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North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Skiing and snowboarding in North Lake Tahoe is World Class. With over 400 inches of annual snowfall and famous ski resorts, such as Palisades Tahoe (formally known 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 makes for the ultimate winter getaway.
Palisades Tahoe, 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 Palisades Tahoe 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.

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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.

(530) 426-3663

Diamond Peak offers an award-winning ski school, special lift ticket offers, and multiple terrain parks. Skiing at Diamond Peak Resort is an authentic, peaceful experience with unparalleled value.

Donner Ski Ranch is a budget-oriented, family owned ski arealocated on Donner Summit. In Operation since 1937, it is one of the oldest ski areas in the Western United States.

(530) 426-3635

Homewood Mountain Resort, located on Lake Tahoe's pristine west shore, gives visitors the real Lake Tahoe experienceemerald waters, ample terrain, and tons of fresh snow.


Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno, Nevada. And the only ski resort that offers a 360 degree view into Nevada's Truckee Meadows and Lake Tahoe.


Northstar California is a world famous mountain resort situated on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Ski over 3,000 acres of terrain acres and drop 2,280 vertical feet.



Soda Springs is one of America's original ski resorts, established in 1931. Since then. it has become a cost-saving alternative to the larger Lake Tahoe resorts.

(530) 426-3901

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort is an incredible high-alpine experience ​with four peaks, three progressive terrain parks, endless cross-country trails, incredible backcountry, and the most snow in Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Donner Downhill is a small ski resort located high up in the Tahoe Donner neighborhood of Truckee. Located just minutes from many of our homes in that area, it is a great place for beginners and families.