South Lake Tahoe Resorts

Including East Shore Resorts

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 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 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 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 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 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.

Close to South Lake Tahoe Resorts

Kirkwood is considered a South Lake Tahoe 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-county excursions and easier inclines. 

South Lake Tahoe Resorts by Amenities & Activities

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Mountain Resort
South Lake Tahoe Resort
4080 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 586-7000

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side of South Shore, the ski resort drives the economy of this small Sierra community. Heavenly’s California Lodge was the resort’s original mountain base area, located nearly a straight shot up the hill from the lakeside Ski Run Marina. Appropriate for skiers of all skill levels, just about all ski services... read more

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side... read more

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

South Lake Tahoe Resort
1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood, CA
(209) 258-6000

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle that is seen in town. Kirkwood is about a 45-minute drive from the center of South Lake. This small distance creates positives: crowds are smaller and attention to personal service is higher. The ski area itself is great for all levels of skiers with... read more

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the... read more