Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding in Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding for the 2012/2013 ski season features complete guides to all Tahoe’s alpine ski resorts, ski areas and terrain parks. We include enough information to bring any novice to the area up to date on the many choices for downhill skiing and snowboarding in Lake Tahoe. For each ski resort and area you will find information on their terrain, amenities, lift tickets, events, special programs, ski and snowboard rentals, lessons, children’s facilities and more.
A hallmark of skiing in Lake Tahoe is VARIETY. There is every type of terrain imaginable, from open bowls to intimate forests. Because of the slope configurations and complexity of the Sierra mountains, runs tend to be narrower than at many other ski destinations, and there are more traverses and access trails. The couloirs, gullies and chutes are a welcomed advantage for snowboarding and there are more natural half–pipes in Lake Tahoe then anyplace else in the country.
The Sierra mountains historically get more snow, and more of the white stuff falls at one time, than anywhere else in the United States. Two to four foot dumps are not uncommon, creating an excellent base for snow sports! Lake Tahoe has a collection of micro-climates, so there’s always varying snow depths and conditions. Lake Tahoe Ski Reports keeps you in touch with current snow conditions, lift operations, specials, events and more for all 14 alpine ski resorts and ski areas. Alpine ski report updates occur daily between 6:30 and 8:30am.
The beauty of spending a ski vacation in Tahoe is the opportunity to sample several ski resorts and some ski areas even offer interchangeable lift tickets that are valid at multiple locations. This skiing guide gives you a convenient overview of each Lake Tahoe skiing facility and if you wish to view their official web sites for further details you will find their links at the bottom of each resort and area guide.