Explore North Lake Tahoe

Discover the Beauty of North Lake Tahoe Area

Explore North Lake Tahoe area and get a feel for its many differing communities of nearby towns. Drive the 72-mile road that follows the shore through wooded flatlands and beaches, climbing to vistas on the rugged southwest side of the lake. Learn more about our nearby towns personalities, Lake Tahoe geography, and all the fun activities you can enjoy year-round to help you plan your Tahoe vacation travel adventure.

North Lake Tahoe Areas

North Lake Tahoe Areas

Welcome to North Lake Tahoe! You’ll find the resorts and towns of North Lake Tahoe offer an enticing mix of attractions and activities. Some may see North Lake Tahoe as a region. But, if you stay here long enough, you'll start to see all the little communities surrounding Lake Tahoe have their own unique characteristics & local identities residents love and guests cherish. This guide will help you understand where you are as you tour the North Lake Tahoe area. Whether you want to visit the charming & historic alpine town of Truckee or try your luck at five-card stud in Incline Village, we'll show you where to go and what each town of North Lake Tahoe as to offer.


Activities In North Lake Tahoe

Activities In North Lake Tahoe

We all know the North Lake Tahoe area is a popular spot with visitors during the winter months when the snow covers the nearby ski resorts, but some people may not know about all the many fun things to do around the lake in the summer as well. Here is a list of all the fun activities guests can enjoy during the winter and summer around North Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe Breweries

Lake Tahoe Breweries

The plentiful supply of top-quality water combined with the beautiful landscape and unique culture that exists in the region makes Lake Tahoe a natural choice for many microbreweries. Some of the tastiest stouts, porters, IPAs, lagers and more are being produced in Tahoe's Sierra Mountains, and they're all available for your pleasure in the Lake Tahoe area. Check out each one as you make your way through North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail! Many of the local restaurants in the region offer outstanding selections of the various craft brews and it's always easy to find a bartender who's willing to offer a flight of some of the favorites from Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe's History

Lake Tahoe's History

Lake Tahoe is more than Jewel of the Sierra — it is a place of legend, beauty, and fun. Tahoe's history tells how the Sierras were a major obstacle for pioneers trying to reach California with dreams of gold mining as the steady boom of westward migration took off during 1849 & 1850's.  The extension of the Central Pacific Railroad via Donner Pass at Donner Lake gave ease of transporting goods to Sierra's mountainous terrain, opening the door to a variety of occupations & trades.  Soon the Lincoln Highway was complete in 1913, crossing the Sierra as part of the first coast-to-coast paved route. As railway and roadside stops throughout the Sierra grew in popularity, more travelers were exposed to the beauty of the Tahoe Basin. Buzz began to grow about the area as a viable vacation destination. By the late 19th century, Lake Tahoe had become a popular vacation spot for wealthy & adventurous San Francisco residents trying to escape city life in search of world-class winter sports. Learn more about all the rich history in Lake Tahoe area that now brings in 3 million visitors each year. 
Lake Tahoe Travel & Local Transportation

Lake Tahoe Travel & Local Transportation

One of the best things about Lake Tahoe is its accessibility and the variety of transportation options. Whether you're flying, driving, looking for local transit information or shuttle services to and from the airport, we have you covered. The local bus services connect you conveniently to most places you’ll want to go. They even run ski shuttles during the winter season, and they accommodate bikes during the summer as well. The Town of Truckee has an additional public bus system that offers Dial-A-Ride and fixed-route service. Check out all your transportation options here.
Nearby Ski Resorts & Mountain Statistics

Nearby Ski Resorts & Mountain Statistics

Planning a ski trip and looking for ski resort facts? Our Tahoe ski resort list all the facts you'll need to have a great day on the mountain. Click on each Lake Tahoe and nearby ski resort to see a list to get all their information including a terrain breakdown, mountain stats, number of lifts, average snowfall, base area and summit elevations, and other records and information of each ski resort that guests can use to learn more before you explore on the hill. Your next ski vacation starts right here!
Lake Tahoe Event Calendar

Lake Tahoe Event Calendar

Whether you came for the sun or the snow, racing or relaxing, the North Lake Tahoe calendar goes as far beyond business hours as your energy level. Like music? From classical to blues and jazz, from rock to acoustic, and popular DJs playing electronic music, North Lake Tahoe has something for everyone and plenty of it. World-class events take place during every season at North Lake Tahoe. Browse through North Lake Tahoe’s calendar to find out what’s taking place during your visit.

Upcoming Lake Tahoe Events

06 - 01 Oct

Yoga & Wine~This Friday! Oct 06, 2017 - 18:30 PM - Jun 01, 2018 - 21:00 PM The Yoga Room, Tahoe City, United States

01 - 30 Dec

Feel Good Fridays Dec 01, 2017 - 15:00 PM - Mar 30, 2018 - 23:00 PM Auld Dubliner Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, United States

09 - 17 Dec

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course Dec 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM - Mar 17, 2018 - 18:00 PM Alpenglow Expeditions, Olympic Valley, United States

15 - 16 Dec

AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Dec 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM - Mar 16, 2018 - 18:00 PM Alpenglow Expeditions, Olympic Valley, United States

21 - 27 Dec

BLACK OUT BINGO Dec 21, 2017 - 22:00 PM - Apr 27, 2018 - 00:00 AM Auld Dubliner Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, United States

22 - 27 Dec

Local live music with Pete Charles & Garry Stutz Dec 22, 2017 - 20:00 PM - Apr 27, 2018 - 23:00 PM Auld Dubliner Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, United States

26 - 10 Dec

Moonlit Snowshoe Tour & Dinner Dec 26, 2017 - 18:00 PM - Mar 10, 2018 - 19:30 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

