Lake Tahoe features the largest concentration of ski resorts in all of North America. You'll see mountains with peaks that even the most frequent skiers and riders respect and dream of conquering as well as the best groomers and cruisers west of the Missisippi with cordoroy even better than your favorite pair of 80's Levi's.
Seven of our favorite resorts are located on the North Shore of the lake, the South Shore of the lake and on Donner Pass, no more than an hour drive from Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging. Each resort has something special that makes it one of our favorites.
Northstar at Tahoe® is just outside your door. The mountain, restaurants and boutiques charmingly set in a magnificent mountain village draw destination visitors from all around the lake. Most appealing to families, the resort features award-winning children's programs, alpine & telemark skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, world class terrain parks and pipes, tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Alpine Meadows is internationally recognized for it's incredibly diverse terrain. The resort offers everything from beginner and intermediate groomers with sweeping views of Lake Tahoe to back-country accessed skiing and boarding for the most zealous of adventurers. Alpine is famous for its fabulous spring snow conditions.
Diamond Peak is located in Incline Village above the east shore of Lake Tahoe. The resort has a reputation for being "Your Tahoe Place For Kids" because of it's un-crowded terrain, welcoming staff, incredible views of Lake Tahoe and family friendly atmostphere. The top-notch ski school programs and Bee Ferrato Child Ski Center make Diamond Peak the ideal place for families and beginners.
Heavenly Mountain Resort overlooks the blue sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe. Skiing and snowboarding options span the states of California and Nevada offering 34 miles of groomed cruisers, 1,600 foot plunges, some of the most outrageous tree skiing in North America, 60 foot jumps in Jackpot Terrain Park and a 3,300-foot-long thrill ride on the longest zip line in the continental U.S.
Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe boasts the regions highest base elevation ensuring supreme snow conditions even on the sunniest spring days. Race from the parking lot to the summit in less than ten minutes, at the top 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.
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).
Squaw Valley USA was the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The resort lures visitors with its 4,000 skiable acres and six peaks of open bowl terrain. Combine the incredible terrain with two halfpipes, three terrain parks, mountaintop ice skating, tubing, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing and events galore and Squaw is a must during any Lake Tahoe vacation.
Sugar Bowl Resort on Donner Summit receives the most annual snowfall in North Lake Tahoe. The resort offers some of the regions best skiing and riding on 1,500 acres and 1,500 vertical. Hundreds of slopeside parking spots provide a convenient experience for day skiers and riders.