Nestled along the northern shores of Lake Tahoe, Incline Village is a paradise for adventurers, offering exhilarating activities the whole year through. Incline Village Lake Tahoe is named for the Great Incline Tramway built by loggers in 1878. Today, Incline is home to some of Lake Tahoe’s most stunning mountain retreats.
This eastern North Shore enclave features some of the areas most relaxing beaches and a genteel approach to Lake life. In summer, theatergoers congregate to see the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at nearby Sand Harbor. Mountain bikers can get their game on with screamers down the Flume trail, which drains into the Village.
Although some beaches are open only to residents, there are numerous public beaches to dip your feet in. Winter sees snow sliders trooping to Diamond Peak Ski Area (in the city limits) and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. Additionally, the casino gaming here is uptown and lively.
Just a couple miles south of Squaw, Alpine Meadows is a mountain area that offers a variety of outdoor activities. From hiking on Ward and Scott’s peaks, biking, rafting or fly-fishing Bear Creek, Alpine Meadows is the resort community for recreation and relaxation. Paired with a laid-back local feel, Alpine Meadows is definitely worth a stop in the summer.
Lake Tahoe locals know Alpine Meadows as the mellow alternative to the faster-paced resorts like Squaw Valley. A favorite with local skiers and snowboarders, Alpine Meadows is known for the longest snow season of any Lake Tahoe ski resort (402 inches annual average), and powder that stays for days, tree skiing & the bowls. More information on Alpine Meadows Mountain Stats.