Typically it is cold in Lake Tahoe so bring a jacket, the annual high temperature is 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Interesting enough Lake Tahoe is divided by North and South Tahoe. North Tahoe houses famous ski resorts like Northstar while in South Tahoe you can find Heavenly. Both are recommended ski slopes that must be visited. Northstar houses an impressive village with many different activities like ice skating, movies, yoga, and shopping. If you’re looking for last minute ski and snowboard gear you can find it at the village which houses famous sports brands like Burton, Scott, Fischer, and atomic. Northstar houses slopes for everyone from the novice in you to the expert. If you are beginning to just learn how to ski however, I recommend Tahoe donner as your first destination. It offers the easiest slopes for novices to ease into it. If you’re visiting during the summer there are over 20 different beaches to visit and you won’t have to worry about being cold with an average temperature of 80 degrees during the summer. Many people that visit Lake Tahoe during the summer like to hike, cycle, and swim in various spots around the lake.
For Non-skiers there are many different activities during the summer and winter times. For example you could take a road trip around the lake which only takes about two hours, this offers many opportunities for amazing photography. It is best to make this trip during the summer as certain roads may be closed during the winter due to snowy conditions. Always plan ahead before visiting Lake Tahoe to be met with the best conditions. If you’re on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe you can indulge yourself in traditional Nevada gambling since it is legal in Nevada, some notable ones are the Hark Rock Casino and Harrah’s.
Incline village is a great place to stay at during your visit to Lake Tahoe, located in the Nevada side of Tahoe in the northeast, Incline village is an entertainment hub with movie theaters, shops, and restaurants. There are many rental spots for activities such as biking, hiking, or canoeing. There are golf courses, tennis centers, and even a bowling alley. The closet ski sites for Incline village are Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Mt. Rose both very friendly sites for novice skiers.
On the California site is the must see Tahoe City with a small population of 1,557 the city offers a great stop for anyone traveling around the lake. During the winter time the lakeside becomes a winter wonderland with children and adults alike making snowmen and participating in snowball fights. It is also nice to just walk alongside the sidewalk taking in all of the shops and restaurants. At the end of the day I recommend settling in at the Cobblestone Cinema with family and friends to enjoy a unique movie experience at a local theater.