Ski resorts in Lake Tahoe
Our Lake Tahoe vacation cabin rentals offer access to world-class skiing at resorts like Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar.
Just northwest of Tahoe City along Highway 89, Olympic Valley lies on the banks of the Truckee River. Home to Squaw Valley Ski Resort, this is the spot for world-class skiing and snowboarding. With a stay in a cozy ski condo, in addition to all the winter sports, you'll be ideally located to take the aerial tramway 8,200 feet to the resort's High Camp to enjoy dining, swimming in the heated pool, and a spectacular view of the surrounding peaks.
Not too far away, the ski resort towns of Alpine Meadows and Homewood are veritable winter wonderlands. From a private vacation lodge to a ski-themed condo or luxurious chalet rental, these two locations are a great choice for avid winter sports enthusiasts.
Truckee and Donner Lake
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, outdoor-focused Truckee is just a hair west of the Nevada state line. Boasting 270 trails, 43 ski lifts, eight mountain peaks, and six terrain parks, this town is for the true outdoor adventurer. There's also an abundance of dining options, coffee houses, galleries, and shops to satisfy a variety of visitors. Nearby Northstar-Truckee is home to the famous Northstar Resort, with year-round activities from skiing and snowboarding to golfing and hiking.
Things to do in North Lake Tahoe
Right on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe is Kings Beach, a community brimming with outdoor activities. Kings Beach State Recreation Area has over 700 feet of sandy beach for beachcombing, sand castle building, and just plain relaxing. Close to skiing and fishing as well, there's also casino gambling and entertainment nearby just across the Nevada state line at Crystal Bay.
An outdoor lover's dream, Tahoe Vista is a small community just west of Kings Beach, joined by its charming neighbor, Carnelian Bay. Picture yourself in a lakefront cabin rental in either of these two postcard-perfect spots on Lake Tahoe!
If you like a little more liveliness in your destination, lively Tahoe City is a vibrant, fun-filled playground right on the lake, with three great beaches: Tahoe City Commons, Tahoe State Recreation Area, and Lake Forest Beach. From here, you'll find plenty of things to do—enjoy a cruise around the lake, play golf at Tahoe City's historic course, raft the river, or in winter make the short drive to a number of ski resorts.
Things to do in South Lake Tahoe
Just south of Homewood lies Tahoma, an area surrounded by natural scenic wonders. From your cabin rental in the woods, it's just a short distance to dog-friendly Bliss State Park, with its amazing mountain and lake views. Close by there's also Meeks Bay Resort and Marina, a popular place for water skiing, picnicking, and relaxing on the pristine sandy beach.
What can we say about activity-filled South Lake Tahoe? There's the restaurants, clubs, and casinos. But then there's also canoeing on the lake, golfing on a sunny afternoon, and hiking in a grove of pines—all with the backdrop of the majestic Sierra Nevadas. This is a truly unforgettable destination with something special in store for every kind of traveler!
The communities and cities around Lake Tahoe are as diverse as the many different year-round activities available in this scenic outdoor utopia—and we have the perfect Lake Tahoe vacation rental just waiting for your next adventure!
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