Nestled in between the border of California and Nevada, West of Carson City, Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater body in North America. A part from being the second deepest lake after Crater Lake in the United States, it is also the sixth largest lake by volume after the five Great Lakes. Being part of Lake Tahoe Basin makes it one of the major tourist attractions not only in Nevada and California but also in the whole of the United States. It is also home to quite a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and various tourist attractions. With snow and skiing playing a significant role in the area’s reputation and economy, there are quite a number of ski resorts to visit while in the area.
For a taste of Heaven while at Skiing in Lake Tahoe, it would be quite a shame if one does not get to visit the Heavenly Mountain Resort. Situated on Lake Tahoe’s southern shore, the resort offers a picturesque heavenly beauty and a massive network of terrain, lifts, trails and snowmaking. A part from being the largest ski area in the region, Heavenly Ski Resort also features the longest vertical drop and the highest elevation. On top of this, while you revel in the area’s sporting activities you get a magnificent view of Lake Tahoe and Sierra Nevada mountain range. After a day on the slopes at Heavenly, there are a variety of forms of entertainment and nightlife, as the resort sits on the border of Nevada and California.
Formerly referred to as Northstar-at-Tahoe, the Northstar California Ski Resort can be found on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. Covering over 3,000 square acres of skiable terrain, the resort is well known for its conservative aura while offering high-end luxury accommodations, dinning and shopping. The resort is impeccably groomed and offers a variety of terrain options that are suited for any ability level. Olympian Shaun White designed the world-class terrain parks and 22-foot super pipe found within the resort.
Found in between Truckee and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows Resort is quite the scenic playground for families and on-the low thrill seekers alike. For Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, skiing and riding experience is always a priority as the resort offers chalet-style lodges and an approachable hospitality. The resort also provides a variety of setting for all skiing enthusiasts of different levels of skiing and snowboarding.
Only a fifteen-minute shuttle rides away from Alpine Meadows is the legendary Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Over the years, the famous ski resort has maintained a vibrant culture of skiing and a mountain energy that spans from the village to the peak. While the great sport of skiing draws its inspiration from the curves of the slopes Sierra Mountain, skiers have a chance at the scenic view of the translucent waters of Lake Tahoe. Squaw Valley Ski Resort is favored by the consistent snowfall that stays around till the spring, making it possible to host one of the longest snowboard and ski season in the United Sates.