Beer. The perfect punctuation mark to a great day on the slopes. Lake Tahoe is home to more than a dozen microbreweries and taphouses serving up some of the best hand-crafted ales and barrel-aged sours on the West Coast. We’ve rounded up seven not-to-be missed beers to pair with each of Ski Lake Tahoe’s seven top-rated resorts. So kick off your ski boots, fill up a frosty mug and read on.
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When people hear the word “variety” used to describe Lake Tahoe, they typically think of the vast number of ski resorts or the endless nightlife and entertainment options. But the region is also a vibrant gathering place for yoga practitioners, massage therapists and wellness coaches given Lake Tahoe’s stunning natural beauty and the high concentration of outdoor-minded individuals.
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!
Plenty of winter destinations brag about champagne powder, but only Lake Tahoe can still serve up champagne toasts until well after 2:00am. Party-minded skiers and snowboarders simply migrate to the Nevada side of the lake where there’s no need for such pesky things as last call.
Ride the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley or the Scenic Gondola at Heavenly. Be a part of the action and join your friends and family for the ride up the mountain. Squaw Valley’s tram heads to High Camp with plenty of attractions for non-skiers including the Olympic Heritage Museum. Heavenly’s gondola stops at an observation deck before arriving at Adventure Peak home to the resort’s four lane tubing hill. Both offer stunning views of Lake Tahoe, dining options at the top and regular rides back down.
Let’s face it, once you’ve had first tracks down a mountain there’s no going back. The search for fresh, untracked powder becomes an addiction, one most people are willing to pay a premium to enjoy. Lake Tahoe’s expansive mountains and luxurious resort amenities more than cater to this lifestyle.
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Lake Tahoe is a "must-do" experience for any skier or snowboarder hoping to reach elite partygoer status. Imagine Vegas-style entertainment in a beautiful alpine setting with no need for such pesky things as last call. And there's no better way to shrug off a New Year's Day hangover than skiing or sn0wboarding on powdery slopes while soaking in stunning lake views and crisp mountain air.
Be in the heart of the action when you stay at The Village at Squaw Valley. Stay in one of our spacious one bedroom condos complete with a full kitchen and cozy fireplace. Relax and unwind at the Village’s wine bar, Uncorked, and indulge in unique wines from California and beyond. Along with the wine […]
A locals’ favorite where skiers and riders on the backside can kick back in a lounge chair with a cold beverage and barbecued bratwurst. The Ice Bar is located at the base of the Sherwood Chair.