Lake Tahoe Basin

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) has begun the planning process to designate routes and areas for over-the-snow vehicle (OSV) use in the Lake Tahoe Basin. This process will update the current LTBMU Snowmobile guide and take a comprehensive look at access, parking, and motorized and non-motorized winter recreation opportunities.

For background information on this process, see our Winter Travel Planning page.

As part of the pre-scoping process, the LTBMU held three informational open houses in order to provide the public and interested stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback for the Winter Travel Management plan and accepted a first round of written comments. Click here to read the complete Winter Wildlands Alliance pre-scoping comments.

We have been working with our local partners Snowlands Network and the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance to outline goals and proposed solutions for the region. Click on the links below to download complete pre-scoping comments (pdf):

For the latest updates from the forest service office, check the LTBMU Winter Travel Management page. For updates, next steps, and specific action alerts on travel planning across the west and other important issues to the backcountry community, join us and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.