Interchangeable Daily Rentals
are available at the Ski Shop.
These include skis, snowboards, and snowshoes. Use of the
snow tubes and sleds is complimentary. All activities are subject to availability and weather
conditions. Activities rotate, and therefore a specific activity
may not be available on a given day.
Lessons are offered daily, and may vary. Equipment rental during
each lesson is free.
Sign-ups for lessons are posted at the front desk during
time the night before. Sign-ups are on a first come, first
served basis. Please call ahead of time for availability of
group and private lessons.
High Sierra Cross Country Skiing
Cross country skiing is Montecito Sequoia Lodge’s premier winter
sport. Our cross-country ski trails begin right at the steps of
Sequoia Lodge. Between 30 and 50 km of trails are regularly
groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Our diverse terrain
accommodates skiers of all levels. Follow our trails through pine and fir
forests to spectacular vistas of the Sierras, the Great Western
Divide, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Discover the
beauty and peace of winter in the Sierras!
Sequoia National Forest is full of open bowls and hills that are perfect for backcountry snowboarding. Beginners
will find groomed practice hills closer to Sequoia Lodge.
are available at the Mountain Top Ski Shop.
Take a hike in the snow. Let our Mountain Top Ski Shop staff help you get
into some snow shoes, pick a route, and go! We have miles of
trails in our backyard with grand vistas and rolling terrain.
Snow Tubing & Sledding
There are lots of hills at Montecito Sequoia Lodge that are
perfect for tubing and sledding. In fact, there’s something for
everyone, from beginner to daredevil. Bring your own plastic
sleds, or borrow our tubes and sleds.
build on your skill by investing time in a 90-minute lesson!
We offer introductory and intermediate cross-country ski lessons for
children (ages five and up) and adults. Our experienced instructors will help
your child develop balance, coordination, and a love for the
winter environment. These sessions will allow all who partake to learn basic ski skills,
like gliding, climbing hills, and skiing downhill under control,
in a playful
and supportive setting. More
advanced skiers can challenge themselves with new techniques
like diagonal stride skiing, skate skiing, and telemarking.
Sign up for a 90-minute lesson with our trained ski
school staff. Learn the fundamentals and build your
confidence in this exciting sport while in a safe environment.
Snow Shoe Tours
A snowshoe walk with a naturalist is an inspiring experience.
Take an interpretive tour through stunning backcountry to
magnificent mountain vistas. No previous snow shoeing experience
Have a blast snow
tubing on Dandy’s Hill! Race down the slope in a giant snow
tube, then let our 400-foot rope-tow pull your tube back to the
top of the hill so you can do it all over again. Night tubing is
a small additional fee, but does not require sign-ups.
Other Winter Activities
We offer daily
programming for children 5–12 years old. Older children
are welcome to join in, and those who are younger are also welcome, with
the supervision of a parent. The program is customized by our
talented staff to fit the size and age range of the group.
Activities include both indoor and outdoor play and can include
tubing, fort-building, arts & crafts, and more.
Arts & Crafts
creative nature! Paint t-shirts, make
beaded jewelry, ice candles, and more.