Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful vacation spots in Northern California and Nevada. In a region that features arguably the best ski slopes in the west, you would think it would simply be a winter sport destination, except Lake Tahoe is a year-round vacation oasis.
The actual lake itself is the largest alpine lake in North America. The area surrounding the lake is filled with stunning scenery. The mountain ranges have quaking aspens nestled at every glance. In any season, Lake Tahoe is one of the most picturesque regions in the west. But then again, pictures don’t seem to nearly do it justice.
In the wintertime, the main attraction of Lake Tahoe is skiing, and boy, does it have lots of slopes to ski. Lake Tahoe gets over 400 inches of snow a year on its majestic mountains with steep cliffs. From the top of any mountain, before you start your descent down the slope, you will see absolutely breathtaking views of mountains across from you and the big blue lake beneath you.
There are 97 runs total and 30 lifts in Lake Tahoe between California and Nevada, for skiers and board riders of any level expertise. One of the top skiing destinations in Lake Tahoe is Alpine Meadows, which has several different trails for various levels of skiers. This range is close to Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge, a cozy, classic mountain retreat along the banks of Lake Tahoe. You can also ski in the same tracks as Olympians at Squaw Valley, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. While in Squaw Valley, stay at another Red Wolf Lodge, which offers a ski-in and ski-out location.
When it’s not snowing in Lake Tahoe, the region is still just as picturesque, albeit, exchange the white snow for green trees. There are tons of hiking trails that you can use by foot or bike. If you get to the top of the mountains, enjoy the views.
The lake brings about several things to do. Simply sit on the shore and admire the scenery. Or if you are into water sports, rent a kayak or stand up paddle board on the lake, or cruise at high speeds on a jet ski in the spacious water. Wakeboarding and waterskiing are also available. Lake Tahoe is also great for avid fishers, who will find some of the region’s top freshwater trout.
Sticking with the outdoor theme, there are also various rivers in Lake Tahoe. One of the best rivers is the Truckee, where you can go river rafting.
At night time, head over to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe and visit some of the top casinos in the city, where gaming is legal if you are at least 21 years of age.
You will have no shortage of activities to explore in Lake Tahoe. Its majestic and epic scenery and nightlife will make you want to keep coming back. To book your next vacation rental in Lake Tahoe, call us today at (877) 477-7368 or explore online to start planning your trip.