Winter Activities in Lake Tahoe

In winter, Lake Tahoe is transformed into one of the world’s premier ski and snowboard playground. Enjoy nine world-class ski resorts with over 22,000 skiable acres of winter adventure. The majority of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region are on the northern end of the lake, near Truckee, California. Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly are located on the southern side of the lake. Scattered throughout Tahoe are public and private sled parks. Some, such as Granlibakken are equipped with rope tows to help sledders get up the hill. Many ski areas around Tahoe also have snow tubing, such as Squaw Valley. Throughout Tahoe, cross-country skiing, snowmobile riding and snowshoeing are also popular.

 

Fat Tire Biking

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:

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Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and 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! Planning your trip around some deep snow? Follow the links below to the resort home page to check for their snowfall forecast:

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Cross Country Skiing

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 link below:        

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Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

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 link below:

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Dog Sledding

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! Dog sledding through the majestic wintery forests is an experience you and your family will never forget. Wildness Adventure Dog Sled Tours offers hour-long trips for up to 2 adult and 2 children per sled. With four sleds available at any time, they are sure to meet your group’s needs.  Wilderness Adventure runs 7 days a week for winter and spring tours. Make sure to call ahead to book for a great time (530) 426-3840! Follow the link below for more information:

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Ice Skating

Ice Skating

One of the easiest ways to take in the outdoors at Tahoe 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. It's 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. Follow the link below for more information:

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Snow Tubing

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.  For more information on locations click the link read more:

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

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 is 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. For more information on specific locations, click the link read more.

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