We’re Open – and Ready for YOU!
Winter is in full swing, and we are ready to welcome you back to enjoy all that Tahoe has to offer! The governor has removed the stay-at-home order for the Greater Sacramento region, which allows businesses to re-open under certain regulations. Short-term lodging and vacation rentals can now be booked, and outdoor dining has been reinstated. You know the drill: practice social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands. You can read the updated county and regional guidelines here.
Enjoy Winter in Tahoe
What’s the best way to enjoy winter in Tahoe? Outside, of course! Tahoe is full of amazing adventures and ways to enjoy the snow, and full of delicious treats for après-activities! Here are our Top Five Winter Activities that easily lend themselves to social distancing.
Skiing and Snowboarding
It goes without saying Tahoe is known for it’s multitude of skiing and snowboarding options – and with 15 downhill resorts in the region, there is no end of gorgeous terrain. You can find the perfect run for anyone, from first-timers to experts, and plenty of local expertise if you need gear, guides, or lessons on the hill. Tahoe enjoyed some early snowfall in the end of 2020, and we’ve had a few minor storms in January. The days continue to be sunny and beautiful, and resorts are continually grooming trails and opening more terrain this week. It’s a great time to get your ski legs back, or try your turns on the mountain for the first time! You can check out all the resort snowfall, trail stats, and more here.
If you’re hesitant about skiing too fast, but still looking for a way to enjoy the snow, why not try cross-country skiing? It’s a great way to exercise, and Tahoe has some of the best views and highest-rated XC trails in the country! As an added bonus, dogs are allowed on certain trails at some XC Ski resorts. You can check out the fill list of groomed trail options here.
Turns out the joys of sledding down a snowy hill as a child is just as fun as an adult! If you’re looking for an easy, family friendly activity that doesn’t require much planning, sledding is the answer. There are plenty of options for sledding in Tahoe, ranging from free local hills where you’ll need to bring your own sled (and trek back uphill!), to expertly groomed terrain complete with tow ropes and even after-hours light shows! Here is a list of all the options for sledding in the region.
Ready for a more relaxing way to take in the sights? Since the roads are relatively clear of snow, it’s a great time to take a scenic drive around the lake. Tahoe has plenty of overlook pull-outs so you can stop and snap a picture, or even wander down a trail for a different view. Now that restaurants are offering outdoor dining, you can even stop mid-way for lunch with a view!
Although winter can often bring stormy weather to the lake, it can also offer some dramatically calm days on the water. If you time it right, you can even head out for a kayak paddle on the crystal clear waters and have the lake to yourself! If you decide to do this, be sure to check weather forecasts, as conditions can change rapidly in the mountains. Always wear your lifejacket, and never paddle too far from shore. If you are launching your own boat, it needs to be checked for invasive species before you can paddle in Lake Tahoe.
COVID-19 Policy Updates: Our Commitment to You
Although restrictions differ across the state, we are committed to following local county guidelines and updating our policies as necessary. As of this writing, we are continuing to provide enhanced cleaning between all rentals, and excited to accept new reservations! At this time, we are not changing our cancellation policy – please refer to your booking agreement for specific details. You can always check for more updates on our website.