Outdoor Adventures Itineraries

North Lake Tahoe is a mecca for alpine athletes and outdoor adventurers. As a high-altitude training ground, North Lake Tahoe boasts a series of unique mountain biking, paddling, climbing and snow sport experiences.


Basecamp Tahoe City
A boutique hotel built for exploring the incredible lakes, trails, and mountains in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Northstar California Resort
Guests can explore ski, snowboard, mountain biking, golf and hike.

The Village at Palisades Tahoe
Located within steps of the Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram, guests have access to a plethora of high altitude adventures.

Warm Weather Activities


Clearly Tahoe
The outfitter offers guided tours in transparent kayaks that allow paddlers to see below the surface of the pristine lake. Specialty tours include Sunset and Full Moon paddle experiences.

Truckee River Rafting
Offers self-guided raft trips from Tahoe City to River Ranch.

Waterman’s Landing
Offers recreational and performance stand-up paddleboards, single and double kayaks, canoes and outrigger canoes at the dog friendly Patton Beach.

Hike, Climb and Bike

North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail
An interactive map that connects the lake’s best eateries and breweries with various modes of human powered transportation.

Northstar California Bike Park
The largest lift-served bike park on the West Coast.

Tahoe Adventure Company
Experienced guides lead adventurers of all abilities on outdoor excursions including rock climbing, hiking, backcountry skiing and paddling outings.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association offers guided hikes and backpacking resources. Hikers can conquer the trail with a 165 mile thru hike or enjoy a leisurely day hike.

Via Ferrata
Permanent steel anchors and cables connect climbers to the mountain, while experienced guides from Alpenglow Expeditions lead the course.

Motorized Excursions

AWS Incline
Watersport lessons and rentals on the Hyatt’s private beach.


Matt Heron Fly Fishing
Operates out of the Resort at Squaw Creek and offers classes and guided trips.

Sierra Fin Addicts
Fishing charter service specializing in shallow water and light tackle applications for mackinaw, rainbows and browns.

Cold Weather Activities

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
North Lake Tahoe is home to the largest concentration of ski resorts in North America with 11 downhill resorts to choose from.

Nordic Skiing
North Lake Tahoe has the most concentrated region of groomed cross country ski and snowshoe terrain in North America

Sledding hills and resorts offer this fun activity all winter long.

Ice Skating
Still a family-friendly favorite there are several ice skating rinks to visit throughout North Lake Tahoe.

The perfect way to explore regional trails as you navigate deep powder