California dreaming. Surf in the morning, shred during the day, skate all night. This ambitious lineup might sound a little crazy to some, but to Northern Californians it’s a daily reality given the close proximity of the coast, mountains and urban city centers. There is a palpable stoke that can be felt on the slopes of Lake Tahoe as the culture of surfing, creativity of skateboarding and soul of skiing and snowboarding come together in the region’s cutting-edge terrain park scenes.
Ski Lake Tahoe
Once the winter snowstorms close the high mountain passes in California for the season, the spine of the Sierra Nevada Mountains becomes the largest roadless area in the lower 48 states including the highest peak in the contiguous U.S., Mt. Whitney, at 14,505 feet. Lake Tahoe sits at the northern end of this high alpine paradise serving as an ideal basecamp for backcountry-savvy skiers and snowboarders looking to hone their skills before heading out into the region’s endless powder playgrounds.
Lake Tahoe is a sure bet for families looking to stretch their travel dollar and fill their ski vacation with one-of-a-kind memories that are certain to last a lifetime. Not only does Lake Tahoe offer more resorts in close proximity than any other winter destination in North America, parents and kids can choose from an endless variety of adventures off-the-slopes as well including ice skating, tubing, dogsledding, sleigh rides, swimming lagoons, paddlewheeler boat tours and even year-round climbing walls, ziplines and tree-top canopy tours.
When's the last time you've had chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Or Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Maybe it's time to swap out these Christmas traditions for s'mores and champagne served slope-side by a fire pit and two feet of fresh snow courtesy of Old Man Winter!
There must be something in the water in Lake Tahoe. How else you can explain the abnormally high percentage of Olympic gold medalists and world champion athletes that call Lake Tahoe home? We shared a chairlift with a few of them recently to find out just what it is that makes Lake Tahoe so extraordinary.
The spring skiing scene in Lake Tahoe is legendary. Bluebird skies, comfortable temps, deep snowpacks and a laidback California vibe come together to attract thongs…scratch that…throngs of sun worshipers to the slopes of Lake Tahoe.
Everybody loves new. New snow, new gear, new terrain; the best days on skis typically include some element of new. But new is simply not enough these days at Lake Tahoe resorts; if it’s going to impress the latest generation of skiers and snowboarders, it better be cool, too.
Looking for a totally unique, memorable winter vacation that caters to the feminine side of the sport? Lake Tahoe ski resorts have the perfect fit in the way of women-specific camps and clinics taught by some of the biggest female names in the ski and snowboard industry. Home to five Olympic medalists, ESPN’s Female Action Sport Athlete of the Year and Powder Magazine’s Female Skier of the Year, Lake Tahoe has no shortage of world-class caliber women charging the slopes and sharing their love for the sport.
Going on a ski and snowboard vacation is exciting. But sometimes the getting there is less so. Consider this - it doesn’t always have to be that way. Lake Tahoe's celebrated ski resorts
Truly the crown jewel of the High Sierra, Lake Tahoe strategically straddles two states bringing together California’s laidback vibe with Nevada’s anything goes attitude. One of the most beloved ski regions on the planet, Lake Tahoe boasts fifteen downhill resorts and seven cross country areas, more resorts in close proximity than any other winter destination in North America.