Eagle Ridge is a locally-owned company that offers winter travelers the chance to go snowmobiling along 200 miles of groomed trails on 650 square miles in the Tahoe National Forest. Located between Truckee and Sierraville, this majestic region includes several alpine lakes such as Independence Lake, Jackson Reservoir, Weber Lake, Meadow Lake, Lake of the Woods, and many other small lake, as well as meadows of untracked snow, waterfalls, open wide trails, vistas of the Sierra Buttes and Sierra Nevada Mountain range.
Riders on 4-stroke eco-friendly snowmobiles will also visit the largest alpine meadow in the western United States at Little Truckee Summit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, and will learn about the pioneer history of the area and ride to historical landmarks that shaped the area such as Weber Hotel, and Henness Pass Road which is part of the emigrant trail.
The guided snowmobile routes travel the Henness Pass/California Trail which was the route of the largest migration known in the United States. Following the Donner Party disaster of 1846, this pass facilitated the westward movement during the Comstock era which facilitated the westward movement and Gold Rush which brought the era of the 49ers.
The staging area is at Little Truckee Summit OHV parking lot — from Truckee, go 14 miles north on Hwy 89, turn off to Jackson Meadows Reservoir, Webber Lake and Independence Lake.
Areas of Service and Expertise
Adventure tours are customized to the ability of the group, and guided by experienced CPR certified guides.
Owner, Robert Kellogg, has a passion for snowmobiling and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and wishes to share his enthusiasm for the forest and the majestic beauty with all he encounters. The guides, Gabor, Lucas, Paul, Daniel, Matt and Bob are certified in CPR and are experts on the 650 square mile area that they take their guests on. They take special care to assess the abilities of the group and take them on terrain that will accommodate their personal abilities, while showing them some of the spectacular sites and sights to behold in this awesome area.
Types of Experiences and Trips Provided
Two hour trips to all day trips are offered over 650 square miles of amazing and beautiful forest service land. Each tour is customized to the rider's level of ability. Eagle Ridge provides a magnificent family outing or team building adventure, and can accommodate small to large groups, or even customized guided adventures for individuals who make up their own itinerary.
Each tour includes snowmobile, full face helmet, experienced local guide, and above all, a great time.
Eagle Ridge uses 4 stroke eco-friendly sleds to keep up with the latest and newest technology the industry has to offer. It is one of the only snowmobile companies offering the newest sleds available. The 4 stroke machines are just as powerful as the old style machines, yet burn cleaner, there is less exhaust, less noise, and less impact on the environment. Eagle Ridge strives to keep our beautiful Sierra Mountain Range as pristine as possible while sharing its magnificent beauty with all who wish to experience the adventure.
ADA Accessibility Notes
Eagle Ridge offers a UTV, which is ADA accessible. The rider is securely harnessed, while the guide drives at a leisurely pace. Guests will need to wear a helmet for safety. The RZR is ideal for those with a variety of disabilities, and for those who do not wish to drive a snowmobile themselves yet wish to join in a great family adventure.