Looking to have some fun in the cold this winter? Isolated in the Sierra Nevadas, Lake Tahoe beautifully compacts emerald forests, snow peaked mountains, and luscious blue water unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s no wonder this is such a hot (or cold) tourist attraction at Squaw Alpine. Whether you’re a skier or snowboarder, professional or amateur, there are mountains and parks all around Tahoe for you to get out and enjoy some of that white, fluffy snow. Here are some of the top ski resorts around lake Tahoe that you won’t want to miss out on while you’re planning your trip.
Made popular by the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is an internationally renowned ski resort that offers a modern and professional ski culture. Squaw Valley has long seasons for skiers, snowfall between the months of November and April, has 100 acres of night skiing trails, and a longest run reaching 3 miles in length. The resort also offers many other activities to do such as cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and even dog sled tours. With that, visitors will find a host of restaurants, classes, and spa services that will make this one of the most memorable vacation spots around the country.
By taking a mere 15 minute shuttle ride away from Squaw Valley, one can find themselves in Alpine Meadows, a beautiful little resort that has a dynamic environment, which includes learning zones for new skiers and heart-pounding drops for thrill seekers. Alpine Meadows offers 2,400 acres of skiable land and many beautiful look out points for those looking to take some pictures. Visitors here will be able to enjoy outdoor spas, restaurants, roller skating, and more, which makes this one of the most sought after destination for many skiers.
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Heavenly Mountain Resort, a park with 4,800 acres of skiable land, is found at the southeastern edge of Lake Tahoe and is one of the most expansive and well-visited resorts in the park. If one rides the lift up to Monument peak, 10,000 feet high, they can experience an exciting 3,500-foot drop back down to the resort, the longest at Lake Tahoe. Trails in Heavenly Mountain are of intermediate difficulty, so it’s not a place for first timers, but it offers a wide variety of restaurants, casinos, and spas for visitors to unwind and enjoy.