North Lake Tahoe is a stunning alpine playground where endless adventure awaits in every season.
Twelve downhill ski resorts deliver the largest selection of skiing and snowboarding terrain in the nation. Endless cross-country skiing trails meander through snow-covered pine forests and wide-open meadows. North Tahoe’s immense variety offers up anything a winter visitor could want — gentle slopes where a five-year-old can learn to link ski turns, near-vertical steeps that will challenge the most jaded adrenaline junkie, or a simple sledding hill where the entire family can play in the snow together.
Summertime brings its own transformation. Ski runs convert into mountain biking and hiking trails. Sun-soaked beaches backdropped by mountain peaks attract swimmers, boaters, paddleboarders and kayakers.
After a day spent on the slopes or soaking in the sun, North Tahoe welcomes visitors to relax at lakeside restaurants, bars and shops. Whether it is a signature Tahoe cocktail, a farm-to-fork meal or a marshmallow roasted at a slope-side fire pit, North Tahoe serves up a world-class, choose-your-own-adventure après ski scene.
North Tahoe is home to twelve distinct communities, many dotting the shoreline like Incline Village, Kings Beach, Tahoe City and the live-music mecca of Crystal Bay. Others with their own unique character await, including the Olympic village of Squaw Valley, the multi-sport resort at Northstar and the outdoor playground of Donner Summit.
North Tahoe’s variety is an invitation to explore — whether it is a new ski run, sport or new culinary experience