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Whether you're visiting during winter or summer, SkyRun North Lake Tahoe packs in the fun for everyone. Listed below are some of the Things To Do you can plan during your stay. Scroll down to see how can become your year-round vacation playground this season.

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Explore the 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.

Things To Do!

Ice Skating

One of the easiest ways to take in the outdoors is to lace up in a pair of ice skates! The Northstar ski resort has a 9,000 square foot ice skating rink that is free if you bring your own skates. If you didn’t have room to pack your own skate’s, rentals are only $10 for all ages. The rink is located right in the middle of the Village at Northstar and has a warm surrounding of lounge chairs, fire pits, as well as bars and restaurants. The area can double as a cozy hangout for anyone in the family who would rather take in the scene.


Fat Tire Biking

For those who are waiting for summer to get back on their bike, or for anyone looking to try something new, consider Fat Tire biking! The tires are filled to a lower pressure, and there's not the suspension a regular mountain bike has. Imagine the awesome feeling of biking through snow-covered woods at your own pace, all while taking in the scenery in a completely new way. Follow the link below for more information:

Public Beaches

At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide North Lake Tahoe is the largest Alpine lake in North America. The beautiful panoramic mountain views can be experienced from every beach on the 72-mile shoreline! North Lake Tahoe’s Hidden Beach is very popular and located near Incline Village. Even though it might be hard to find, and parking is limited, everyone agrees the effort is worth it! Chimney Beach is a delightful sandy beach that is found six miles south of Incline Village, and it is one of Lake Tahoe’s few dog-friendly beaches.
Looking for a large recreation area? Kings Beach Recreation Area is one of the best spots for water sports rentals and is great for families as well as large groups. You will find a playground, volleyball courts, and shaded picnic tables ready for the perfect beach day!
Hidden Beach Chimney Beach King's Beach

Snow Tubing

Let’s get serious about sledding! Gone are the days of hiking up the hill with your child in tow. With so many resort areas offering tubing as an activity, you and your family can take multiple laps down the hill with the exhaustion of getting back up to the top. It’s a great activity for every age, and an easy way to enjoy the winter scene in North Lake Tahoe.
Northstar Squaw Valley


For anyone looking for an alternative to Nordic skiing, snowshoeing could be your new favorite pursuit! North Lake Tahoe is filled with miles of snowshoeing trails and unique terrain ready to be adventured by beginners and experts alike. If a relaxing outing is what you are after, many companies offer guided tours so you can take in the views without worrying about where you are headed. For those wanting to lead their own quest, a trail map and a sense of adventure are all you need. With most resorts offering rentals at their bases, anyone can have access to the most up to date equipment for their snowshoeing journey.
Guided Tours NORTHSTAR Squaw Valley

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding are woven into the culture at North Lake Tahoe. Visitors and locals alike flock to the many resorts for their downhill adventures. Every resort has something to offer from beginner to advanced terrain. Resorts like Northstar and Squaw Valley both offer ski and ride school lessons for those in your group looking to learn or get better! Check out all the resorts to find the perfect resort for you and your family:
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Lure & Fly Fishing

No matter what the season, it’s time to fish at Lake Tahoe. Grab a fishing rod and let the North Lake Tahoe fishing guides take you to the best fishing spots on the lake! Between the mackinaw, rainbow trout, brown trout and Kokanee salmon you are sure to come back plenty on your string. Whether you are on the lake or hitting one of the many local streams, this is your chance to come home with a fishing story everyone will enjoy!
Check out Mickey’s Big Mack Charters at Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay. You will find their fishing boat equipped with the latest in electronics and gear. If a more personal experience is what you are after, book a private charter with Captain Chris’ Fishing Charters. Captain Chris will guide you to some of Lake Tahoe’s best-kept secret fishing holes, as well as fillet your catch for you when you get back to shore.
Mickey’s Big Mack Charters Captain Chris’ Fishing Charters Christophel's Guide Service and Private Fishing Charters Matt Heron Fly Fishing Big Fly Guide Service Gilligan's Guide Service


Snowmobiling is one of the most exciting ways to experience North Lake Tahoe’s beauty. With over 200 miles of trails in the Tahoe National Forest, you can choose from an array of guided tours. Whether you are speeding through the snow-covered forests on a privately owned trail or taking the kids to the mini snowmobiles at the nearby resorts, there is a unique way for everyone in the family to enjoy snowmobiling.
For more information follow the links below:
Coldstream Adventures SQUAW/ALPINE Lake Tahoe Snowmobiling

White Water Rafting

Prepare to get splashed when you book a whitewater-rafting trip with Tributary Whitewater Tours. Navigating rivers such as the Truckee, American, Yuba, and Carson is made easy with their trained guides, who will give you a fun-filled and unforgettable adventure. The Lake Tahoe Adventure Company will set you up with a roller-coaster kayaking trip, a mountain biking escapade, hiking expedition, guided rock climbing trip, or a combination of two or three of these for a multi-sport experience. 

