**Mountain Sports Center is temporarily closed for the usual winter prep. Check back for updates**

When you stay at Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe, there's no need to travel for your equipment rental needs. That's what Mountain Sports Center is here for! Whatever the season, the Mountain Sports Center is your on-site resource for all your Lake Tahoe recreation needs. Not only do we have information on recreation within the Tahoe area, we rent some of the best (and biggest selection of) equipment on the lake. From full suspension mountain bikes, to tandem bikes, to snowshoes, to cross-country skis, we offer equipment rentals and information to make your visit to Camp Richardson Historic Resort a time of adventure and fun for the whole family.

Call 530.542.6584 to reserve your rental. 



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For mountain biking and hiking in South Lake Tahoe on some of the finest trails found in the United States, stop by the Mountain Sports Center at Camp Richardson (located directly across from the hotel). With one of the lake's largest selection of bikes to rent, and the most up-to-date information on where to ride or hike, the Mountain Sports Center also features a large selection of maps, guidebooks and bike accessories.

Located right on a paved bike path, the Mountain Sports Center is the closest bike rental location to the Tallac Historic Estates, the USFS Stream Profile Chamber, as well as several small alpine lakes and waterfalls. There are miles of safe, paved trails which are perfect for the entire family, as well as fabulous single track and dirt roads for Lake Tahoe mountain biking. Bike to Valhalla, Pope and Baldwin Beaches. 

In addition, Camp Richardson is easy access to Desolation Wilderness and hundreds of incredible Lake Tahoe hiking trails from family friendly strolls, to steep, majestic climbs. Close by is the Rainbow Trail, a 1-mile loop hiking trail good for all skill levels.

Please note: Camp Richardson Resort has a strict no smoking in the buildings and no pet policy.

  • Bike Rentals
  • Bike Accessories & Repairs
  • Hiking/Biking Information & Maps


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Call 530.542.6584 to reserve your rental.


Cross Country Ski Trails

When the snow flies the fun continues at Camp Richardson! Enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing many other Lake Tahoe winter activities at the Mountain Sports Center. Recently voted "Best Place to Cross Country Ski" by Tahoe locals, the Mountain Sports Center offers groomed and marked trails for beginner to expert and is a great place to ski along the shores of Lake Tahoe.

The miles of summer bike trails are magically changed to a beautiful white winter wonderland for skiing and snowshoeing. It's a great way to enjoy winter in South Lake Tahoe with the whole family.

Camp Richardson's Mountain Sports Center Winter hours are 9am-4pm daily. 530.542.6584

  • Cross-country Ski Rentals and Trails (10km groomed trails)
  • Snowshoe Rentals
  • Snowshoe Trails
  • Lake View Ski Trails


Half Day

Full Day

Snowshoe Adult $19 $23
Snowshoe Child $12


X-C Ski Adult $19 $23
X-C Ski Child $12 $15
Trail Pass $7 $12
Sleds $8 $12

Please note: Camp Richardson Resort has a strict no-pet policy.

Reminiscent of a time when friendship was a lifelong endeavor and vacation meant leaving your troubles at the door. A year-round Lake Tahoe destination resort of pure relaxation offering historic Tahoe lodging, camping, boating, biking, beach-going, lakeside dining, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, and more. All on the south shore of one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the world, Lake Tahoe, and just minutes from world-class ski/board resorts and casinos.

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