Lake Tahoe History

Lake Tahoe is more than Jewel of the Sierra — it is a place of legend, beauty, and fun. The Lake Tahoe Basin was formed by geologic block faulting about 2 to 3 million years ago. A geologic block fault is a fracture in the Earth's crust causing blocks of land to move up or down. Uplifted blocks created the Carson Range on the east and the Sierra Nevada on the west. Down-dropped blocks created the Lake Tahoe Basin in between.Learn more about the geography & human history of North Lake Tahoe here.  

Lake Tahoe

Whether you swim, fish, sail, or simply rest on its shores, you’ll be wowed by the overwhelming beauty of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. Famous for its crystal-blue water and surrounding snowcapped mountains have earned Lake Tahoe the reputation of being one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the United States. Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the U.S and rests the state line between California and Nevada. With an average surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m) above sea level, Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States. Spring and fall in the Lake Tahoe area offers hiking, river boating, kayaking, river rafting, cycling and sightseeing at the scenery of the Tahoe area. The water temperature near the surface cools to 40 to 50°F (4.5 to 10°C) during February and March and warms to 65 to 70oF (18 to 21oC) during August and September. See all our Summer Time Activities on the lake and the surrounding area.

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

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