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Lake Tahoe Snow Ski Resorts

Welcome to Our At-A-Glance Guide to Lake Tahoe Snow Ski Resorts and Down Hill Snow Skiing.

Lake Tahoe is home to 15 snow ski resorts and some of the best alpine and cross county snow skiing in the world. You’re sure to find a ski resort and hotel that will meet your expectations.

Scroll down the page to review Lake Tahoe’s top ski resorts or click here to review Lake Tahoe’s best cross country ski areas.

Lake Tahoe Snow Ski Resorts

 Alpine Meadows

2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows, CA 96146    (800) 403-0206

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is located in the Tahoe National Forest on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore and covers 2,400 acres of skiable terrain.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  
  

Dining Available = No

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = Yes

Ski Lifts = 14

Ski Runs = 100+

Base Elevation = 6835 ft.

Vertical Feet = 1802 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 25%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 40%

Skill Level – Advanced = 35%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Youth = $? Teen = $? Adult = $? Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Boreal

I-80, Castle Peak Exit Truckee, CA    (530) 426-3666  

Boreal’s 380 acres with 500 vertical-feet will bring a smile to any snow skier’s

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = No

Ski Lifts = 9

Ski Runs = 41

Base Elevation = 7200 ft.

Vertical Feet =  500 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 30%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 55%

Skill Level – Advanced = 15%

 

Open: Boreal Nights start after Thanksgiving and extend thru March weather permitting.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Teen = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Diamond Peak

1210 Ski Way Incline Village, NV p: (775) 832-1177

Diamond Peak is convenient, hassle-free snow ski resort and offers the best views of the lake. Lots of savings and fun for the whole family.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = No

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = No

Ski Lifts = 6

Ski Runs = 30

Base Elevation = 6700 ft.

Vertical Feet = 1840 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 18%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 46%

Skill Level – Advanced = 36%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Youth = $? Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Donner Ski Ranch

19320 Donner Pass Rd Norden, CA    (530) 426-3635

Over 52 beautiful ski runs on 450+ acres. Great for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers.  Our Inviting Lodge is Open Daily.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = No

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = No

Ski Lifts = 6

Ski Runs = 50

Base Elevation = 7031 ft.

Vertical Feet = 750 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 25%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 50%

Skill Level – Advanced = 25%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Youth = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

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Granlibakken

P.O. Box 6329 Tahoe City, CA 96145 P: (530) 583-4242

Granlibakken ski resort features an intimate ski hill, perfect for beginning through intermediate snow skiers and snowboarders. It’s a great place to avoid the crowds of the larger resorts, while enjoying a day of skiing right out our back door.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =Yes

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = Yes

Ski Lifts = 1

Ski Runs = 1

Base Elevation = 6310 ft.

Vertical Feet = 300 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 25%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 75%

Skill Level – Advanced = 0%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?     Adult = $?

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Heavenly

295 Hwy 50 Suite 1 Stateline, CA p: (775) 586-7000

With great snowfall, nightlife, and a $200 million makeover including high-speed lifts, terrain parks, and a world-class village, Heavenly is one of Lake Tahoe’s best snow ski resorts!

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =Yes

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = Yes

Ski Lifts = 29

Ski Runs = 86

Base Elevation = 6540 ft.

Vertical Feet = 3500 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 20%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 45%

Skill Level – Advanced = 35%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 2 Day Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Teen = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Homewood Mountain

5145 Westlake Blvd. Homewood, CA 96141    (530) 584-6800

Homewood ski resort has stellar views of the lake …great terrain…old growth pines…..and friendly faces that continue Old-Tahoe traditions and hospitality.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = No

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = No

Ski Lifts = 8

Ski Runs = 56

Base Elevation = 6700 ft.

Vertical Feet = 1658 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 15%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 50%

Skill Level – Advanced = 35%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Youth = $?  Teen = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Kirkwood

Hwy 88 Kirkwood, CA p: (209) 258-6000

In 2005, Ski Magazine ranked Kirkwood in the top 20 for snow, terrain variety and challenge.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =Yes

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = Yes

Ski Lifts = 12

Ski Runs = 65+

Base Elevation = 7800 ft.

Vertical Feet = 2000 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 15%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 50%

Skill Level – Advanced = 35%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Teen = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors  = $?

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Mount Rose

22222 Mt. Rose Hwy Reno, NV p: (775) 849-0704

With spectacular Lake Tahoe to the west, the entire state of Nevada to the east, Mount Rose ski resort has nearly 1800 vertical feet across 1,200 acres of some of the Sierra’s best powder to ski.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = No

Ski Lifts = 6

Ski Runs = 43

Base Elevation = 7900 ft.

Vertical Feet = 1880 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 30%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 30%

Skill Level – Advanced = 40%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $? Teen = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Northstar Ski Resort

5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161    (530) 562-1010

With six snow parks, ranging from the introductory-suited Burton Progression Park to the largest park on Moonshine, freestyle skiers and riders will definitely find their place on the mountain.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =Yes

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = Yes

Ski Lifts = 15

Ski Runs = 70

Base Elevation = 6330 ft.

