just 30 minutes from here you will be in another world rushing along behind the huskies. www.highsierra.com/sst/pages/hopevly.htm
Snow Shoeing: Kirkwood Meadows and Hope Valley both have trails and rentals for your convenience.
Skydiving: The Minden Airport is located less than 30 minutes away and beginners can immediately do tandem sky diving over Lake Tahoe and of course, there is solo skydiving for the experienced divers as well. www.skydivetahoe.com