Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Winter

Clair Tappaan Lodge

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

Northstar California Resort

Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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 Bike Company

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
3131 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-0267

Tahoe Bike Company is a full-service source of bikes in South Lake Tahoe. Offering an entire spectrum including electric bikes, surrey bikes, surreys for two people, mountain bikes, cruisers and commuter bikes, Tahoe Bike Company not only rents the exact bike for your cycling needs, but also sells bikes. In the winter the shop transitions into a winter sports gear mecca offering rentals in skiing,... read more

Tahoe Bike Company is a full-service source of bikes in South Lake Tahoe. Offering an... read more

Tahoe City Golf Course

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
251 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1516

Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9-hole course (with a par of 33) that has character and stellar views of Lake Tahoe. The history of the course began back in 1917 when England's famous golfer May "Queenie" Dunn was commissioned to create a course on the then-famous Tahoe Tavern resort property. As one of the first courses in the United States to be designed by... read more

Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9-hole course (with a par of 33) that has... read more

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-5475

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is a large, groomed cross-country ski zone that offers both traditional and skate ski options. Situated on Dollar Hill, just outside of Tahoe City, the location is excellent for getting views of the lake while enjoying the wilderness. There is a small ski school and youth ski program to help get the entire family outside. The area also has dog... read more

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is a large, groomed cross-country ski zone that offers both... read more

Tahoe Donner

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to... read more

Tahoe Sports

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
900 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-0200
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-8888

Tahoe Sports is a major outfitter in rentals for both summer and winter recreation in Lake Tahoe. Situated in South Lake Tahoe the company specializes in setting people up for various activities including Jet ski rentals, parasailing, fly board, paddleboard, pedal boat and bike rentals and other water toys. They also rent power boats for water skiing and wake boarding. Additionally they offer a 52'... read more

Tahoe Sports is a major outfitter in rentals for both summer and winter recreation in... read more