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

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

Black Tie Ski Delivery

12219 Business Park Drive Suite 6, Truckee, CA
(530) 550-1092
298 Kingsbury Grade Roadd #1a, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-5800
(866) 360-6433

With locations in all the top ski destinations in North America, it’s no surprise that Black Tie Ski Delivery brings all the top gear to visitors to North Lake Tahoe as well. They call themselves a ski concierge, meaning Black Tie staff set its customers up from head to toe with helmets, goggles, outerwear, boots and skis — all custom-fitted in your hotel room, condo... 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

Homewood Mountain Resort

5145 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-2992

Homewood Mountain Resort is a fabulous ski hill for beginners, intermediates and those who enjoy smooth groomers. Although Homewood may be small, it has some of the best views of Lake Tahoe, as it is located directly across the street from the lake. The airy view from the ski runs and lifts are unlike any other ski area in Lake Tahoe. Its tiny stature lends... 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

Tahoe Gal

952 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(800) 218-2464

The Tahoe Gal is north shore of Lake Tahoe's funnest cruise. Offering a diverse and full menu of tours, the Tahoe Gal gives the whole family a chance to see the jewel of the Sierra from the bow of a paddleboat. Giving tours that range from a day tour to a sunset excursion, from a full moon or magician cruise to a cruise that celebrates... 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