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13 Dec 2023
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Tahoe Activities

Lake Tahoe provides a winter playground beyond the ski slopes, offering a variety of enjoyable activities. Whether you opt for ice skating, snowshoeing, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, or a leisurely stroll through festive holiday lights, there's something for everyone. Here are 5 things to do around North Lake Tahoe in the winter besides skiing.

1. Ice Skating at Northstar Village

Enjoy the classic fun of ice skating at The Village at Northstar. Whether you're a pro or just getting the hang of it, Northstar has a great ice skating rink right in the heart of the Village. After you're done, grab a hot chocolate and chill out by one of the outdoor firepits surrounding the ice rink.

2. Snowshoeing

Tahoe Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe offers a serene and immersive winter experience, not to mention it's a great workout!  A few of our favorite spots in snowshoe the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas are Donner Memorial State Park, Johnston Canyon Loop via the Glacier Way Trailhead, and Chickadee Ridge near Incline Village.

3. Snow Tubing at Palisades Tahoe

Tahoe Tubing

Get ready for an exhilarating ride down the slopes without strapping on skis or a snowboard. Palisades Tahoe provides the perfect setting for snow tubing, offering thrilling descents for both kids and adults. Feel the rush of the wind as you zoom down the slopes in the safety of a tube, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

4. Cross Country Skiing

Tahoe Cross Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is an ideal choice for a workout that combines the beauty of winter landscapes with cardiovascular exercise. Lake Tahoe features the largest concentration of cross-country ski areas in North America.  Groomed trails wind through snowy forests, offering a refreshing way to experience the winter surroundings.  Three great places to cross-country ski in North Lake Tahoe are:

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area

Tahoe City Winter Sports Park

Tahoe XC

5. Downtown Truckee Holiday Lights 

As night falls, stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee to enjoy the festive holiday lights. The town transforms into a charming display of twinkling lights, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. It's a family-friendly activity perfect for embracing the holiday spirit.

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