Winter has officially hit North Lake Tahoe, which means endless outdoor adventures await you. It can also mean stressful travel and winter closures.To ensure you enjoy a stress free trip, we have put together helpful hints for getting here and for when you arrive.
Getting to the North Lake Tahoe region can be challenging in the winter months. There are numerous resources available to help you find the safest, fastest and easiest route to your rental. Visitors arriving from California can stay informed through the California Road Conditions website. If you are traveling from Nevada or flying through the Reno Tahoe International Airport, you can utilize the Nevada Road Conditions website.
Book in Advance
North Lake Tahoe is home to 12 ski resorts, 6 cross-country resorts and snow play activities. Due to covid-19 restrictions, we suggest you do the following to make sure you get to experience all of the dining options and activities you have on your Tahoe bucket list:
- Pre-book guided tours and pack your own equipment if you are able
- Making dining reservations in advance
- Visit all ski area websites prior to arrival – book your tickets, lessons and rentals prior to arrival
- Stay up-to-date on social media channels and business’s websites for real time information
- Set realistic expectations – expect things to move slower due to covid-19 safety measures and staffing shortages
- You may have a hard time knowing which restaurants offer take-out, we have you covered with this Take-Out Tahoe guide
Stay Safe and Book a Tour
You made it to Tahoe, now it is time to sit back and relax. Below are some of our favorite ways to enjoy Tahoe in the winter:
- Tahoe Adventure Company offers guided snowshoe tours (and sunset tours) to help you explore Tahoe safely!
- Interested in taking your backcountry gear out for a spin, but aren’t sure where to start – we recommend booking Alpenglow Expeditions for private or group backcountry skiing or guided snowshoeing tours! Not ready for the backcountry yet, no problem, they also offer avalanche and backcountry safety courses!
- Interested in a unique backcountry experience just outside of the ski boundary – look no further than booking with Sugarbowl Ski Resort. Sugarbowl maintains an open boundary policy, but advises you to keep an eye on safety conditions with Sierra Avalanche Center
We are excited to welcome you to the region, but want you to plan a safe and fun trip!