Lake Tahoe Resorts

When we speak of Lake Tahoe Resorts, what we’re meaning are the ski resorts — this is so it’s easy for you to distinguish them from Lake Tahoe Places to Stay. Sure, some of these Lake Tahoe hotels are not what you'd apply the nomenclature of true resort to since what you get is simply (everything is relative) amazing slopes, and of course some places to stay are on the true resort status with shops, restaurants and other activities in addition to their housing options. But, for simple clarity, our Lake Tahoe Resorts are ski resorts only. There’s such a focus on winter sports in this area, and because of that, you’ll find ski resorts in every area around the lake and in any configuration you can imagine.

Let’s start with the Lake Tahoe resorts that provide the basics, such as Homewood Mountain Resort, Soda Springs Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort or Donner Ski Ranch. These Lake Tahoe hotels are all about skiing, tubing, cross-country and snowshoeing. They cater to families, often, because they have slopes for beginners right on up to the challenging slopes. Because they don’t have all the extras such as restaurants, shopping and hotels, they often are less expensive that other ski resorts. And their purist nature make them favorites with many locals.

Skiing at Lake Tahoe Resorts

Then, if we jump to the other end of Lake Tahoe resorts, you’ll find the Northstar California Resort with its upscale Ritz Carlton, high-end shopping and restaurants and the red carpet services you’d expect from a Ritz. To complete the resort feel, you have 100 trails of all levels serviced by 20 lifts. There are seven snowboarding terrain parks, an ice rink and even a movie theater and golf course on site. These larger Lake Tahoe resorts mostly have snow and become summer places, with plenty of warm-weather activities such as hiking and lift-assisted mountain biking, swimming and disc golf. The Village at Squaw Valley belongs to this group as does Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe. And, if you’re more of a Not Too Big and Not Too Small type of person, there are even more ski resorts in between. Whatever you're looking for, read through. You'll find it!

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Lake Tahoe Resort
1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1177

Diamond Peak opened in November of 1966 at the forefront of snow technology, being the first resort in the West to have a snow-making system. It is known for being affordable, family-friendly, uncrowded and — most of all — for its breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. With 655 acres of usable terrain, including beautiful groomers and gladed tree runs, it’s got a good mix of... read more

Diamond Peak opened in November of 1966 at the forefront of snow technology, being the... read more

Granlibakken Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Resort
725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA
(877) 552-6301

Granlibakken Tahoe is tucked away in the forested hills framing Lake Tahoe. Located just a few minutes from Tahoe City, Granlibakken is a resort center that invokes the meaning of quaint hospitality while at the same time offering a plethora of options to create the perfect vacation. From a fine dining restaurant that serves culinary art to a conference center that holds annual events such... read more

Granlibakken Tahoe is tucked away in the forested hills framing Lake Tahoe. Located just a... read more

Sugar Bowl Resort

Lake Tahoe Resort
629 Sugar Bowl Road, Norden, CA
(530) 426-9000

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort has attracted skiers and snowboarders to the top of Donner Summit for nearly 75 years. As a Tahoe-area resort that consistently collects great stashes of snow, Sugar Bowl boasts four distinct peaks and an open-boundary policy for back-country access. Other unique features include a scenic gondola ride into the car-free... read more

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort... read more

Tahoe Donner

Lake Tahoe Resort
11509 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to... read more

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to... read more

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Tahoe Donner
Lake Tahoe Resort
11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9444

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Compared to the many large, corporate ski resorts in the Truckee-North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner Ski Area is small. But then again, that’s like comparing apples to oranges. Ask locals where their kids learned to ski and there’s a very good chance it was on the slopes at Tahoe Donner. The... read more

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Compared... read more