Winter has arrived in North Lake Tahoe and with it, lots of events and activities are in full swing at our area ski resorts. Whether you’re an all-day skier or a fair weather après expert, the 11 ski resorts in our area will deliver lots of fun. We’ve put together some highlights of what’s happening at your favorite ski areas.
It’s winter which means it’s time to “tōst” to a great day of skiing at Northstar California. Ski-up, kick off your skis/snowboard, grab a complimentary glass of bubbly and relax. This unique tradition is not to be missed with its beautiful views and fun vibe. It’s the perfect way to end a day on the slopes.
This season’s big news at Palisades Tahoe is the new Base-to-Base gondola! The new gondola will connect Palisades Tahoe to Alpine Meadows allowing access to all 6,000 acres of terrain. Whether you take the almost 2.5 mile, 16-minute ride between the two areas or want to check out the expert terrain from the KT-22 mid-station along the way, you’ll be skiing at the largest ski resort in California.
Sugar Bowl Resort
Sugarbowl, the historical Donner Summit ski area, is an ideal spot to take the whole family this ski season. For those who don’t ski, check out the new Sugar Rush Tubing area on a winter weekend or holiday. Reserve a two-hour session for your family and race each other down the multiple tubing lanes. For the tiniest in your brood, check out the Snow Play area complete with a snow volcano. After you’re done playing, hang out to enjoy hot cocoa for the littles and warm libations for mom and dad.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Photo: Diamond Peak
Make your way to the Nevada side of the lake for some epic Lake Tahoe views from the slopes at Diamond Peak. If you have a 3- to 6-year-old that’s itching to learn to ride or ski this season, a new magic carpet style surface lift has been added. It will make moving around the beginner area a lot easier. Just sign them up for one of the Child Ski & Ride Center lesson programs and they’ll be speeding around the mountain in no time.
Homewood Mountain Resort
Photo: Homewood Mountain Resort
Last, but not least, on our ski area roundup is Homewood. If you haven’t checked it out already, we recommend their unique offering which accesses 750 acres of backcountry terrain above the resort’s traditional ski boundary. Book an all-day Homewood Snowcat Adventure. This fully guided trip is the ideal activity for a true powder hound and up to 7 of their favorite ski buddies and includes lift tickets, breakfast & lunch, avalanche safety gear and demo skis. Enjoy the panoramic Lake Tahoe views while racing through the powder bowls and carving through trees.