Vertical Feet = 2280 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 25%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 50%

Skill Level – Advanced = 25%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $49  Teen = $68 Adult = $83  Seniors = $68

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Soda Springs

10244 Soda Springs Rd., Soda Springs, CA 95728      (530) 426-3901 or (530) 426-1010

Soda Springs is just 1 mile off I-80 at the Norden / Soda Springs exit. The small ski resort atmosphere makes taking the family to the mountains a pleasure. You can ski and snowboard, and snow tube or just sit on the deck and enjoy the view.  Mini snowmobiles are available for kids ages 6-12.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = No

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = No

Ski Lifts = 4

Ski Runs = 16

Base Elevation = 6700 ft.

Vertical Feet = 652 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 30%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 50%

Skill Level – Advanced = 20%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Teen = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors 70+ = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Sierra at Tahoe

1111 Sierra At Tahoe Twin Bridges, CA p: (916) 659-7453

With 420 inches of average snowfall draped across 2,212 vertical feet of snow sporting pleasure, a commitment to excellent grooming, including 75% of all runs groomed daily, legendary kid’s programs, Tahoe’s best Half pipe, a wind protected mountain and a beginner run approximately 3-miles from the top of the mountain, Sierra may be the most loveable ski resort on the planet. 

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = No

Ski Lifts = 10

Ski Runs = 46

Base Elevation = 6640 ft.

Vertical Feet = 2212 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 25%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 50%

Skill Level – Advanced = 25%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Young Adult  = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Squaw Valley

1960 Squaw Valley Rd Olympic Valley, CA p: (530) 583-6985

More ski lifts, more terrain and more winter activities. Squaw Valley USA is gearing up for the 2007/2008 Winter Season with on mountain improvements.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =Yes

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = Yes

Ski Lifts = 33

Ski Runs = 100

Base Elevation = 6200 ft.

Vertical Feet = 2850 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 25%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 45%

Skill Level – Advanced = 30%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Youth  = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Sugar Bowl

 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA 95724     (530) 426-9000

This year at Sugar Bowl you will see bigger snow parks and an increased variety of terrain for all abilities.

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =Yes

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = No

Ski Lifts = 12

Ski Runs = 84

Base Elevation = 6883 ft.

Vertical Feet = 1500 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 17%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 45%

Skill Level – Advanced =38%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Young Adult = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

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Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Blvd. Truckee, CA       (530) 587-9400

Donner has 400 skiable acres, 5 double and 1 triple chairlifts.  

Other nearby winter activities include: cross country skiing, ice skating, and snowboarding

Ski Resort At-A-Glance
  

Dining Available = Yes

Slope-side Lodging =No

Down Hill Skiing = Yes

Snowboarding = Yes

Cross Country Skiing = Yes

Ski Lifts = 6

Ski Runs = 14

Base Elevation = 6750 ft.

Vertical Feet = 600 ft.

Skill Level – Beginner = 40%

Skill Level – Intermediate = 60%

Skill Level – Advanced = –%

 

Open: The typical operational season opens in mid-November and closes in late May.

2016/17 Lift Tickets:  Child = $?  Adult = $?  Seniors = $?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

 

 

 

What’s on Tap

Events

Lake Tahoe Festivals & Events:

 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival—7/8 – 8/21

North Lake—Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment before you…

Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza—9/4/16 @ 08:30 PM

South Lake—This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes, and designs.

Big Band Jazz Concert at the Sugar Pine Point State Park—9/4/16

West Lake—Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic, low-back chairs, blankets, and be prepared to have fun.

The Great Reno Balloon Race—9/9 – 9/11/16

Reno—This is the 35th year for one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events! It attracts nearly 100 hot air balloons

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.
  
  

Attractions

Top Attractions:

Winter Outdoor Activities  – 2015/16

The ski areas were finally blessed with SNOW! The recent drought took its toll, but finally were seeing some action…

Summer Outdoor Activities – 2016

Lake Tahoe  – In a couple of months, Lake Tahoe will be bursting with outdoor activities!

Desolation Wilderness Area 

Awesome hiking from late spring to late summer. 

 

For more information on local attractions, click on the Lake Tahoe Attractions or Recreational Activities.
  
  

 

Advisories

The Region’s Fall Advisories:
  

Traffic Conditions. During the summer months, Lake Tahoe is inundated with tourists making driving challenging. Another issue, is the warm summer months are the best to complete road work. This combination can create very long delays in certain sections. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, It’s Still Water! California’s extreme drought has created some long-term consequences. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing may be impacted. It has also create EXTREME fire conditions, so be sure to check with local authorities about campfire and camp stove regulations.   

The Plague! It sounds medieval, but chipmunks and squirrels around Lake Tahoe can carry the Plague and health officials urge caution. Click here to learn more.

Yellow Jackets! I don’t know why it’s so bad this season, but from Tahoe City south  along the beaches the bees are everywhere! Click here to learn more.
  
  

  
  
  

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