Lake Tahoe Resorts

Winter sports

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

Squaw Valley
the second largest ski area, known for its hosting of the 1960 Winter Olympics, located near Tahoe City

Alpine Meadows
a medium sized ski area on the north shore only a few miles from Squaw Valley

Diamond Peak:
a small ski area located in Incline Village, NV

a popular north shore ski area

Kirkwood Ski Resort:
a south shore ski area which gets more snow than any other ski area in Tahoe

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

Mount Rose
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.

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