One of the smallest ski areas in Tahoe packs a lot of affordable fun into just 380 acres. What they lack in size they make up for by having one of the best terrain parks in Tahoe.
Skiing and snowboarding in North Lake Tahoe is World Class. With over 400 inches of annual snowfall and famous ski resorts, such as Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar California, the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe come to life in the winter. That’s why it’s no wonder that some of the top winter sports icons have called North Lake Tahoe home. Among them are Olympic athletes Julia Mancuso, Jonny Mosely, Nate Holland, and most recently Olympic gold winner Shaun White.
Each ski resort has its own unique feel and a range of amenities, shopping, dining, events, and off mountain recreational activities. Lake Tahoe skiing gives you beautiful lake views, fresh snow, and fun with families and friends. The first rate amenities these resorts offer include a wide assortment of shopping, dining, and off mountain recreational activities that will keep your entire party entertained. But it’s the skiing and riding that keeps you coming back time and time again. Steep downhill runs, thousands of acres of off-piste terrain, world class half-pipes and parks, breathtaking vistas, all create a magical mountain mix that make for the ultimate winter getaway.
At Alpine Meadows, be sure you make your way to the top of Lakeview Chair for spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, then ski down to the Ice Bar to end your day with a beer. In Squaw Valley, rent your ski and snowboard equipment across the street from the Aerial Tram at the Inn Shop of Squaw Valley and walk to the lifts. All guests receive 20% off Ski & Snowboard equipment rentals at Inn Shop of Squaw Valley when you pre-register your equipment rentals online.
While, a “Ski Area” search will result in a vacation home at one of the large North Lake Tahoe Ski resorts, smaller resorts like Homewood and Tahoe Donner are not to be overlooked. Catering to families and the beginner to intermediate skier, these resorts also offer some of the BEST lake views, affordable lift tickets and season passes, and easy access to a wide variety of family-friendly vacation rentals.