30 - 03 Dec

Larry Bird's Mustache Dec 30, 2017 - 22:30 PM - Feb 03, 2018 - 01:00 AM Auld Dubliner Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, United States

31 - 31 Dec

Winter Fireworks Dec 31, 2017 - 20:00 PM - Mar 31, 2018 - 19:45 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

06 - 10 Jan

Intro to Backcountry Skiing Jan 06, 2018 - 09:00 AM - Mar 10, 2018 - 17:00 PM Alpenglow Expeditions, Olympic Valley, United States

08 - 24 Jan

Karaoke Jan 08, 2018 - 22:00 PM - Apr 24, 2018 - 01:00 AM Auld Dubliner Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, United States

09 - 31 Jan

Sips Sessions with GMR Jan 09, 2018 - 21:00 PM - Jan 31, 2018 - 00:00 AM SiPS, Tahoe City, United States

12 - 20 Jan

Friday Night Tasting Notes Jan 12, 2018 - 16:00 PM - Apr 20, 2018 - 19:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

13 - 10 Jan

Winter Music Series at Alpine Bar Jan 13, 2018 - 15:00 PM - Mar 10, 2018 - 18:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

13 - 31 Jan

Little Chef's Pizza Jan 13, 2018 - 15:00 PM - Mar 31, 2018 - 16:30 PM Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, United States

13 - 10 Jan

Winter Music Series at Plaza Bar Jan 13, 2018 - 16:00 PM - Mar 10, 2018 - 19:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

13 - 31 Jan

Mixology Jan 13, 2018 - 17:00 PM - Mar 31, 2018 - 18:00 PM Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, United States

19 - 19 Jan

Chi McClean LIVE at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge Jan 19, 2018 - 19:00 PM - Jan 19, 2018 - 22:00 PM Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, Tahoe City, United States

20 - 20 Jan

IWSD Squaw Valley with SheJumps and K2 Jan 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - Jan 20, 2018 - 18:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

20 - 20 Jan

Après-Ski Music Series ft. All Good Funk Alliance Jan 20, 2018 - 16:00 PM - Jan 20, 2018 - 20:00 PM Coffeebar Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, United States

24 - 24 Jan

Sunnyside Fish Taco Fundraiser Jan 24, 2018 - 06:00 AM - Jan 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, Tahoe City, United States

26 - 26 Jan

AIARE 2 Avalanche Course Jan 26, 2018 - 10:00 AM - Jan 26, 2018 - 18:00 PM Alpenglow Expeditions, Olympic Valley, United States

27 - 28 Jan

C.O.B@AuldDubliner Jan 27, 2018 - 21:00 PM - Jan 28, 2018 - 00:55 AM Auld Dubliner Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, United States

31 - 31 Jan

Save the Date for our Fish Taco Fundraiser Jan 31, 2018 - 18:00 PM - Jan 31, 2018 - 22:00 PM Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, Tahoe City, United States

03 - 24 Feb

Little Chef's Cupcakes Feb 03, 2018 - 15:00 PM - Mar 24, 2018 - 16:30 PM Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, United States

08 - 08 Feb

Community Soup Night Feb 08, 2018 - 18:00 PM - Feb 08, 2018 - 19:30 PM Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, United States

08 - 08 Feb

Winter Film Series #4: Hilaree O'Neill Feb 08, 2018 - 20:00 PM - Feb 08, 2018 - 23:00 PM Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, United States

09 - 09 Feb

Girls on the Run-Sierras LUNAFest 2018 Feb 09, 2018 - 19:45 PM - Feb 09, 2018 - 23:00 PM Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, Tahoe City, United States

16 - 17 Feb

Shred the Love- Alpine Meadows Feb 16, 2018 - 16:30 PM - Feb 17, 2018 - 20:30 PM 2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Alpine Meadows, CA 96146

22 - 22 Feb

Alpenglow Winter Film Series Feb 22, 2018 - 20:00 PM - Feb 22, 2018 - 23:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

22 - 22 Feb

Winter Film Series #5: Barry Blanchard Feb 22, 2018 - 20:00 PM - Feb 22, 2018 - 23:00 PM Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, United States

24 Feb

Poor Man's Whiskey at Moe's Original BBQ - Tahoe City Feb 24, 2018 - 22:00 PM Moe's Original BBQ - Tahoe City, Tahoe City, United States

03 - 03 Mar

2018 SKI for MS Squaw Valley Mar 03, 2018 - 09:00 AM - Mar 03, 2018 - 19:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

14 - 30 Mar

$99 Learn to Ski & Ride Special at Alpine Meadows Mar 14, 2018 - 09:30 AM - Mar 30, 2018 - 16:15 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

18 - 18 Mar

4th Annual Mothership Classic Mar 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM - Mar 18, 2018 - 18:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

19 - 21 Mar

Women's Summit Mar 19, 2018 - 21:30 PM - Mar 21, 2018 - 17:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

21 - 25 Mar

Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships Mar 21, 2018 - 09:00 AM - Mar 25, 2018 - 12:30 PM Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146, United States

06 - 08 Apr

2018 WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Music & Brew Festival Apr 06, 2018 - 14:45 PM - Apr 08, 2018 - 22:00 PM Squaw Valley Resort, Olympic Valley, United States

06 - 08 Apr

WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Apr 06, 2018 - 14:45 PM - Apr 08, 2018 - 22:00 PM Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, United States

10 - 15 Apr

Snowsport History Celebration Squaw Edition 2018 Apr 10, 2018 - 09:00 AM - Apr 15, 2018 - 14:00 PM Squaw Valley Resort, Olympic Valley, United States