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.

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Lake Tahoe Gondolas & Chair Lifts
1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1177

Diamond Peak opened in November of 1966 at the forefront of snow technology, being the first resort in the West to have a snow-making system. It is known for being affordable, family-friendly, uncrowded and – most of all – for its breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. With 655 acres of usable terrain, it’s got a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain. It’s also...read more

Diamond Peak opened in November of 1966 at the forefront of snow technology, being the...read more

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

Sugar Bowl Resort

Lake Tahoe Gondolas & Chair Lifts
629 Sugar Bowl Road, Norden, CA
(530) 426-9000

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort has attracted skiers and snowboarders to the top of Donner Summit for nearly 75 years. As a Tahoe-area resort that consistently collects great stashes of snow, Sugar Bowl boasts four distinct peaks and an open-boundary policy for backcountry access. Other unique features include a scenic gondola ride into the car-free...read more

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort...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 Area. Compared to the many large, corporate ski resorts in the Truckee-North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner Ski Area 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...read more

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