Lake Tahoe is renowned not only for its namesake lake, but for its abundance of exhilarating activities that are available year-round. The winter season here is no exception, and both skiing and snowboarding are the king of all cold-climate activities in Lake Tahoe!
Read on to learn more about where to go for the quintessential Lake Tahoe wintertime experience that you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come! Read on to learn more about one of the top winter activities in Lake Tahoe!
The mountains around Lake Tahoe are renowned for their plentiful snowfall, wide variety of trails, and exquisite natural beauty, making Lake Tahoe the perfect place to plan the ultimate winter ski trip. One of the best places to ski and snowboard in the Lake Tahoe area is at the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Here, thirteen ski lifts service ski trails that span over the course of 2,400 acres that receive over forty feet of snow on average each year. Alpine Meadows also has an obstacle course terrain park on the … Continue reading Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
Nestled along the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Lake Tahoe is a breathtakingly beautiful ski resort with magnificent views of the lake. In addition, the resort receives an average annual snowfall of thirty feet, which when combined with its state-of-the-art snow-making system provides the fresh powder that covers its 4,800 acres of skiable terrain and its 3,500 foot vertical drop. It’s the ultimate skiing and snowboarding destination for those who want to give themselves a challenge while immersing themselves in the natural wonders of Lake Tahoe. Guests looking to … Continue reading Heavenly Lake Tahoe
Situated along Highway 80 on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Boreal Mountain Ski Resort enjoys the unique status of being the closest ski resort to both Sacramento and the Bay Area. Boreal, Lake Tahoe has wonderful snow, incredible skiing terrain, and a host of convenient lessons, rentals, terrain parks for skiing and snowboarding, half-pipes, and obstacle courses that you can use to hone your skills, such as Woodward Tahoe. Those travelers following their dreams of downhill fun and adventure to the mesmerizing slopes of Boreal Mountain Ski Resort can … Continue reading Boreal Mountain Ski Resort
Possibly Lake Tahoe’s most family-friendly ski resort, Diamond Peak Resort has a variety of ski runs that are geared toward beginners and experts alike. Situated along the North Shore of the lake, Diamond Peak Ski Resort is also a wonderful and laid-back resort with much fewer crowds than you might find in other parts of Lake Tahoe. And, if you consider yourself an advanced skier or snowboarder, the Diamond Peak Ski Resort has plenty of challenging ski runs with trees where you can test and hone your skills. Travelers looking … Continue reading Diamond Peak Ski Resort
In Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood Ski Resort is well-known for having some of the lightest and driest snow in the entire area, making it the ideal place for skiers and snowboarders who want to have the most pristine conditions possible on which to let loose and have fun. The resort also offers the highest-angle grooming around and has over 2,000 feet of vertical drop encompassed within the course of 2,300 acres of skiable terrain. Here, you can spend an exhilarating day reveling in the action on the slopes, then wind down … Continue reading Kirkwood Ski Resort
It’s true that there are many locales throughout Lake Tahoe at which you’ll find plentiful snow and wonderful skiing and snowboarding. However, while most ski resorts in the area cater to all skill levels, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is renowned for its intense trails that are most ideally suited for intermediate through expert skiers and snowboarders. If you’re interested in honing your skills and perfecting your techniques, there’s no better place to go than Mt. Rose Ski Resort! Situated just twenty-five minutes away from Reno International Airport, this expansive ski … Continue reading Mt. Rose Ski Resort
Nestled along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley Ski Resort USA has more than earned its reputation as one of the area’s most incredible destinations for skiing and snowboarding. Between its 4,000 acres of skiable terrain, its thirty-three lifts, its sheer 2,850-foot vertical drop, and its annual snowfall of four hundred inches, visitors to Squaw Valley USA will be hard-pressed to find anything not to love about hitting the slopes at this fabulous ski resort. In between sessions or after a long day out on the snow, chances … Continue reading Squaw Valley USA
