What do we mean by resort? We've narrowed it down to ski places, whether they have lots of amenities or just a hill that's great for beginners and a snack shack. There are three South Lake Tahoe ski resorts, and that includes one that's a bit off the main drag, Kirkwood, as well as one of the Mothers of all Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts, Heavenly Mountain Resort. The other is the well-liked Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort that is perfect for families or big groups with varying skiing abilities as it has terrain that works for all levels.
One of the South Lake Tahoe ski resorts that should be noted, Heavenly, spreads out like a firmament above the town and influences most things here. Its presence is huge in both winter and summer. Like many Lake Tahoe ski resorts, Heavenly caters to skiers of all abilities, and it also features other winter sports such tubing and terrain parks. An amenity at Heavenly that you won’t find at other South Lake Tahoe ski resorts is the Gondola that ferries people up the mountain under snow or sun. In the summer, the resort provides tons of fun in the form of ropes courses, climbing walls, zip lines and biking and hiking along the now-not-snow-covered ski trails. This South Lake Tahoe ski resort also provides one of the most known and revered views of the shimmering Lake Tahoe from a majority of its mountainside, worthy of a trip up whether you see it through snow goggles or sunglasses.
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Kirkwood is considered a South Lake Tahoe ski resort despite the fact that it's not located in town. It might take more effort to get to it, but locals say that this is a good ski area for athletes who want to push their limits some. If you're not a ninja skier, though, you have the option of snowshoeing or cross-country excursions and easier inclines.
South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts by Amenities & Activities