Tahoe White Water TRUCKEE RIVER RAFTING I.R.I.E. - Isolated Rivers Incredible Experiences

Mountain & Road Biking

North Lake Tahoe biking trails offer breathtaking scenery and an adrenaline rush like never before! Beginners can enjoy easy cross country trail rides, while advanced riders get a thrill out of technical downhill runs. The Flume Trail mountain bike trail is outstanding with easy to moderate terrain and incredible views. The ride up to Watson Lake is fairly secluded and offers a great workout.
Flume Mountain Emigrant Watson Lake NOTHSTAR MOUNTAIN

Golfing In North Lake Tahoe

Looking for a challenge on the links? Discover world-class North Lake Tahoe golf courses that are one in a million, from the amazing views and clean mountain air to the professional services and fantastic amenities. These are among the most scenic courses in North America, offering a unique golfing experience. Best of all, there are plenty of golf courses in North Lake Tahoe to choose from.
Consider navigating the acres of stately pines and blue sagebrush at Old Greenwood Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. You may just have your best game yet at the secluded Coyote Moon Golf Course with its rolling hills, enormous granite outcroppings, delicious scent of wildflowers, and beautiful Trout Creek gurgling in the background.
You might take on the challenge at the Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course, nestled at the base of Squaw Valley USA. Another popular golf venue is Northstar Golf Course, with its blend of majestic pines and partial valley for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Incline Village Golf Old Greenwood Golf Course Coyote Moon Northstar California Golf Course Links at Squaw Creek Tahoe Donner Golf Course The Golf Club at Gray's Crossings Old Brockway Golf Course

Hiking Trails

There are many North Lake Tahoe hiking trails to choose from, so lace up those hiking boots, throw on some the sunscreen and head off for an adventure into the wilderness. You will be satisfied with beautiful scenery, glances of area wildlife, and crisp mountain air. Here you'll find some our nearby favorite trails for all levels.
Desolation Wilderness Emigrant Trail Meeks Bay

Dog Sledding

Calling all animal lovers! Imagine taking in the sights of the Sierra Nevada Mountains all while being pulled by the furriest form of transportation around!
Among the many services offered at Sierra Adventures, taking a dog sledding tour through the majestic wintery forests is an experience you and your family will never forget. Make sure to call ahead to book for a great time at (866) 323-8928. Click below to learn more about all the services Sierra Adventures offers.


North 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 the 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.

Marinas & Watersports

North Lake Tahoe marinas are located from Sunnyside to Sand Harbor and as with most marinas during the summers, parking can fill up quickly so be sure to plan ahead.
Most of the marinas include boat launch locations to full-service marinas offering fueling docks, deli, convenience store, and boat rentals. If boating isn’t your thing you can always rent kayaks for the lake, as well as stand up paddle-boards (SUP).
Sunnyside Marina and Storage North Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Cross Country Skiing

If gorgeous scenery through snow-covered trails is more up your alley look no further than cross country skiing at North Lake Tahoe. With a variety of trails that stretch over 6,000 acres, even the most advanced cross country skier will find a unique adventure. Many companies offer rentals as well as guided tours. For those looking for a different change of pace, try looking into a moonlight tour to explore the peaceful mountains by the light of the moon!
For more information see the links below:
Royal Gorge XC Skiing Squaw Creek Resort XC Skiing NORTHSTAR XC SKIING

North Lake Tahoe Towns

Experience the charming and majestic towns that line the North and West Shores of Tahoe.
Each small town scattered around the Sierra Nevada mountains has its own unique personality and appeal. From the relaxed pace western feel of Truckee to the easy access and laid-back local feel of Alpine Meadows. So, whatever suits your fancy, you will find it here on the beautiful shores or mountains of North Lake Tahoe.
Check out all of our favorite towns.

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