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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Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Mountain Resort
South Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort

South Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

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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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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

Powder House has been around since 1994 and has grown into a ski and snowboard... read more

Snowmobile Circle Tracks

Sierra Mountain Sports
Stateline, NV and South Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
3021 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-3294
2500 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-3294
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(530) 542-3294

Snowshoe Thompson was a local legend, skiing over the mountains to deliver mail between Placerville, California, and Genoa, Nevada, in the mid-1800s. He never had the chance to experience the winter from atop a snowmobile, but you can, and at not one but three different circle tracks on the South Shore. On the California side, you can choose from the track in Meyers at the... 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

Tahoe Bleu Wave is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water.  From... read more