Whether you like the wild excitement, speed and exhilaration of downhill skiing and/or snowboarding or the peaceful slow steady speed of cross country skiing, Lake Tahoe is the place to go. Not only is the skiing exceptional at the Lake Tahoe Skiing area, but the scenery is breathtaking. Skiing, dining, hiking and relaxing amidst fragrant pine trees and breathtaking views at thousands of feet above sea level is an exhilarating and therapeutic experience. Lake Tahoe offers some of this country’s best ski resorts. Take a look below for the best ski resorts at Lake Tahoe.
Best Ski Resorts
Heavenly Ski Resort is legendary and rests on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe just seconds away from the nightlife and casinos. This resort offers more recreation and entertainment options than others in the area – plenty of choices here. If you love breathtaking views of alpine lakes and also the raw beauty of Nevada’s high desert then you’ll love it here! After thrills on the slopes as night falls, Vegas-style casinos, dance clubs, and other great entertainment venues beckon close by. This ski resort boasts having the highest peak, tons of snowfall a year, a vertical rise unequaled on the West Coast, 34 miles of groomed cruisers, canyons, 1,600′ plunges, four parks and many acres of powder glades.
Northstar Ski Resort is one of the most popular skiing destinations with its unlimited opportunities to ski, play, hike, relax and spend lots of fun days with loved ones and friends. It boasts having seven award-winning terrain parks, and at a mountain village having 35 rustic and charming specialty shops and restaurants. So if you love basing through the bumps, carving corduroy, sending it on the Superpipe or just plain relaxing by the fire then this resort is for you.
Kirkwood Ski Resort lies on 2,300 acres of vast, open bowls, cliffs, double- diamond steeps, and miles of cornice. California’s skiing elite can be seen ripping by on the slopes. Average winters bring over 500 inches of snow to this spectacular resort. It boasts having the deepest snowpack in the region and some years in the continent. There are separate base areas and uncrowded slopes for every level and ability from the beginner to the most challenging cliff-walled chutes.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort has a lively ski atmosphere where the energy of this mountainous region is vibrant and contagious. Squaw Valley has consistent snowfall well into the spring and enjoys one of the longest ski seasons around. The views of Lake Tahoe are stunning as they surround you in their sun-drenched beauty. It’s a spectacular summit playground at 8,200 feet high. The glistening blue waters of Lake Tahoe below mesmerize in the scented alpine air. Mountain explorers and nature lovers love the High Camp Experience where stunning views offer enchanting escapes.
Beginning skiers will love the easy learning zones amidst dramatic alpine panoramic views. Food is another delight where gourmet cuisine, delicious snacks, cold beer, and refreshing cocktails are waiting for you at patios and restaurants where breathtaking and panoramic views stun and amaze.
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is an idyllic, charming and picturesque ski resort lies between Truckee, CA and Tahoe City. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort lies on the northern shores of Lake Tahoe in California. It’s only a 15 minute shuttle hop away from Squaw Valley.
It’s a great ski resort for families and those thrill seekers who are wanting out-of-the- way adventures. Having chalet style lodging and friendly hospitality this place makes sure everyone comes first. There are 20 different ski park areas with a variety of slopes, offering easy to wide-open challenging bowls. There’s more than 100 trails to have fun on, and it’s on over 2,400 exciting acres for adventurous skiing, snowboarding and jumps.
While the ski resorts at Lake Tahoe are superb and the most popular destinations in the U. S., the surrounding nature at Lake Tahoe is a pristine jewel to behold. You are literally surrounded by the majestic alpine Sierra Nevada mountains where the air is clean and pure. Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States at1,645 deep and you can see 70 feet down into the sparkling, clear waters.
Not only is skiing popular but fly fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, touring, rafting, water shuttling, and flying in helicopters are also very popular activities to do. So there’s lots to do for everyone’s different tastes and abilities!