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:

North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts:

  1. Northstar Resort
  2. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows
  3. Diamond Peak Resort
  4. Sugar Bowl Resort
           

What To Wear:

  • Bring your layers! The first layer of clothing should be a lightweight and breathable, non-cotton, layer. Avoiding cotton as a first layer is a good rule of thumb for any outdoor winter activity. The second layer should be more insulating. Think lightweight fleece or wool. The outer most layer should be something waterproof. Using a system of layers helps regulate your body’s temperature for when you start working up a sweat.
  • Feet! Don’t forget to bring a moisture wicking sock along your adventure. These are great for keeping feet dry and comfortable.

What To Bring:

  • Sunscreen and water are both a must. If you don’t want to carry your water with you on the hill, make sure to familiarize yourself with different outposts on the mountain and at the base. Goggles are a great option for everyone in the family or a well fitting pair of sunglasses.  Look at the resort’s rental areas for any hard goods or equipment your group is in need of.