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

P.O. Box 5285, Incline Village, NV
(775) 560-5629

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. A musician and storyteller by heart, Talbot is able to create... read more

Camp Richardson

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

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

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Mountain 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

Kirkwood Mountain 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

Tahoe Sport Fishing

900 Ski Run Boulevard Suite 102, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5448
760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9338

Are you ready to catch a 20 pound fish out of Lake Tahoe? Tahoe Sport Fishing can help make it happen. Although it's never a promised thing, this is the place to go to find where the fish are biting. Trained in knowing Lake Tahoe like the back of their hand, the guides at Tahoe Sport Fishing know where to go, when and for how... read more