South Lake Tahoe Things to Do

South Lake Tahoe may be known in the area for its beautiful beaches, but it doesn’t need to be sunny or warmer than 70 degrees for you to find fun. In the winter South Lake Tahoe things to do range from outdoor diversions that let you revel in the snow to indoor happenings that keep you toasty.

Tahoe is known for its majestic snowy slopes in the winter season, and South Lake Tahoe winter activities cater to those who prefer their that sports involve snow. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels of experience can find scenic trails that will have them zipping down the mountains. Turn your time outdoors into a sightseeing adventure with cross-country skiing, a snowmobile tour or a snowshoe trek. Looking for some new gear? Sports stores and rental companies can outfit you with the latest equipment, so you can get what you need for South Lake Tahoe things to do in no time at all! And if you prefer the type of winter sports that don’t require much agility or skill, snowtubing with the family is a good time for everyone. Being outdoors doesn’t always require using skis, snowboards or snowtubes, either — an energizing hike along South Lake Tahoe’s mountain and shoreline trails provides an excellent way to check out the environment around you. If you’re feeling extra daring, a helicopter tour lets you revel in a birds-eye view of Lake Tahoe and offers excellent photo opportunities.

South Lake Tahoe Winter Activities

Not all South Lake Tahoe winter activities are outdoors. Head inside to warm up with cozy vibes and entertainment. Visit a bar or a club to check out the local nightlife. How would you like to create artistic masterpieces while sipping on cocktails? Do you want to try your hand at poker at one of the casinos? Ever been to a distillery? You have a chance to try any and all of these happenings in South Lake Tahoe. Check out the listings below to see which South Lake Tahoe winter activities catch your eye.

Winter Activities by Category

Around Tahoe Tours

889 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV
(775) 345-5966

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of the local area. Created by Darin Talbot, the tour agency is a culmination of his knowledge that began in 1977 when he moved to the area. With his fun attitude and amusing ways of sharing the tales of Tahoe, the musician and storyteller is able to create an entertaining and... read more

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Benko Art Gallery

South Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
3979 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #2, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3264

There are many art galleries at Tahoe where visitors can find beautiful images of the scenic landscape. But now there is a gallery with a bit more of a contemporary edge in South Lake Tahoe; its pieces are every bit as beautiful but a tad out of the ordinary. Benko Art Gallery carries works from artists who see things with a fresh eye and convey... read more

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Camp Richardson

South Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people to escape from the hectic urban life and rejuvenate their spirits in the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Operated today under a U.S. Forest Service special use permit (except for the marina, which is privately owned), the "Camp Rich" resort honors its storied history and continues to provide a vacation... read more

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Hang Gliding Tahoe

2640 E. College Parkway, Carson City, NV
(775) 772-8232

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it has to offer. But as the old saying goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet ... not until you’ve seen it from the air, piloting your own aircraft over the Carson Range and into the Tahoe Basin. With Hang Gliding Tahoe, you fly a powered hang glider with an instructor along... read more

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Hard Rock Casino Gaming

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Stateline, NV Winter Activity
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010

As one of the most recently refurnished resorts at South Shore, the casino floor of the Hard Rock is a feast for the senses. Rich and vibrant without being garish, buzzing with activity without being overwhelming, the gaming area offers some 500 video poker and slot machines as well as two dozen table games including blackjack, craps, roulette and pokers such as... read more

As one of the most recently refurnished resorts at South Shore, the... read more

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Stateline, NV Winter Activity
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was a regular performer there. In the '80s, it became the High Sierra, and in the '90s it was known as the Horizon. Fast-forward to the present and we now have the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the newest of the Stateline resorts. The showroom is now known as Vinyl, an... read more

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Lakeside Casino

Lakeside Inn and Casino
Stateline, NV Winter Activity
168 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 589-2313

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and roulette to slots, craps and a sportsbook. Look for the 3-to-2 odds on all blackjacks and the 10-times odds on all numbers at the craps table. In line with the philosophy of being the friendliest spot in town, there is the University of Lakeside, a weekly class that teaches the... read more

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Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn and Casino
Stateline, NV Winter Activity
168 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 589-2313

Lakeside Inn, part of the Lakeside Inn and Casino complex, has earned a reputation as a great value. This property has a Sierra-lodge theme, and that carries over into the hotel rooms, furnished with rustic furniture and smooth-hewn wood paneling. Another feature that sets the Lakeside apart from other hotels and resorts is the property’s commitment to being fee free. There are no hidden charges,... read more

Lakeside Inn, part of the Lakeside Inn and Casino complex, has earned a reputation as... read more

Powder House Ski & Snowboard

South Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
4215 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Unit K, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3660
1001 Heavenly Village Way, #15, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3649
1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6655
3535 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1685
3668 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-1031
3930 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6622
1133 Skl Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-7470
4045 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-6222
1001 Heavenly Village Way, #20, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6422

Powder House has been around since 1994 and has grown into a ski and snowboard rental shop empire at South Shore. They carry all the latest clothing and apparel and also have sister stores in a wide range of resort town retail lines. There are nine affiliated locations for snow sports equipment and clothing, so there’s one close to you no matter where you are... read more

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Tahoe Bike Company

South Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
3131 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-0267

Tahoe Bike Company is a full-service source of bikes in South Lake Tahoe. Offering an entire spectrum including electric bikes, surrey bikes, surreys for two people, mountain bikes, cruisers and commuter bikes, Tahoe Bike Company not only rents the exact bike for your cycling needs, but also sells bikes. In the winter the shop transitions into a winter sports gear mecca offering rentals in skiing,... read more

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Tahoe Bleu Wave

South Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-9283

Tahoe Bleu Wave is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water.  From its home base in the Tahoe Keys Marina, the boat fits 49 people and is fully decked out to host a grand wedding or extravagant get-together. Complete with a stocked bar, fireplace, private lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, gigantic party bow, restrooms and full climate controlled indoor facilities, the Tahoe Bleu Wave... read more

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Tahoe Dirt Bikes

12675 Lee Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 386-2952

For those who enjoy the thrill of speed and the beauty of the outdoors, Tahoe Dirt Bike is your best bet for renting machines that will provide just what you are looking for. This full-service guide and rental facility offers all levels of dirt bikes, street bikes, quads, Timbersleds, Polaris RZRs and E-bikes. Tahoe Dirt Bike is ready to educate the beginner or to facilitate... read more

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