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.

Hard Rock Casino Gaming

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010

As one of the most recently refurnished resorts at South Shore, the casino floor of the Hard Rock is a feast for the senses. Rich and vibrant without being garish, buzzing with activity without being overwhelming, the gaming area offers some 500 video poker and slot machines as well as two dozen table games including blackjack, craps, roulette and pokers such as... read more

As one of the most recently refurnished resorts at South Shore, the... read more

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was a regular performer there. In the '80s, it became the High Sierra, and in the '90s it was known as the Horizon. Fast-forward to the present and we now have the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the newest of the Stateline resorts. The showroom is now known as Vinyl, an... read more

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was... read more

IVGID Recreation Center

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
980 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1300

The 37,000-square-foot IVGID Recreation Center has fitness classes and activities for people of all ages, from babies to seniors. You can drop in for the day or get a membership by the week, month or annually for yourself or your family. If you want to work out, you’ll find a cardiovascular room and strength area decked out with the latest equipment. The 25-yard, indoor pool... read more

The 37,000-square-foot IVGID Recreation Center has fitness classes and activities for people of all ages,... read more

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
Bear Street and CA Highway 28, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 583-3074

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy shoreline of Lake Tahoe simple. The park itself is free and offers day use of a few miles of sandy beach, public bathrooms, a children's play area and barbecue grills. There are boat, Jet Ski and paddleboard rentals available as well. Parking costs $10 for both cars and... read more

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying... read more

Lakeside Casino

Lakeside Inn and Casino
Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
168 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 589-2313

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and roulette to slots, craps and a sportsbook. Look for the 3-to-2 odds on all blackjacks and the 10-times odds on all numbers at the craps table. In line with the philosophy of being the friendliest spot in town, there is the University of Lakeside, a weekly class that teaches the... read more

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and... read more

Mountain Course

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
690 Wilson Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1150

The Mountain Golf Course in Incline Village is set in a rolling hillside – with an elevation change of about a hundred feet – that reminds you why this town is named Incline. The Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed course winds its way through a forest of old-growth pines and cedars with a couple of creeks running through. Usually open May through October, the 18-hole, par... read more

The Mountain Golf Course in Incline Village is set in a rolling hillside – with... read more

Powder House Ski & Snowboard

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
1001 Heavenly Village Way, #20, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6422
4045 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-6222
1133 Skl Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-7470
3930 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6622
3668 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-1031
3535 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1685
1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6655
1001 Heavenly Village Way, #15, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3649
4215 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Unit K, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3660

Powder House has been around since 1994 and has grown into a ski and snowboard rental shop empire at South Shore. They carry all the latest clothing and apparel and also have sister stores in a wide range of resort town retail lines. There are nine affiliated locations for snow sports equipment and clothing, so there’s one close to you no matter where you are... read more

Powder House has been around since 1994 and has grown into a ski and snowboard... read more

Sierra State Parks Foundation

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
P.O. Box 28, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9911

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide in the Lake Tahoe area, then you must thank Sierra State Parks Foundation. Founded in 1973, the foundation is a nonprofit supporting seven different parks around the basin: D.L. Bliss State Park, Donner Memorial State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoe State Recreation... read more

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide in the Lake... read more

Snowmobile Circle Tracks

Sierra Mountain Sports
Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(530) 542-3294
2500 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-3294
3021 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-3294

Snowshoe Thompson was a local legend, skiing over the mountains to deliver mail between Placerville, California, and Genoa, Nevada, in the mid-1800s. He never had the chance to experience the winter from atop a snowmobile, but you can, and at not one but three different circle tracks on the South Shore. On the California side, you can choose from the track in Meyers at the... read more

Snowshoe Thompson was a local legend, skiing over the mountains to deliver mail between Placerville,... read more

Stillwater Spa

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV
(775) 886-6745

Are you ready for a little pampering? Get yourself down to the Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe and prepare to relax. The philosophy of the spa reflects the tranquility of the natural surroundings, incorporating the clear waters of the lake and the pure mountain air balanced with the elements of earth and fire in treating your body, mind and soul. Massage styles include... read more

Are you ready for a little pampering? Get yourself down to the Stillwater Spa at... read more

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not just your regular movie theater. Recently renovated complete... 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