Tahoe City Things to Do: Winter

When it’s chilly outside and the ground is covered in snow, Tahoe City things to do offer numerous indoor options that’ll entertain you during the day and night. You can relax your body and spirit with yoga sessions or a trip to a spa. Pay a visit to local art galleries to observe beautiful, local craftsmanship and even get in touch with your own inner artist with different arts and crafts workshops. Find yourself wondering about the Tahoe City and West Shores’ history and heritage? Certain Tahoe City things to do, like checking out local museums where you can satisfy your curiosity and garner some knowledge to share with your family and friends. And there’s nothing quite like winding down a fun-filled day of Tahoe City winter activities with a good movie. You laugh or cry at the latest blockbuster in a luxurious and comfy movie theater or even receive excellent recommendations for a film to take back home to enjoy on your couch. In the winter, Tahoe City things to do are available under all different circumstances – anywhere and anytime! After you’ve warmed up, venture out into the great outdoors for Tahoe City winter activities that unite you with the snow covered wilderness.

Outdoor Tahoe City Things to Do

Tahoe City transforms into a sparkling little Winter Wonderland in the colder months, and the snowy environment provides peak conditions for Tahoe City things to do during the winter. Like other towns in Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City offers a multitude of skiing options. Here, winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding and even the less common pastime of nighttime snowshoe historical tours. Tahoe City ski slopes cater to all levels, but experienced skiers might feel compelled to check out the runs in West Shore where a great treat awaits them. When you’re not swooshing down the snowy mountainsides, another Tahoe City thing to do might include exploring scenic hiking trails that lead you to panoramic views of the Lake and the Truckee River basin – be sure to have your camera ready to preserve the sights. Check out the listing below to see which ones 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

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

CA State Park Road, Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7982

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also open with a larger selection of sites in the summer, the park is positioned to take advantage of both the beautiful natural setting of Lake Tahoe and the historic aspects. Within the park is access to the Hellman-Ehrmann Mansion that was built in 1905. The property is still exquisitely maintained... 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

Sierra State Parks Foundation

P.O. Box 28, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9911

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide in the Lake Tahoe area, then you must thank Sierra State Parks Foundation. Founded in 1973, the foundation is a nonprofit supporting seven different parks around the basin: D.L. Bliss State Park, Donner Memorial State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoe State Recreation... read more

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

475 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2431

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not just your regular movie theater. Recently renovated complete with overstuffed leather rocking chairs and comfy couches in the theater and a full bar with seven beers and cider on tap in the entry area, Tahoe Art Haus takes going to a movie to whole new level of fun. The theater was a little rundown when the new owners... read more

Willard's Sport Shop

170 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3356

Willard's Sports Shop is a true local business. Owned and operated by a longtime Tahoe family, the Willards, it's obvious when being helped by one of the family members or staff that they truly do care. In addition to all winter gear, they carry high-quality down jackets, street wear, gloves, hats, goggles, eyewear and clothing created by local businesses. In the summer the shop transitions... read more