Skiing Lake Tahoe?

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1. Posted by jabyb (Budding Member 16 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

My partner and I were thinking about going skiing at Lake Tahoe, NV. I didn't realize there were so many resorts there. Can anyone recommend which ones are the best ?

2. Posted by kathidi (Budding Member 51 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hello Jabyb,

Lake Tahoe is spectacular and there are lots of fun things to do. It's a huge lake and there are resorts all around it, so there are many choices. Tahoe skiiers endlessly debate your question, like surfers debate wave breaks! You may need to do some research to find the best place for your needs. For example, will you be snowboarding or skiing? Looking for crazy snowboard playgrounds or long runs with through pine trees? I suggest you check out the "Lake Tahoe Forum" on Trip to get started. You may want to post some questions there.

I think many folks would agree with me that Heavenly Valley is a good starting point. It is located right in the main town on the the lake, South Lake Tahoe. The area includes both sides of the California/Nevada border, so you have Las Vegas style casinos on a smaller scale, as well as lots of choices for food and lodging. Lots of runs at different levels. It's crowded, but that's true for most ski resorts in California. I think the people there are friendly. Nightlife is great and transportation is easy because the city, lodges and casinos provide shuttle service.

That said, I like Homewood, which is quiet, expansive, hard to get to and short on lodging choices! (Locals will now know that I am old! Ha! Ha!)

You'll love Lake Tahoe no matter where you stay, so don't stress over making a bad choice. There isn't one! Have fun!

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4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I skied at Heavenly and stayed in South Lake Tahoe. Nice place - I stayed at a hotel on the California side, which is a little quieter than the Nevada side. It is small enough that you can walk around. I stayed right down by the water, so I had to drive up to the ski resort in the morning, but it isn't too bad.


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