Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada range of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. The area surrounding the lake is […]
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada range of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.
The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe. This region is blessed with some of the largest snowfalls in the USA, but also averages around 300 days of sunshine a year. Many people use the village of South Lake Tahoe as a base for skiing this area. We recommend a rental car if you want to ski several resorts.
|Heavenly Mountain Resort:
Heavenly Mountain Resort is a ski resort located on the California-Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe. It has 97 runs and 30 lifts that are spread between California and Nevada and four base facilities. The resort has 4,800 acres (1,900 ha) within its permit area, with approximately 33% currently developed for skiing, boasting the highest elevation of the Lake Tahoe area resorts with a peak elevation of 10,067 ft (3,068 m). Since 2002, Heavenly has been owned by Vail Resorts, which also operates Northstar-at-Tahoe at Lake Tahoe and four other ski resorts in Colorado. With an average of 360 inches of snow annually, and one of America’s largest snowmaking systems, their ski season usually runs from mid November to late April or early May.
|Heavenly Mountain Resort:
Nearest city South Lake Tahoe, California
|Sierra-at-Tahoe is a ski and snowboard resort in Twin Bridges, California south of Lake Tahoe. Sierra-at-Tahoe is approximately 16 miles (26 km) south of Stateline, Nevada and 12 miles south of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 50 and is contained within the Eldorado National Forest. Sierra-at-Tahoe (often shortened to “Sierra”) is a medium sized ski area in the Lake Tahoe region, and is well known for being a more family oriented resort and also having a high annual snowfall.|
|Sierra-at-Tahoe:Nearest city Twin Bridges, California
Coordinates 38.8002°N 120.0806°W
Vertical 2,212 ft (674 m)
Top elevation 8,852 ft (2,698 m)
Base elevation 6,640 ft (2,020 m)
Skiable area 2,000 acres (810 ha)
Runs 46 total, 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced.
Longest run Sugar ‘n Spice: 2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Lift system 11 lifts
Terrain parks 6
Snowfall 480 in (1,200 cm)
Night skiing No
|Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round resort in Kirkwood, California south of Lake Tahoe that focuses on skiing and snowboarding in winter and hiking and mountain-biking in summer. Kirkwood is one of the region’s larger resorts, and is well known for having one of the highest average snowfalls and a broad selection of advanced skiing terrain. The mountain is unique in that it has 2 mi (3.2 km) ridgeline at the top. This makes Kirkwood popular for cliff drops and cornices.|
Nearest city Kirkwood, California
|Forest Suites Resort, 3 star
Located less than a half block from the Heavenly Gondola and the exciting casino nightlife. Features one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens. Situated on 5.5 beautifully gardened acres, the property includes 2 year-round outdoor swimming pools, 2 outdoor hot tubs, health club, game room, laundry facilities, picnic barbeque area, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Although the Forest Inn is just a short walk to the casinos, a complimentary shuttle is also available. Area ski shuttles pick up at the hotel property as well.
|Mont Bleu Casino Resort, 3+ star
The Sierra Nevada mountains create a majestic setting for this upscale resort two blocks from Lake Tahoe and the Heavenly Ski Resort.
This Lake Tahoe resort in Stateline, Nevada has a 40,000-square-foot casino that offers a wide variety of table games, slot machines, and video games, along with a poker room and The Zone for race and sports book wagering.
|RIDGE AT TAHOE, 3+ star
Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round lodging, with ski-in, ski-out access to Heavenly Resort. This 302-unit resort features hotel rooms, suites, 1 and 2 bedroom condominiums. Shuttle service to South Lake Tahoe (6 miles), for restaurants, shopping and casino nightlife. The hotel resort is adjacent to the Stagecoach Lodge
Amenities: Indoor/outdoor heated pool & hot tub, health club and spa, kids club, wireless internet, restaurant (dinner), grocery store, deli (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner).
|968 Park EcoHotel, 4 star
968 Park Hotel mixes stylish modern architecture with a classic Tahoe feel. Combined with an endless effort for environmental preservation, the hotel is in every way the quintessential Lake Tahoe experience. Excellent location just a 200m walk to the Heavenly Gondola.
Complementary Hotel Amenities
Covered and Open Air Parking
|Embassy Suites Hotel-Lake Tahoe, 4 star
At the base of Heavenly’s gondola, Embassy Suites Hotel-Lake Tahoe is the South Shore’s highest rated all-suites resort offering superb accommodations and true convenience. We’re steps away from casino entertainment. But from the California side of the Nevada state line, gaming is a nearby attraction, not an on-site distraction.
Newly renovated suites offer the spacious comfort of a separate bedroom, with the option of two double beds or one king, and a living area. In addition to the indoor pool, whirhpool, and fitness center, each suite offers a long list of amenities, from miniature refrigerator, high speed internet access, microwave and coffeemaker, two color TV’s, and two phones with voicemail and data communication. Enjoy the famous complimentary, full cooked-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception.
SHUTTLE DISTANCE FROM THE SLOPES
|Inn By The Lake, 2+ star
Set on 6 acres of land directly across the street from beautiful Lake Tahoe, this property is just a 2 mile drive from the Heavenly lifts or use the resort shuttle service.
|Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, 3 starAAA rated three diamond resort offering your choice of Lodge or Condominium accommodations all with a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. Located directly on the waters edge of beautiful Lake Tahoe and 1 1/2 miles west of the Stateline casino area. A short one mile shuttle ride to Heavenly Ski Resort.
A moderate property perfect for budget minded skiers!