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

Heavenly Mountain Resort

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

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

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side... read more

Homewood Mountain Resort

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

Homewood Mountain Resort is a fabulous ski hill for beginners, intermediates and those who enjoy... 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

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the... read more

Lakeshore Sports

Willard's Sport Shop
Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
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

If you believe that you can never have too much of a good thing, you’ll... 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

Lionesse Beauty Bar

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
5001 Northstar Drive, Unit 5105, Truckee, CA
(530) 563-5251

When it comes to looking our best, there is a new defense for aging. Lionesse Beauty Bar is a skin-care salon that offers a unique approach to beauty. Using the technology of Celestolite and infusing meteorite celestial minerals within their skin care, Lionesse Beauty Bar offers a nonsurgical approach to reducing wrinkles and removing darkening areas on the skin and dark circles under the eyes.... read more

When it comes to looking our best, there is a new defense for aging. Lionesse... 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

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