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South Lake Tahoe Skiing and Winter Activities

The snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains are a playground for fall and winter adventures. Shred the powdery slopes of South Lake Tahoe's spectacular ski resorts, including Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe, with downhill and cross-country trails, cruisers, canyons and chutes with mind-blowing views of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy exciting fall and winter activities like snowmobiling, sledding, sleigh rides, snow tubing, snowshoeing, and ice skating, surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery.
During the fall, enjoy hiking and mountain biking on the trails of Emerald Bay State Park and Van Sickle Bi-State Park, ATV tours through the backcountry, and exploring the colorful autumn foliage in Hope Valley. Whether you crave a winter escape or a romantic fall getaway, the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe puts you within minutes of the best outdoor recreation, hiking trails, and snowboarding and skiing in Lake Tahoe. 

South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts


Heavenly Ski Resort

High above the blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Ski Resort is one of the most amazing ski and snowboard destinations on the planet. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly boasts 4,800 acres of alpine powder for skiing and snowboarding, with 94 trails, wide cruisers, chutes, black-diamond canyons, tree skiing, lessons, and three terrain parks. Enjoy fall and winter activities like snow tubing, UTV tours, and the Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster. Ride the scenic gondola from Heavenly Village, which has a lively aprés ski scene and a mix of shops, restaurants, and bars.

Heavenly Ski Resort
3860 Saddle Rd.
Stateline, NV 89449
Heavenly Ski Resort Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

With a summit elevation of 9,800 feet, 2,000 feet of vertical drop and more than 2,300 skiable acres of terrain - from calm beginner runs to hair-raising cliffs - Kirkwood is one of the top ski and snowboard destinations in Lake Tahoe. The mountain resort boasts 86 trails, terrain parks, 15 lifts, and 354 inches of snowfall every year. Nestled in the beautiful Alpine Valley, Kirkwood's Cross Country & Snowshoe Center features 60 kms of groomed trails at 7,800 feet with spectacular scenery and the most exciting terrain in the West. The Wood offers ski lessons, equipment rentals, dining, and events throughout the year.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood Meadows Dr.
Kirkwood, CA 95646
Kirkwood Mountain Resort Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

One of Lake Tahoe's largest ski resorts, Sierra-at-Tahoe features 2,300 acres of ski terrain in South Lake Tahoe and a peak of 8,852 feet. Tucked into Eldorado National Forest, Sierra-at-Tahoe boasts 2,212 feet of vertical, 46 ski and snowboard trails, 6 terrain parks, 14 lifts, ski lessons, equipment rentals, and beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. The resort also offers snowshoe trails, backcountry skiing in Huckleberry Canyon, Blizzard Mountain with 3 miles of tubing and sledding hills, restaurants, shops, and bars. Snowboarders should take a run on the halfpipe off the Rock Garden Lift or race down the amazing BoarderX course.
1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Road
Twin Bridges, CA 95735
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Winter Activities and Adventures


Cross-Country Skiing

The South Lake Tahoe area is a spectacular destination for cross-country skiing and back-country adventures. At 7,800 feet, Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center features 80 kms of groomed trails, breathtaking scenery and exciting terrain. Echo Lakes is a popular Nordic ski destination near Tahoe's south shore with moderate terrain for fun cross-country skiing experiences. Camp Richardson Mountain Sports Center - voted "Best Place to Cross Country Ski" by Tahoe locals - offers snowshoeing and cross-country trails along the shores of Lake Tahoe, and Bijou Community Park offers a cross-country ski area in South Lake Tahoe.
Cross-Country Skiing Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe


Snowshoeing in South Lake Tahoe is a fun way to experience the scenic Sierra Nevada backcountry. There are many great places to snowshoe in Tahoe South, ranging from flat and easy to steep and challenging. Our favorite places to snowshoe in South Lake Tahoe are Kirkwood Ski Resort and the Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort with miles of snowshoe trails that wind through pristine alpine terrain and scenic hideaways. Bijou Park, Pope, Kiva, and Baldwin beaches, Camp Richardson Mountain Sports Center, Tallac Historic Site, Fallen Leaf Lake Campground, Taylor Creek Visitor Area, and Taylor Creek Sno-Park also offer exciting cross-country skiing adventures.
Snowshoeing Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe


Explore the wintry landscape around South Lake Tahoe with a snowmobiling adventure. The South Lake Tahoe area offers several companies that offer snowmobile tours through the scenic backcountry. Lake Tahoe Adventures offers snowmobile tours into the wild Sierra high-country and Hope Valley. The Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center offers day and full moon tours over mountain meadows to peaks 9,000 feet above Lake Tahoe. Glide through towering pine and aspen trees and marvel at amazing mountain scenery and panoramic views of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue waters. Tahoe Snowmobiles offers circle tracks in nearby Stateline, NV.
Snowmobiling Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Sledding and Tubing

Enjoy winter activities with the family in South Lake Tahoe, including sledding and tubing. Blizzard Mountain at Sierra-at-Tahoe offers a gigantic tubing hill and Heavenly Mountain Resort offers a 50-foot snow tubing hill. Nestled on 40 acres at the top of Echo Summit, Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe is South Lake Tahoe's best sledding, tubing, and snow play resort with a base elevation of 7,350 feet, making it the highest sledding resort with the most amount of snowfall in the Tahoe Basin. The kids can enjoy easy tubing at Taylor Creek Sno-Park and Hansen's Resort with a 400-foot tubing hill.
Sledding and Tubing Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe
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