Hope Valley, approximately 35 minutes south of Lake Tahoe, is a beautiful gem tucked in the Sierra Mountains. This is the first time I have gone snowshoeing, which is great fun. The quiet brisk air and the vibrance of the sun bouncing off the pristine snow is exhilarating. Occasionally, we’d catch sight of birds, deer or rabbits. If you plan to visit, I recommend Sorensen’s. Their quaint cabins are comfortable and fit the atmosphere to a tee.