Lake Tahoe Road Conditions and Winter Driving Tips


Great skiing and riding conditions sometimes means that you have to deal with driving in snow or winter weather.  If the Lake Tahoe ski resorts have received fresh snow, we recommend checking the road conditions before heading out.  As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a day of fresh tracks.

Be sure to bookmark the below links for the latest road condition updates:

Winter Driving Tips

1. Be prepared. In addition to chains, check your windshield wipers, tire pressure, gas levels and radiator fluid. It’s also useful to keep an ice scraper, shovel, and flashlight in your car, along with warm clothing and food and water.

2. Drive slowly and consistently. Speed limits on snowy roads decrease to 25-30 miles an hour.  Sudden actions, such as accelerating and braking suddenly, may cause you to lose traction.

3. Allow for plenty of following and stopping distance, to avoid sudden actions, per #1.

4. Be aware of other drivers on the road.

5. Allow for extra time. Traffic can move slower in the winter during storms, so ensure you have plenty of time to get to your final destination.

For the most up-to-date information on snowfall, mountain base depths and road conditions at Lake Tahoe, check out Ski Lake Tahoe’s webcams and conditions pages.

Drive safe, and see you on the slopes!

Lake Tahoe Road Conditions