Lake Tahoe Things to Do in Winter

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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

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Black Tie Ski Delivery

12219 Business Park Drive Suite 6
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-1092
(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

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Black Tie Ski Delivery

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

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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

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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

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

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Flume Trail Mountain Bikes

1115 Tunnel Creek Road
Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-2501

The Flume Trail above Lake Tahoe is a mountain biking trail with a well-earned reputation. Between its historical significance and the incredible views that it offers, it is a route that practically everyone in the basin knows about, even people who have never once touched tire to trail. But for those who actually do like to get out and explore the back country on wheels... read more

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Heavenly Mountain Resort

4080 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 586-7000
Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side of South Shore, the ski resort drives the economy of this small Sierra community. Heavenly’s California Lodge was the resort’s original mountain base area, located nearly a straight shot up the hill from the lakeside Ski Run Marina. Appropriate for skiers of all skill levels, just about all ski services... read more

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Heli-Vertex

12219 Business Park Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 214-0711

Anyone can drive around the lake, and it's a nice way to spend an afternoon. For a little more exclusive trip, you could take a cruise on one of the local yachts or paddleboats. But if you really want to experience the area in a way that will give you the memories of a lifetime and make you the envy of your friends and family,... read more

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Heli-Vertex

1901 Airport Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-2211

Anyone can drive around the lake, and it's a nice way to spend an afternoon. For a little more exclusive trip, you could take a cruise on one of the local yachts or paddleboats. But if you really want to experience the area in a way that will give you the memories of a lifetime and make you the envy of your friends and family,... read more

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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

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort

1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive
Kirkwood, CA
(209) 258-6000

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle that is seen in town. Kirkwood is about a 45-minute drive from the center of South Lake. This small distance creates positives: crowds are smaller and attention to personal service is higher. The ski area itself is great for all levels of skiers with... read more

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Lakeshore Sports

8499 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 553-1660

If you believe that you can never have too much of a good thing, you’ll be glad to hear the news that Willard’s Sport Shop in Tahoe City has opened an additional location in Kings Beach under the name of Lakeshore Sports. Although the name is different, you’ll recognize the logo style from the original Willard’s signage, and the new shop is open seven days... read more

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Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010
Northstar California Resort

Of course Northstar at Tahoe Resort has skiing, but its range of offerings make the longtime Truckee fixture a four-seasons must visit. With upgrades, remodeling and the addition of a mid-mountain Ritz Carlton hotel, Northstar has upped its game in recent years. Considered to be the resort for families looking to ski on the North Shore, there is now more challenging terrain to be had... read more

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Tahoe Adventure Company

7010 N. Lake Boulevard
Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 913-9212

Tahoe Adventure Company is a way to access any outdoor adventure in Lake Tahoe. Whether it is rock climbing or kayaking, mountain biking or hiking, Tahoe Adventure Company prides itself in creating custom recreation tours that connect exactly with what the guest desires. They add a ton of local knowledge to each of their trips. They also offer paddleboard rentals and cruises. Other fun experiences... read more

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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

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Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to... read more

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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area

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

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski is not only one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic ski centers in the West, but the brand new Alder Creek Adventure Center is open as of winter 2015-16. Check out the new café/bar, ski rental center and fat-tired bike rentals too. From lung-busting climbs to flat meadows, Tahoe Donner has more than 100 km of trails groomed for... read more

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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

11603 Snowpeak Way
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9444
Tahoe Donner

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, the 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.... read more

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Tahoe Donner Snowplay

12790 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9437
Tahoe Donner

If a day on the slopes is too much for the younger members of your brood, then Tahoe Donner’s Snowplay area could be your ticket to winter fun. Depending on Mother Nature, the snowplay area is open and groomed and rents sleds and tubes (no private equipment is allowed). The snowplay area is open and supervised daily during major winter holidays and then on regular... read more

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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

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Tahoe Sport Fishing

900 Ski Run Boulevard Suite 102
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5448

Are you ready to catch a 20 pound fish out of Lake Tahoe? Tahoe Sport Fishing can help make it happen. Although it's never a promised thing, this is the place to go to find where the fish are biting. Trained in knowing Lake Tahoe like the back of their hand, the guides at Tahoe Sport Fishing know where to go, when and for how... read more

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Tahoe Sport Fishing

760 Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9338

Are you ready to catch a 20 pound fish out of Lake Tahoe? Tahoe Sport Fishing can help make it happen. Although it's never a promised thing, this is the place to go to find where the fish are biting. Trained in knowing Lake Tahoe like the back of their hand, the guides at Tahoe Sport Fishing know where to go, when and for how... read more

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Tahoe Sports Hub

10095 W. River Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4510

The Tahoe Sports Hub is full of gear for every adventure sport for every Sierra season. From watersports, the trail and granite in summer to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in winter, Tahoe Sports Hub either sells it or rents it. There is an on-site bicycle shop that sells bikes and gear as well as offering bike repair and rentals. Other summer fun can be had... read more

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The Village at Squaw Valley

1750 Village East Road
Olympic Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206

The Village at Squaw Valley is northern California's example of a ski hamlet, offering a little bit for everyone. The rooms all have views of the mountains and are located a few steps from the various base area ski lifts. Rooms are situated above the plethora of shops and restaurants with balconies looking out over the hustle and bustle below. The variety of restaurants and... read more

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UC Davis Tahoe Science Center

291 Country Club Drive #320
Incline Village, NV
(775) 881-7560

Located on the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, the Tahoe Science Center has interactive exhibits with hands-on activities that explore the science of the Lake Tahoe Basin – its geology, environmental issues, ecological challenges and more. Step aboard the 2/3-scale model of the UC Davis Research Vessel to learn how they investigate and monitor lake quality and clarity. Take... read more

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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