Lakefront dining in South Lake Tahoe

With so many restaurants in South Lake Tahoe – from family-style to fine dining – it’s pretty easy to find something yummy to match your tastes and budget. As a bonus, some of the best South Lake Tahoe dining establishments serve up a delicious meal with a side of beautiful lake views. Here is my list of top spots for waterfront dining at Lake Tahoe.

Winter Events at Kirkwood

The Rahlves’ Banzai tour has more momentum than ever going into its 6th season. Top skiers and snowboarders from North America will line up against Lake Tahoe area athletes laying it on the line to defend home turf and a cash purse at each event. Points are earned at all events and added up to crown male and female ski and snowboard Overall Banzai Champions for an additional payout. This is where big mountain freeride meets ski / boarder-cross action! The RBT takes place on one of Kirkwood’s most iconic runs “The Wall” and it's head-to-head action 4 athletes at a time, top-to-bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions. This is the ultimate test of ski and riding skills. Open entry for 18 years old and up. Come take part in the fun and find out what you are made of.

What’s New at Kirkwood

Expedition: Kirkwood Discovery Series. This NEW series is designed to take intermediates and expert skiers/riders to the next level. Expedition: Kirkwood recognizes it takes perseverance, dedication and hard work to get to amp up to next level. So, we have created the Discovery Series which combines the unique terrain Kirkwood has to offer with top coaches to give you a one of a kind series. Whether you want to hone your skills in the steeps, navigate the signature chutes of Kirkwood, explore the top of our cornices & bowls, or push your own limits in our Ladies Only clinic, we have a series for you.

On Mountain Dining at Kirkwood

Home cooked meals for over 150 years. Take a step back in time at the historic Kirkwood Inn on Highway 88, just east of Kirkwood Meadows Drive. Built in 1864 by Zachary Kirkwood, the Inn retains its original character with its rustic log cabin design. The Inn features Western cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with a full service bar.

Ski School Programs at Kirkwood

The Ski & Ride School at Kirkwood is specifically developed to create the best learning experience possible. Although Kirkwood is known for having some of the best advanced and expert terrain in the region, what many don’t know is that our beginner and intermediate trails are some of the best learning terrain in the country. And a great mountain like Kirkwood breeds great instructors as well. Not only do they ski and ride here, but many of our instructors return year after year and provide specific information and instruction directly related to your experience level.

On Mountain Dining at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe's on-hill food options cover all the bases, from Southern-style BBQ complete with views of Huckleberry Canyon and Lake Tahoe, juicy burgers and soul-warming chili to ancient grain rice bowls, surf tacos and Spanish-style bocadillos ... we've got something for everyone to eat while spending a day on the slopes! Guests can look out over the action on Broadway while enjoying delicious food, sipping post-ski drinks and often surrounded by live music and events. Sign me up.

Top 10 Things to do at Mt. Rose

When you visit Mt. Rose, you’re not only going to enjoy some of the best skiing in the region, you’ll have convenient access to the incredible shopping, dining and activities just minutes away in the “Biggest Little City.” No matter what you decide, you’re sure to have fun. And, depending on what you’re up for, you can make your experience as high energy or as relaxing as you desire. The only challenge? Figuring out how to fit it all in to your schedule!

Bring Your Appetite When You Visit Mt. Rose

A word to the wise: Come hungry when you visit Mt. Rose. Gus’s famous breakfast burritos. Beers from local microbreweries. Expansive views and incredible outdoor dining opportunities that allow you to make the most of Tahoe’s famously sunny days that follow the storms… These are just a few of the things that make dining at Mt. Rose a must.