Tahoe Ski Resorts
A dynamic ski area that’s often overlooked but shouldn’t be. It features some of the best tree skiing in the country. Roughly 1,500 acres of the ski area is blanketed with old growth fir trees that seem strategically placed. Expect a compact base area, fabulous terrain and an efficient lift network. A great option if you’re on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.
The largest ski area in the Lake Tahoe basin featuring the highest lift-served terrain with the longest vertical drop. Located on the border of California and Nevada, here you’ll find the biggest options for late night activities like fine dining, night clubs and casino entertainment.
Located on the Sierra Crest with one of the highest base elevations in the region. When other resorts receive rain, Kirkwood typically receives snow all the way to its base. In fact, massive amounts of snow fall here more than nearly any other ski area around Lake Tahoe. The resort’s topography naturally divides the area by skill level. Experts head to the top while intermediates check out the backside. If you’re a beginner, you’ll enjoy your time in the Timber Creek Express area.
Palisades & Alpine Meadows
It looks and feels like a ski area you would find in the European Alps. The high alpine terrain is vast and the village is a mix of new development and 1960’s Olympic architectural relics. Another example of European feel is Palisades’ 28 person Funitel which provides access to the mid-mountain area called Base Camp.