Lake Tahoe Things to Do in Winter

It’s no secret that the winter in Tahoe provides excellent conditions for skiing. The snow is plentiful, and the slopes are grand. Lake Tahoe things to do take advantage of Tahoe’s beach and mountain environments, and there are so many Lake Tahoe winter activities in the different towns to keep you entertained and busy throughout your entire vacation. Visit Truckee to enjoy some of the ever-popular alpine or cross-country skiing. Whether you’re a beginner or competitive skier, the variety of slopes and ski trails at all difficulty levels will cater the experience towards your desire. And when you want a break from swooshing through the mountains, check out a ski-themed village in Squaw Valley. There, the Lake Tahoe things to do range from restaurants to shops to even mini-golf.

Skiing is just one of many Lake Tahoe winter activities to enjoy — you can also partake in snowboarding, ice skating or hiking through the snow-coated Sierra Nevadas. Lake Tahoe things to do include winter activities you won’t find anywhere else. How do you like the idea of a sleigh ride along a portion of the Pony Express in South Lake Tahoe? Or maybe the act of sending a dummy in a snowboard careening down a mountain in Incline Village piques your interest.

Indoor Lake Tahoe Things to Do

If the outdoors isn’t your scene, you can still have tons of fun. Get a taste of Lake Tahoe culture by checking out art galleries in Tahoe City or movie theaters where you can stay up to date on the latest blockbusters. If you’re feeling lucky you can swing by a casino one night in the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe to try your hand at Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em and more.  Whether you’re on vacation or not, be sure to take some time for yourself with a Kings Beach thing to do, like visiting a local spa to get a little rest and relaxation.

Alder Creek Adventure Center

Tahoe Donner
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9484

The Alder Creek Adventure Center in Tahoe Donner is brand new with its grand opening in November 2015. And while its centerpiece activity is cross-country skiing, the state-of-the-art lodge is set to be open throughout every season. As the hub for Nordic skiing, the center offers ski rentals, wax and tuning services and lockers. There is also a shop selling Nordic gear and accessories. Non-skiers... read more

The Alder Creek Adventure Center in Tahoe Donner is brand new with its grand opening... read more

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

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of... read more

Atelier

10128 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 386-2700

Atelier in downtown Truckee is a place for visitors and locals alike to let their inner artists out. Atelier is a workshop space where accomplished and neophyte artists are encouraged to create in the same space. Along with art available for sale, regular gallery showings and exclusive art supplies, Atelier hosts a wide range of workshops for the public to partake in as well. Try... read more

Atelier in downtown Truckee is a place for visitors and locals alike to let their... read more

Benko Art Gallery

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

There are many art galleries at Tahoe where visitors can find beautiful images of the... read more

Bike Tahoe

P. O. Box 673, Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9566

If you love cycling — whether leisure riding, mountain biking or road — then checking out the Bike Tahoe is in your absolute best interest. A fabulous interactive bike guide organization, going through Bike Tahoe is one of the best ways to enjoy Tahoe on two wheels. With their collection of all the biking routes in the Lake Tahoe Basin presented in an easy-to-use manner,... read more

If you love cycling — whether leisure riding, mountain biking or road — then checking... read more

Bowl Incline

920 Southwood Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-1900

Bowl Incline is your one-stop destination for family fun and recreation. The bowling alley sports 16 natural wood lanes with automatic scoring. For kids they’ve got bumpers and lightweight balls. It’s a great place to host a birthday or other party, and lessons are available. Their billiard room contains six tournament-size tables rented by the hour. If it’s snowing outside and you’re dying to golf,... read more

Bowl Incline is your one-stop destination for family fun and recreation. The bowling alley sports... read more

Camp Richardson

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

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people... read more

Clair Tappaan Lodge

19940 Donner Pass Road, Norden, CA
(530) 426-3632

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge was constructed in 1934 by Sierra Club volunteers, and, just like Donner Summit itself, the rest is history. The stunningly rustic mountain lodge offers accommodations for up to 145 guests, many of whom are cross-country skiers and snowshoers in winter and hikers, rock climbers and cyclists in summer. The lodge... read more

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge... read more

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

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, including open glade, bowl and tree runs, it’s got a good mix of... read more

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

Donner Memorial State Park

12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or an extended stay. The Donner name may not ring a bell for those who didn’t excel in their Western United States history class, but throw in the word “cannibalism” and the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated... read more

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner... 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

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also... read more

Fifth Element Healing Center

8611 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 386-8768

Fifth Element Healing Center is a place of wellness through the means of Reiki and energy healing. Their motto is to offer a place where relaxation, healing and rejuvenation of your mind, body, emotional and spiritual needs are met in a personalized session. With years of experience and wisdom offered by their practitioners, you are certain to leave their sanctuary feeling restored and grounded. They... read more

Fifth Element Healing Center is a place of wellness through the means of Reiki and... read more