If the stars shine brighter in the mountains, then Tony Berendsen is the maestro of the Milky Way. For 10 years, Tony has been leading Star Tours
out of Northstar-at-Tahoe. Part star watching, part poetry reading, and totally far out, the monthly Star Tour is one of the best celestial outings in the Sierra. Join a group of fellow galaxy geeks for a hike (or snowshoe, when there’s snow!) as Tony points out the constellations, shares stories on the wonders of the sky, and peppers in some trivia. Finish off the evening sipping wine or hot cider around a fire pit, and peering through Celestron telescopes at the planets and stars. Good night light!
Stargazing Snowshoe Tours are snow or shine (meaning if there’s no snow, you’ll hike). The next tour is January 13; followed by February 17 and March 16. Winter tours begin at 5:00 p.m. and depart from the Cross Country Ski, Telemark & Snowshoe Center at Northstar. Cost is $50 for adults; $25 for children ages 10 to 12. Dog-friendly!