A Definitive Guide To The Best Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

There’s no place like home. For us, that’s Lake Tahoe, and picking the best Lake Tahoe ski resorts feels a little bit like picking your favorite child. It might feel a little wrong, but we’re going to do it anyway. 

There are more than a dozen ski areas in the Lake Tahoe region, each with its own unique charms and attractions. Some exist as a safe haven for beginners the first time they strap on a snowboard. Others offer gnarly, ski-movie-worthy terrain that gets the adrenaline pumping in even the most advanced skiers. All of them get sunshine more than ¾ of the year and frankly, there’s nothing quite like a Lake Tahoe powder day. 

From our perspective, it’s a three-way tie for the best places to ski in Tahoe, a #TahoeTrifecta, if you will. 

Tips on Great Runs
If you’re not the type that likes to plan, let us give you some tips on great runs to explore while you’re visiting.
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Things to do (Without Skis On)

We know you’re interested in the best places to ski in Lake Tahoe, but Heavenly offers so much more than magical, mystical, miraculous slopes. You can mountain together with your whole crew—whether they pizza, french fry or strictly prefer to tube.

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Northstar Bucket List
  1. Enjoy a complimentary Tōst off of East Ridge Run, every day at 2pm. *Local tip, arrive early! 
  2. Hike up and race down our Village tubing area off of the Overlook.
  3. Make your way to the ice skating rink at 4pm for daily, complimentary s’mores.
  4. Experience a Platinum First Tracks event and have the mountain to yourself an hour before it opens to the public.
  5. Rent snowshoes from the Cross Country Center and take a hike out to Sawmill Lake.
  6. Sip on a ‘Dirty Snowman’ from the Rink bar while you warm up by the fire pits. 
  7. Reward yourself with Bourbon Pub nachos after an active day on the mountain. 
  8. Make time for self-care with a spa treatment or yoga class at Tahoe Yoga and Wellness. 
  9. Enjoy ice skating, treats and complimentary face painting around a fire pit while our DJ spins your favorite tunes for Friday Fun Nights.
  10. Pop-in to Copper Lane’s ‘Sushi Pop-Up’ every Tuesday and Wednesday this Winter starting at 12pm. 
  11. Come sample a few unique, mouthwatering s’mores inspired recipes on select Saturdays for S’moresapalooza. 
  12. Warm up by TC's Tap House cozy fireplace with our classic Moscow Mule in hand. 
  13. Sit back and relax with some fresh popcorn as you watch a film at the Village Cinemas.
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