Located on the famous Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort derives its name from the magnificent abundance of snow that it receives each year, totaling over five hundred inches of snowfall on average annually. Sugar Bowl Ski Resort has the highest amount of snowfall out of all of the resorts along Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, meaning that it’s one of the best—if not the best—places to hit the slopes and ski or snowboard down the freshest, driest, and fluffiest powder in the area. The Sugar Bowl in Lake Tahoe also … Continue reading Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
Conveniently located central to Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Donner Lake, Tahoe Donner Ski Resort area has established itself as one of the greatest places for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders to take a crack at some of the best runs in the area, honing their skills and perfecting their technique. It’s truly a phenomenal place to challenge yourself, with area specialties in downhill, Nordic, and cross-country skiing in particular. In total, the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort covers one hundred and twenty acres, fourteen trails, four lifts, and spectacular summit … Continue reading Tahoe Donner Ski Area
Homewood Mountain Resort (West Shore) – Ranked #12 in a SKI magazine readers poll, Homewood Resort boasts over 1,260 acres of skiable terrain with a 1,650’ vertical drop. The Homewood Mountain Resort is well known for having some of the best powder in Tahoe, and receives an average of 450 inches of snow per year. Those visitors looking to make the most of a ski getaway enjoyed at the Homewood Mountain Resort can access all the fun that awaits at 5145 W. Lake Boulevard in Homewood, California. Plan Your Next Vacation … Continue reading Homewood Mountain Resort
Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort (North Shore) – Home to 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, a 2,280’ vertical drop, 250 inches of average snowfall, and the largest snow-making system in Lake Tahoe, Northstar lives up to its reputation as one of Tahoe’s premium winter resort destinations. Northstar Tahoe Ski Resort Skiing Because we believe choices are important, your ski vacation in one of our Tahoe Signature Properties classy condos would not be complete if we didn’t bring up Northstar at Tahoe Ski Resort. Skiing isn’t the only adventure offered at Northstar; there’s also … Continue reading Northstar at Tahoe Ski Resort
The choices continue with a glimpse at another of our local ski resorts, Sierra at Lake Tahoe, where Olympic Gold medalists train and the snowboarders have as much fun as the skiers! This scenic mountain resort located high in the Sierras first opened in 1946, and it has been fun watching it evolve over the years! From the first tow rope and Poma Lift to the 2014 Gold Medal win by one of our hometown faves, this sweet ski resort has learned that if you don’t move along with the … Continue reading Sierra at Lake Tahoe Ski Resort
Soda Springs Winter Resort (Donner Summit) – home to one of the one of the best kids snow parks in Tahoe. As one of the smaller resorts in the area, with 80% of the runs rated as beginner or intermediate, it’s also an ideal resort for those new to the sport to hone their skills. Immerse Yourself in the Wintertime Wonderland of Soda Springs Winter Resort in Lake Tahoe Nestled along Interstate 80 and Donner Summit, Soda Springs Winter Resort in Lake Tahoe is a small, intimate ski resort with beautiful … Continue reading Soda Springs Winter Resort
The Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in Lake Tahoe
There are so many fantastic ski resorts in Lake Tahoe and trails that are perfect for hitting the fresh powder. Where you want to go will ultimately depend on which side of the lake you’d prefer to spend your time on!
On the North Shore, you’ll find Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Boreal Mountain Resort, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA, Tahoe Donner Ski Area, Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, and Soda Springs Winter Resort. Sugar Bowl and Soda Springs are located on Donner Summit, and Tahoe Donner Ski Area is just five miles from Donner Lake, near the scenic town of Truckee. Children and beginners will enjoy Soda Springs and Diamond Peak. Skiers and riders of all levels can challenge themselves at the other wonderful Lake Tahoe ski resorts previously listed, which boast a variety of trail types.
Lake Tahoe’s South Shore has Kirkwood Ski Resort, which is known for its 2,300 acres of terrain and having the driest and lightest snow in the area. Heavenly Lake Tahoe is also based here, where you can witness some of the most striking views of Lake Tahoe in the region.
The West Shore of Lake Tahoe holds Homewood Mountain Resort, where you’ll encounter some of the most ample powder in all of Lake Tahoe, as the resort receives an average of 450 inches of snowfall each year. It was also ranked #12 for its 1,650-foot vertical drop and its 1,60 acres of terrain in a magazine readers poll conducted by SKI magazine.
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