To lovers of cold-weather sports, spring is often thought of as a warmer extension of winter. You can find photos of people all over the world skiing in shorts, tank tops, and sometimes even bikinis and costumes! North Lake Tahoe in spring is no exception. With warmer weather on the way—and with lower lift ticket prices and smaller crowds—you should book accommodations for your spring journey to North Lake Tahoe with the experts at Tahoe Signature Properties now. Here is a sample of a seven-day itinerary for your spring journey to North Lake Tahoe.
Day 1: Spring in Tahoe – Skiing/Snowboarding at Sugar Bowl Resort
To the northwest on the California side of Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl Resort has 12 lifts with 17% beginner slopes, 45% intermediate, and 38% advanced. With 100 trails to choose from, you can spend all day racing down the white stuff. Fun fact: The first chair life in California was placed right here at Sugar Bowl by none other than Walt Disney!
Dining: The Dining Room at Village Lodge offers California-style choices. The Belt Room Bar is less formal and perfect for lunch or dinner. Also, check out Nob Hill Café and Nob Hill BBQ on the Deck. Brought your own lunch? Head to the Ratskeller.
Day 2: Sage Day Spa
After your day of skiing at Sugar Bowl, take a day of rest at Sage. Just south of Dollar Point, you can mix and match services for a personalized healing visit. You can choose from massage therapy, energy work, skincare, and more. They also sponsor events and are planning on opening an apothecary soon so you can take home some of their fragrant oils and lotions.
Dining: Have a relaxing meal after your restful trip to Sage Spa at Christy Hill Restaurant or Blue Fish. If you’re more in the mood for casual, Fire Sign Café is quite popular.
Day 3: Ice Skating at Palisades Tahoe
Because natural ice in Tahoe in spring is unpredictable, if you want to ice skate at Lake Tahoe in the spring you should stick to outdoor groomed rinks. Enjoy Olympic Valley’s six beautiful peaks while ice skating safely on resurfaced ice, then take a break and wrap your hands around a cup of hot chocolate. Didn’t bring your skates? No problem—they rent skates (hockey and figure) and helmets.
Dining: Rocker@Squaw offers local beers and TV screens with delicious food choices. If you feel like something different try Banh Mi or The Chalet. In a hurry? Try The Coffeebar.
Day 4: Sledding
There are lots of choices for sledding on your spring journey to North Lake Tahoe. Granlibakken, a short drive south of Dollar Point, is a family favorite. Included in your ticket price is Benny the Dear Snow Play Area for your smaller children. If you feel like skiing again instead, you can do that at Granlibakken, too.
Also, south of Dollar Point is Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, with a sledding hill and cross country ski trails. Go layered so when it warms up during the day you can peel off layers and stay cool.
Dining: At Tahoe City Winter Sports Park try Café Zenon, where you can order casual fare and some delicious desserts. If you go to Granlibakken, try the Cedar House Pub for sit-down comfort, or go casual at Rusty’s Kitchen or The Grill at the Ski Hill.
Day 5: Snowmobiling
If there is still plenty of snow on the ground, a great way to see more of the beautiful Lake Tahoe sights is snowmobiling. A perfect choice for beginners through advanced riders, Coldstream Adventures offers several different packages for your outing. You can also personalize your tour with a private package with different activities and hours. You can even arrange a marriage proposal! Remember that spring snow can be unpredictable, so be sure to check conditions before you leave for North Lake Tahoe.
Day 6: Helicopter Ride Over Lake Tahoe
In this beautiful country, why stay on the ground? With Tahoe Helicopters you can choose from Emerald Bay, Zephyr Cove, Sand Harbor, a lake and waterfall tour, a full circle of the lake, or a sunset tour. If you’re a pilot, you can get some flight training for a real kick!
Day 7: Get on—and in—the Water
A vacation in spring in Tahoe would not be complete without an adventure on the water. You can choose anything from cruises and boat rentals to kayaking, canoeing or paddle boats. Once you’re back on shore, head over to Carson City. There you will find some healing hot springs to finish off your spring journey to North Lake Tahoe. Whether you are planning a corporate event, a family vacation, or an individual adventure, call the expert advisers at Tahoe Signature Properties to help you find the perfect spring adventure and a vacation rental! We’re ready to take your call! Be sure to browse through our beautiful central Truckee vacation homes today.