Things to Do in Lake Tahoe 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 things to do in Lake Tahoe in winter 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 toward your desire. And when you want a break from swooshing through the mountains, check out a ski-themed village in Squaw Valley. There, the things to do in Lake Tahoe in winter 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. Things to do in Lake Tahoe 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 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Winter

If the outdoors isn’t your scene, you can still have tons of fun with the things to do in Lake Tahoe in the winter. 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.

Hang Gliding Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
2640 E. College Parkway, Carson City, NV
(775) 772-8232

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it has to offer. But as the old saying goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet ... not until you’ve seen it from the air, piloting your own aircraft over the Carson Range and into the Tahoe Basin. With Hang Gliding Tahoe, you fly a powered hang glider with an instructor along... read more

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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

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Incline Village Recreation Center

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

The 37,000-square-foot Incline Village 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 year 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... read more

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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

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Lake Tahoe Adventures

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
3071 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-2940

Lake Tahoe Adventures is a 365-day opportunity to get out into Lake Tahoe's natural environment via a guided ATV, Razor or snowmobile tour. Family-owned and -operated, Lake Tahoe Adventures gives all ages a fun time in a beautiful setting. Knowing the Tahoe landscape intimately, Lake Tahoe Adventures is able to take clients into a part of the natural Lake Tahoe wilderness that creates an exclusive... read more

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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 sports book. 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, they offer University of Lakeside, a weekly class that teaches the... read more

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Lakeside Inn

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

Lakeside Inn, part of the Lakeside Inn and Casino complex, has earned a reputation as a great value. This property has a Sierra-lodge theme, and that carries over into the hotel rooms, furnished with rustic furniture and smooth-hewn wood paneling. Another feature that sets the Lakeside apart from other hotels and resorts is the property’s commitment to being fee free. There are no hidden charges,... read more

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M.E. Entertainment

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
10072 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 448-3423

If you are looking for a way to make your celebration amazing, M.E. Entertainment is a great place to start. With a client list of impressive musicians, stage acts and entertainers, M.E. Entertainment has the potential to take your get-together from fun to fantastic. In addition to private events, M.E Entertainment also brings big names to different establishments around the lake, making the nightlife in... read more

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Mountain Golf Course

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

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 58... read more

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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

Old Brockway Golf Course

Lake Tahoe Winter Activity
7900 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-9909

Historic Old Brockway Golf Course is one of the longest-running golf courses in Lake Tahoe. Beginning its journey as north Lake Tahoe's premier golfing option in 1924, its reputation as a fun, entertaining and challenging 9-hole golf course continues. Designed by John Duncan Dunn, the regulation course is a 36 par with 3314 yards of game. It is a bent grass course with a 69.8... read more

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