Blackwood Canyon is the West Shore’s most prominent canyon, holding so many zones that one would need a month of exploration to ski it all. The perfect place to spend your winter day, Blackwood Canyon is the only state managed sno-park on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. Within the canyon, Barker Pass Road serves as a wonderful trail for snowmobiling and cross-country skiers, and the top of the pass offers scenic views of the canyon below. Blackwood Canyon is full of prominent downhill ski locations that are not easily accessible but offer excellent backcountry experience and can be reached by snowmobiles. Pack up your skis and prepare yourself for a day of adventure!

  • Hours Seasonal SNO-PARK permits are available for purchase online.
  • Address CA-89, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Phone Lake Tahoe Basin Management: 530-543-2600
  • Website Blackwood Canyon
  • Best Feature Homewood Mountain Ski Resort, Squaw Valley Resort, the Rubicon Trail, the Tahoe State Recreation Area, and Burton Creek State Park are all located nearby.
  • Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling

Located on the west side of Highway 89, three miles south of Tahoe City.


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