During ski season, thousands of people from all over California, including Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, flock to the slopes for some of the best skiing in the world. Lake Tahoe, in addition to its panoramic beauty, is well known for its blizzards.
Some of the major ski areas in Tahoe include:
Heavenly Mountain Resort:
the largest Ski area in California and Nevada, located near Stateline, Nevada
a medium sized ski area on the north shore only a few miles from Squaw Valley
a small ski area located in Incline Village, NV
a popular north shore ski area
a small south shore ski area
Boreal Ski Resort:
a small ski area on Donner Pass
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort:
a medium sized ski area in Donner Pass
Donner Ski Ranch:
a very small ski area on Donner Pass
Homewood Ski Resort:
a medium sized ski area on the west shore
a medium sized ski area north-east of the Lake, on Slide Mountain
Scattered throughout Tahoe are public and private sled parks. Some, such as Granlibakken are equipped with rope tows to help sledders get up the hill.
Many ski areas in Tahoe also have Snow tubing, such as Squaw Valley. Snow tubing is popular among people who are interested in alternative sports. Throughout Tahoe, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobile riding, and Snowshoeing are also popular, thus there are many trails for them.