Tahoe Thing to Do: Gondolas & Chair Lift Rides

Many of those Lake Tahoe gondolas and chairlifts do double duty in the warm weather. In fact, taking a scenic ride up the side of the mountain, getting a bird's eye view of the land below, is a very popular thing to do in Tahoe. If you're into Tahoe hiking or biking, you might want to take the lifts up then ride or walk back down.

Northstar California Resort

Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Gondolas & Chair Lifts
5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty different lifts provide access to some 100 trails on more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The majority of the trails are designed for intermediate level skiers, while about a quarter of them are for advanced skiers and the remainder are just right for beginners. Speaking of beginners, Northstar offers...read more

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty...read more

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Tahoe Donner Association
Lake Tahoe Gondolas & Chair Lifts
11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9444

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. Compared to the many large, corporate ski resorts in the Truckee-North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner Downhill is small. But then again, that’s like comparing apples to oranges. Ask locals where their kids learned to ski, and there’s a very good chance it was on the slopes at Tahoe Donner. The ski area prides itself...read more

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. Compared to...read more