Many images come to mind when picturing winter in North Lake Tahoe. One may think of world-renowned ski and board resorts and images to the likes of Jonny Moseley and Shaun White tearing up the mountain. North Lake Tahoe is also packed with tubing, snow activities and a brand new ice rink to fill up an entire weekend with family-friendly fun.
Granlilbakken: Granlibakken ski area features a groomed snowplay area with rental saucers for sledding. Open daily, weather permitting.
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows: The SnoVentures Activity Zone is open daily with tubing and even miniature kid sized snowmobiles
Northstar California: Located mid-mountain just above the gondola, riders can slide down solo or in daisy chains with friends.
Right now are perfect conditions to put on those skates and head to one (or all!) of North Lake Tahoe’s ice skating rinks:
Village at Northstar: The Ice Skating Rink is located in the heart of the Village at Northstar. This 9,000 square foot rink is the center of a hubbub of activity, day and night. Rentals and lessons are available.
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows: Enjoy scenic views of the Lake while skating atop Squaw Valley on an Olympic-size rink at High Camp recreation complex. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. during the winter season. Rentals and lessons are available.
Resort at Squaw Creek: Skate on the resort’s private rink with heated waterfalls, hot tubs, a pool and the peaks of Squaw Valley as a backdrop. Rentals are available. Open December to April.
Tahoe City: The Tahoe City Winter Sporks Park welcomes a brand new ice rink to the metropolitan area of downtown. The rink is another desired amenity to the all-inclusive area with the Sports Park sled hill, cross-country area and nearby restaurants and lodging properties.