Scenic Sliding at Spooner Lake XC

Scenic Sliding at Spooner Lake XC

Uncrowded groomed tracks, like the Saint’s Rest Trail (above, photo by Tim Hauserman), and stunning lake views await skiers at Nevada’s lone cross-country resort, run by husband-and-wife Max Jones, skate skiing (right), and Patti McMullan, at the Wildcat Cabin (below right), one of two wilderness log cabins available for rent. Photos courtesy of Spooner Lake XC A mountain bike mecca in summer, Tahoe’s east shore is just as spectacular in winter but much less crowded By Tim Hauserman Many adventurers in the summer and fall head to Spooner Summit on the east side of Lake Tahoe for epic riding or hiking on the Flume Trail. Some are not aware that this area is equally fine during the winter, when it becomes Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area, Nevada’s only groomed cross-country ski resort. Since 1985, Max Jones and his wife Patti McMullan, have operated Spooner Lake Cross Country. For Max...
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