Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Adventure @ Northstar 2019Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Adventure @ Northstar 2019

We are delighted to invite you to our third annual HCSV Snowshoe Event. You can make a whole day or weekend out of it at Northstar, where you can snowshoe dusk to starry night.

Our event organizer, Andrea Wuttke, will be leading those who stay over into Sunday on another hike on Sunday morning.

Our Saturday afternoon Snowshoe Tour begins at the resort's Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center (where you can rent area) and will take you through the pine forests down to the Village at Northstar. You will explore the wilderness of the Lake Tahoe Mountain range with stunning views to Lake Tahoe. Our tour will lead into the pine forests towards historic routes the first settlers and original tribal routes in use for centuries.

Our tour ends with a downhill walk towards our dedicated fire place, we our group will be served with hot chocolate and grilled marshmallows and other delicious surprises. Outside food and beverages are allowed as well.

The weather at Northstar is supposed to be great, sunny and snowy.

We will move through pine forests to various scenic vistas, concluding the tour at the The Village at Northstar, where we will have a private fire pit waiting for us to enjoy snacks and hot cocoa.

Date And Time

Sat, March 2, 2019
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST


Starbucks Northstar Village
100 Northstar Dr
Truckee, CA 96161


Harvard Club Member RSVP (and Members' Guests) - $95
Non Member RSVP - $110

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  • 12 Noon: Meet and at the Starbucks Northstar Village to check in for our group.
  • 1PM. Depart on tour with our designated guides. During the trek, we will have a break for light refreshments at a scenic spot
  • 4-5PM Conclude Tour at The Village at Northstar. We will have a firepit waiting for us for a relaxed time of hot drinks and snacks.
  • Optional: Dinner with the group at a nearby restaurant. Details to be sent to registered guests.
What's Included:
  • Daypass to the Snowshoe trails
  • Gondola Fare
  • Guided Tour
  • All equipment (snowshoes, boots, poles)
  • Snacks and Firepit party

Q: Do I need snowshoe experience?

A: No! This trip is appropriate for novices as well as experienced snowshoers.

Q: How strenuous will the hike be?

A: We will move at a pace appropriate to our group as assessed by our guides. There isn't a lot of elevation change on these trails, so we will not cross steep terrain.

Q: What special gear, clothing or equipment do I need?

A: All the special equipment is included in the tour price, including the boots to wear with the snowshoes. We recommend that you wear layers appropriate to snow and have pants that are water resistant or moisture wicking. Gloves, hats, scarves and sunglasses are also recommended.

We have set up a separate carpool site for the group to organize ride sharing to and from the event. You can find this page here:

Buses and Transportation:
There are a number of options available to get to Northstar for those who do not wish to drive: Information can be found here:

Overnight Accommodations:
For those wishing to make an overnight trip, we recommend the Inn at Truckee:

For those staying over into Sunday, part of the group will be meeting for another hike led by Andrea Wuttke, details to be sent to registered attendees.

Andrea will be on site and will give your names to the venue so that you can be admitted when you arrive. Her E-Mail is listed below so you can email her you have any further questions or difficulties connecting with the group.

Andrea Wuttke E-Mail:

Harvard Club of Silicon Valley in Partnership with:
Harvard Club of San Francisco
Harvard Club of Sacramento

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Liability Disclaimer: Outdoor events such as hikes, walks, and bike rides are activities that involve the risk of property loss and personal injury, including but not limited to permanent disability and death. By registering or participating in this event ("Activity"), you and your estate agree to waive any and all claims of liability against the Harvard Club of San Francisco (the "Club"), the Club's officers, event organizers, volunteers, agents, and affiliates for any and all injury or damages that you may experience. You and your estate further agree to indemnify the Club, the Club's officers, event organizers, volunteers, agents, and affiliates against any and all claims brought by third parties who allege that you are legally responsible for property loss and/or personal injury during an Activity. You agree to assume all risk of personal injury, death, or property loss that might result from participation in the Activity.