Free time is an important part of any agenda, and North Lake Tahoe offers so many ways to spend it, from team-building exercises, to casual group get-togethers, to individual interests and our ongoing calendar of events. For participants and spectators, the choices truly include something for everyone.
Year-round, unique shops and galleries invite visitors in Tahoe City’s town center, Truckee’s Commercial Row and the Village at Squaw Valley. Day spas feature Sierra-inspired treatments. Yoga studios offer drop-in classes and private group instruction.
Late May through October
There are ropes courses at Granlibakken and Squaw Valley (where you’ll also find a zip line). Taking a river raft down the Truckee is another great way to bring a group together. The water’s also fine for boating, kayaking and paddleboarding. The trails are scenic for hiking, biking and horseback riding, too. Guides, rentals and instruction are available.
North Lake Tahoe is a world-class golf destination, as well, with over 50 courses in the region. Layouts for every level of play invite team-building activities. There are a dozen North Shore/Truckee possibilities alone.
Early December through March
With an annual average of 400 inches of snow at the higher elevations, alpine skiing and snowboarding come naturally around Lake Tahoe. Most offer group pricing for lift tickets and can arrange team-building races. Many have on-site equipment rental with group rates available. Several provide complimentary shuttle service and some even feature meeting space.
There’s a plethora of other winter possibilities. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing showcase the winter landscape at a slower pace. Groups can rent equipment at Nordic ski centers and sports shops. Full moon tours are also available. Snowmobile and snow cat tours give groups a motorized glimpse of the backcountry. There are even dog sleds and horse-drawn sleighs for a glide into Lake Tahoe’s past.