The days are getting longer, the snow is starting to melt, and we are all dusting off our spring gear. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the ski gear! It just means you have more outdoor options when spring arrives in Tahoe. While the skiers and snowboarders make slushy turns in the sun, the trails are being revealed and the lake is ready for fun. From skiing to hiking to kicking back in the sun, spring means fun in Tahoe!


Spring Skiing & More

Photo: Palisades Tahoe

In case you didn’t know, Palisades Tahoe is the “Spring Skiing Capital”! Fast morning groomers give way to slushy snow mid-day and you’ll see goggle tans and smiles all around. From Alpine Bowl to Sun Bowl and down to the lively village below, this resort knows how to do spring skiing right. From there, it’s just a leisurely bike ride along the Truckee River to Lake Tahoe where you can end your day with a sunset view from Commons Beach.

Or, if you want to get your two sports as close as possible, head to “where the mountains meet the lake”! Not only does Homewood offer great skiing, but it is just 280 steps from lift-to-lake. After a day of skiing with unparalleled views of Lake Tahoe, take the short stroll to Lake Tahoe for some SUP boarding or kayaking. After your two-sport day, make your way to Sunnyside and kick back for drink on the lake’s biggest deck!

Another option is to squeeze in two winter sports in one day before the season ends. Spend the first half of the day skiing at Northstar, then stop at 2:00pm to grab a free glass of champagne and enjoy a Tōst with a view, before making your way to the village for some ice skating with the whole family. Finish off your dual day with some live music and s’mores around one of the rink-side firepits.


Sail on Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Sailing Charters

Photo: Tahoe Sailing Charters

As the temps get higher and May arrives, make plans to get a different view of this beautiful area. For locals and visitors alike, nothing beats getting out in the middle of Lake Tahoe on a beautiful spring day. With multiple departures from Tahoe City each day, Tahoe Sailing Charters offers an exhilarating way to take in the breathtaking views of North Lake Tahoe from the middle of the lake on a 50’ sailboat. Book a calm and serene morning cruise, an afternoon cruise with the sun high overhead or a sunset cruise to watch the alpenglow over the mountains with a drink in hand.


Lakeside Dining

Hyatt Lake Tahoe, Lone Eagle Grille

Photo: Hyatt Lake Tahoe

If you want to skip all of the sports and just enjoy some food, North Lake Tahoe has you covered. From Californian and Hawaiian flavors at Jake’s on the Lake to mouthwatering BBQ at Moe’s Original BBQ to the iconic Gar Woods to an evening of fine dining at Lone Eagle Grille, all of these restaurants shine once the warm weather hits with their delicious food, outdoor dining and epic views of the lake. Enjoy!