Plumas-Eureka State Park offers Nordic trails, longboard races

Plumas-Eureka State Park

The breathtaking scenery of the Lost Sierra becomes a winter wonderland with Nordic ski and snowshoe trails offered at Plumas-Eureka State Park. There are also backcountry trails and many like to try their hand at the historic Johnsville Ski Area. The Nordic trail system is managed by volunteers with the Plumas-Eureka State Park Association volunteers and trail maps are available at each trailhead.

State Park staff occasionally offer guided tours during the winter. Follow the park on Facebook @Plumas Eureka State Park for upcoming events.

Free trail access | The use of the trails is free, but donations are requested to maintain the trails for $5 per day or $20 for the season. Donations may be made at

Longboard Races | The Plumas Ski Club hosts the Historic Longboard Revival Races each year at the Johnsville Ski Bowl, located within the park. The races are open to everyone and are great fun to watch. Contestants wear 1860s attire and race downhill on 9- to 16-foot wooden skis, many of which are handmade. Parking is limited, so be sure to arrive early and take the shuttle. |

Read the 17th Annual Tahoe Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Guide


  • Jan. 20, Feb. 17 & March 16 | Longboard Revival Races
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Katherine Hill
Katherine first moved to Tahoe in 1998 and has been in love with the Tahoe Sierra region since. She has been in the journalism field for more than 25 years and has worked for daily and weekly newspapers and magazines, as well as online publications and Web sites, as an award-winning writer and editor. In the fall of 2013, Katherine became only the third owner of the Tahoe Weekly magazine, and today serves as its Publisher and Editor In Chief. She also volunteers as a board member on of the Tahoe City Downtown Association, a commissioner on the North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council and is a member of the TBID Advisory Committee for the North Tahoe Community Alliance. She is also a past commissioner of the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Commission.