Know Before You Go

Lake Tahoe Travel Information

Planning a trip to Lake Tahoe? Here’s a quick resource for all the information you need, all in one place.

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Lake Tahoe Weather Forecast
Check the Weather

Some people come for the snow, some for the abundant sunshine, some for both. Because Lake Tahoe is nestled in the Sierra Nevada, the weather can change quickly. Plan accordingly and check the forecast.

Lake Tahoe Diamond Peak Webcam
View Live Webcams

Get current conditions and real-time weather in all seasons through our live webcams, or explore the water with an interactive kayak cam. Prepare for your trip while getting lost in the beauty of Lake Tahoe, all from the comfort of your home.

Lake Tahoe Driving Conditions
Driving Conditions

Driving to Lake Tahoe can be an adventure, especially in winter and spring. We’ve got you covered with traffic cameras and the most up-to-date conditions on our road conditions page. Or, view the Caltrans QuickMap or Nevada Road conditions.


Take TART Regional Transit or enjoy TART Connect – Lake Tahoe and Truckee’s curb-to-curb service that transports you throughout the Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities. Plan your route with TART’s interactive map or find fares and passes.

North Lake Tahoe Express
North Lake Tahoe Express

NLTEX is your easy VIP airport shuttle to/from Reno, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

Palisades Tahoe Lake Tahoe Parking

Palisades Tahoe Parking

This winter season, Palisades Tahoe has introduced a new parking program to better support residents and visitors in mitigating traffic on weekends and specific holiday dates. Secure your paid parking dates or get ready to reserve your free dates. Make your reservation.

Family by the Fire at Northstar

Northstar California Parking

Northstar California Resort has also implemented a new program to alleviate parking challenges. Both the Village View lot and Lower Village Preferred Paid parking lot will be paid, reservations-based lots on weekends and peak periods. Make your reservation.

Tentative Ski Resort Closing Dates

  • Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort: April 7
  • Boreal Ski Resort: April 14
  • Soda Springs Ski Resort: April 14
  • Diamond Peak Ski Resort: April 21
  • Sugar Bowl Resort: April 28
  • Palisades Tahoe: May 27
  • Homewood Mountain Resort: TBD
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: TBD
  • Northstar California Resort: TBD
  • Granlibakken Tahoe: TBD
Tahoe Tap

Drink Tahoe Tap

Kick the water bottle habit and drink “Tahoe Tap,” Lake Tahoe’s highly (99.994%) pure tap water. Tahoe Tap is readily available throughout the region at multiple free water refill stations to help lower the number of single-use plastics posing an environmental threat to the lake.

Sustainable Travel Pledge Lake Tahoe

Sustainable Travel

It takes a village to protect the delicate ecosystem of Lake Tahoe. Do your part to preserve its natural beauty, stay educated and promote mindful travel. Take and share our Sustainable Travel Pledge to inspire others to make the same commitment.

Lake Tahoe Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel

Our Know Before You Go: Responsible Travel Guide offers simple tips on how to help preserve Lake Tahoe for generations to come and plan for a safe trip. Find information on transportation, dining, activities and more.

Lake Tahoe Bear Safety

Be Bearwise

Don’t forget – you’re in bear country. Keep Tahoe bears wild by learning what it takes to be “bearwise” – including properly disposing of your trash, bringing bear-resistant containers, and avoiding unexpected attractants.

Lake Tahoe Water Trail

Lake Tahoe Water Trail

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a 72-mile water route along Lake Tahoe’s shoreline offering public launch and landing sites, signage, routes, navigation tools, and water safety tips to help you have the best paddleboard or kayak adventure.

Lake Tahoe Gift Card

Tahoe Gift Card

Shop local. Support local. The Lake Tahoe Gift Card is accepted at various local retailers, restaurants, services and entertainment providers. Share the gift of Tahoe with a loved one.