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Hiking at Squaw Valley | Matt Palmer

7 Top Hikes at Lake Tahoe

It’s normal to assume that the ski resorts shut down once the winter is over. That’s not the case at Lake Tahoe. Northstar, Squaw Valley, Heavenly and Kirkwood turn into summer playgrounds, as trails once buried under the snow surface, providing ample opportunities for exploration and adventure. 

Jun 4th 2014

Northstar California powder skiing

2013/14 Lake Tahoe winter wrap-up

Sad to admit it, but the winter season over.  It's time to store the skis and snowboards, reflect on the season, and start counting down to next winter.  

What were your favorite moments of the 2013/14 season? Typically any day on the slopes equals a terrific day in my book, but below are five moments that stand out. Did I miss yours? Let me know in the comments.

1. Opening Day

May 12th 2014

Sunset over Lake Tahoe

2013/14 Lake Tahoe ski resort closing dates

For many, spring brings relief after a cold, long, winter. For others, it’s a bittersweet time, signaling the eventual end of ski season. The sad news for snow addicts is that the first of the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts close in just a few short weeks. It’s ironic, as skiing and riding is terrific right now, thanks to last week’s dose of winter!

That said, if you’ve not yet made ski and snowboard vacation plans to Lake Tahoe, you still have time (though don’t delay!).

Hope to see you out there!

Apr 8th 2014

Heavenly powder March 30.2014

March snowstorms dump nearly 4 feet of snow

Old Man Winter decided to pay Lake Tahoe a visit last week, bringing with him nearly four feet of new snow! As a result, conditions at the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are currently awesome. The good news is that he’s sticking around. More snow is in the forecast tonight, which means we’ll be starting off April with a powder day (or two). No joke!

Mar 31st 2014

Tahoe lab - Dave Clock Photography

Ask a Local – TahoeLab

Entrepreneurs and mountain towns are not as oxymoronic as you might think.  Maybe it's the scenery or something in the water, but there are a number of burgeoning businesses in the basin.  We were intrigued by one such new company, Tahoelab, created by local riders Abe Greenspan and Lee Collins. We were curious what brought them here, and what prompted them to start a snowboard and splitboard company.

Mar 6th 2014

Amy McCormick skiing steep terrain at Kirkwood

Ask a Local: Amy McCormick

Skiing and snowboarding are often seen as sports dominated by men. So we're pleased to interview a woman in this edition of our Ask A Local blog series. Amy McCormick is a long-time local whose passion for skiing is clearly evidenced in her career.

Feb 19th 2014

Winter inspired exhibit at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Lake Tahoe Exhibit - Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Winter at Lake Tahoe is truly special. Whether it’s the spectacular scenic beauty of North America’s largest alpine lake, the incredible skiing and snowboarding terrain, the perfect blend of big snowfall and West Coast sunshine, or the community of world-class athletes and individuals that live in the area, it provides wide-ranging opportunities and inspiration for those that call it home.

Feb 5th 2014

Snowy trees and sky

Making 2014 the Best Year Yet

This is the time of year when we start thinking about our resolutions, and what we want to do to make this the best year ever. Since we’re all about snowsports, our list has a decidedly winter slant.

Jan 2nd 2014

Keoki Flagg, Tahoe photographer

Ask a Local: Keoki Flagg, Photographer

For the new year’s edition of our Ask a Local series, we’re pleased to introduce Keoki Flagg, an award winning, internationally published fine art photographer who calls Lake Tahoe home.

Dec 31st 2013

Booyah's at Heavenly Mountain Resort

Tahoe’s Best On-Mountain Dining

Half the fun of a day of snowboarding or skiing is being able to enjoy a break midday with a great meal. Sure, we’ve had days where it’s been all about the bell to bell turns, with a cold energy bar or a smushed PB&J lunch on the chairlift. But there is something to be said for a leisurely lunch, especially after you’ve earned your calories with a few hours of leg burning descents.

Dec 16th 2013