South Lake Tahoe

The crown jewel of the Sierra

World-class outdoor recreation and some of the most beautiful views and high alpine beaches in the world. The south shore of Lake Tahoe is also an ever-evolving hub of entertainment, dining, and lots more. Today, Lake Tahoe still retains its charm while displaying respect for nature.

South Lake Tahoe Trip Picks

Skiing, Snowboarding, and Other Snowsports

You’ll find three world-class ski resorts here – Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Sierra-at-Tahoe – that boast a combined 8,000 acres of unparalleled terrain. From groomed corduroy to steep chutes, magical glades to award-winning parks, you’ll quickly learn why Tahoe is a snow mecca for skiers and snowboarders.

There are so many other ways to enjoy the snow here, too. Think cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and snow play.

Mountain Biking

Emerging as one of the nation’s premier mountain biking destinations, South Lake Tahoe is home to numerous mountain bike trails, from flat scenic paths to hair-raising downhills. The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) website is a great resource for trail info, including springtime trail conditions if snow might be a consideration.

Paddleboarding, Boating, and Other Lake Activities

Lake Tahoe is magnificent up close and personal. Experience the majesty of the lake in a host of ways. Think stand-up paddle board, boat cruises, rental boats, personal watercraft, or canoe.

Vikingsholm and other Historic Sites

From the Tallac Historic Site, home to the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate, and Valhalla, to Vikingsholm, ‘Tahoe’s hidden castle’ located in Emerald Bay, you’ll find plenty of unique Tahoe stories, all of them with unforgettable views of the lake.

The Best of South Lake Tahoe