Lake Tahoe features the largest concentration of ski resorts in North America. Many mountains have peaks respected by even the most seasoned skiers and riders, as well as the stellar groomers and cruisers, plus plenty of steeps and bumps, parks and pipes.
Following are our seven favorite Lake Tahoe resorts, each no more than an hour drive from Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging.
Northstar California When you stay with Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging, Northstar California's slopes await just outside your door. Northstar California showcases 3,170 skiable acres with 97 trails and a vertical drop of 2,280 feet and has long been revered as a top family resort. Northstar California and the Village at Northstar make for a unique and truly unforgettable mountain getaway.
Alpine Meadows is recognized for it's incredibly diverse terrain. The resort offers beginner and intermediate groomers with sweeping views of Lake Tahoe as well as back-country accessed skiing and boarding for the most zealous of adventurers. Alpine offeres fabulous spring skiing.
Diamond Peak is located in Incline Village above the east shore of Lake Tahoe and has a reputation for uncrowded terrain, a welcoming staff, and great views. The top-notch ski school programs and Bee Ferrato Child Ski Center make Diamond Peak ideal for families and beginners.
Heavenly Mountain Resort spans both California and Nevada, and overlooks Lake Tahoe. Heavenly offers 34 miles of groomed cruisers, 1,600 foot plunges, outrageous tree skiing, 60 foot jumps in Jackpot Terrain Park and a 3,300-foot-long thrill ride on the longest zip line in the U.S.
Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe boasts the regions highest base elevation ensuring supreme snow conditions. At the summit you'll find more than 1,200 acres and 1,800 vertical feet of terrain topped off by the legendary Chutes, featuring some of the steepest, longest inbound slopes in North America.
Squaw Valley USA was the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The resort lures visitors with 4,000 skiable acres and six peaks of open bowl terrain, two halfpipes, three terrain parks, mountaintop ice skating, tubing, restaurants, shopping and year-round events.
Sugar Bowl Resort on Donner Summit receives the most annual snowfall in North Lake Tahoe. The resort offers some of the region's best skiing and riding on 1,500 acres and 1,500 vertical. Plenty of slopeside parking and easy access to Highway 80 provide convenience for visitors.
Northstar California has long been known as a family-friendly resort, and is consistently rated as the best ski resort at Lake Tahoe for family skiing and snowboarding. Northstar California andthe Village at Northstar have earned rave reviews from skiers and riders, and average annual snowfall is 350 inches (9 meters).
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