There’s nothing that compares to a winter in North Lake Tahoe. A one-of-a-kind winter experience unified by 12 unique towns each with an adventurous spirit as deep as the lake itself. North Lake Tahoe is home to some of North America’s largest ski resorts, with budget-friendly options for everyone. From majestic lake views blanketed with pure white snow to a local culinary and entertainment scene buzzing with excitement, you can awaken your winter soul and discover a destination where Winter Wow is around every corner.
NORTH LAKE TAHOE. IT’S HUMAN NATURE.
You’re in luck! North Lake Tahoe is the perfect place for “take-your-breath-away, can’t-believe-this-is-real-life” moments that are full of Winter Wow. And don’t forget the lake is especially majestic this time of year, so be sure to try one of our iconic winter lakeside experiences to round out your getaway. From lakeside retailers and restaurants to activities beyond the mountains, a trip to North Lake Tahoe isn’t complete until you touch the lake!
Figuring out which of the 12 downhill resorts you want to hit up might seem a little daunting, but we’ve got all the information you need to choose wisely.
Home to North America’s largest cross-country resort and 11 other options to fuel your cross-country skiing adventure, North Lake Tahoe makes it easy to get Nordic this winter.
If you’re a trailblazer at heart, you’ve hit the jackpot. Prepare to be wowed as you explore a winter wonderland featuring nine routes exclusive to North Lake Tahoe, along with over 80 other backcountry trails across California.
Great exercise and great for all ages, snowshoeing is a wonderful way to connect with nature. It can also be done pretty much anywhere there is snow!
Whether you’re a novice or have little ones in tow who could use a lesson (or two, or three), we’ve got you covered. Plus, each January, several of our resorts participate in “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” with beginner-friendly environments
Spend a romantic winter evening with that special someone, meet up with a group of friends, or pick up something to go and dine next to the fire in your room. No matter what you’re craving, it’s easy to indulge in local flavors and be wowed by all the delectable bites.
Where does one go after a day on the slopes? We thought you’d never ask! Experience North Lake Tahoe like a local and sip the good life all around with this handy guide full of useful tips.
Shopping here is its own recreational activity. Each of the North Lake Tahoe resorts and towns offer a distinct selection of local boutiques, shops and markets. Take a look at our shopping blog and interactive map for inspiration.
You owe it to yourself to take advantage of the best spa and fitness options the region has to offer. Just choose how you want to unwind and recharge, then let the moment take over. Luxury amenities thrive in North Lake Tahoe – pamper yourself today and plan your spa visit.
If you’re looking to warm up, why not take the excitement indoors? Visit the Nevada side of the North Shore for non-stop action and gaming at the table or at the slots. You’ll also find 24/7 nightlife, entertainment featuring live music and a variety of dining options available whenever the mood strikes.
Unique culture abounds in the villages of North Lake Tahoe. From Squaw Valley and Northstar to Incline Village, there’s never a dull moment in these quaint mountain villages with plenty going on to do
From museums to gondola rides, North Lake Tahoe is full of hidden treasures and unique winter experiences off the mountain. Like the Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics, where you can take your imagination back in time. Or the Winter Music Series where you can listen to live music while you kick it slope side.
The lake is beautiful in the winter and a great place to take a moment to reflect on the wonder of the season. Catch a magical sunset or treat yourself to an upscale dinner alongside panoramic windows. And don’t forget to snap some Instagram worthy photos while you’re at it – nothing beats the white snow against the crystal blue water of the lake.
Looking to build a snowman or sled downhill? Many of our ski areas feature groomed snow-play areas and tubing lanes for all sorts of thrill levels.
Take your kids for a spin on one of the many ice rinks located in North Lake Tahoe. With options that include varying sizes and views, it’s easy to make an afternoon of it. Then top off your day with some hot cocoa afterwards!
Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up next to a fire pit. Whether you’re warming up with a hot toddy or enjoying s’mores with the family, there’s just something about the wow of an outdoor fire against the glistening snow that makes for an enchanting evening.
Find the perfect place to stay by exploring our wide range of accommodations. From luxury resorts to cozy cabins and everything in between, you’re sure to find somewhere perfect for your winter getaway.
What’s happening this winter in North Lake Tahoe? We’re glad you asked! From free live music to a ton of holiday events, there’s something going on every day. Check out our calendar to mark yours!
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Celebrating its sixth year, this annual alpine celebration is an epic event you don’t want to miss. Bluegrass and Roots music fans all over the world will travel to North Lake Tahoe for a weekend of craft brews, stunning mountain landscapes, incredible skiing, and of course, fantastic live music.