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Tahoe’s Best Tips for a Successful Ski/Snowboard Trip to Lake Tahoe in 2014

March 3, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Lake Tahoe is known for its 300+ days of sunshine, world-class skiing and snowboarding, and of course, the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoe itself. So get inspired by life, the winter Olympics, the late winter snow, whatever gets you moving… and hit the slopes!

“There’s no time like the present to grab the kids or some friends and head to Tahoe,” says Lindsey Skinner, editor of “Check for online lodging deals too as hotels will work hard for your business this time of year,” she adds.

Today,, (, Tahoe’s leading travel & tourism site, released its guide to the best places to ski, ways to play, and where to stay for this year’s successful (and fun) ski & snowboard trip.gI_128910_tahoesbest-logo-1

How to Play

1.) Ski Resorts: Everyone knows about Lake Tahoe’s famous mountain resorts, from Heavenly to Squaw Valley, and this year winter is just getting started! Ski resorts have been making snow since late November, and recent storms have made fresh powder possible. A hidden gem for beginners to intermediates is Granlibakken on the North Shore. Granlibakken also sports a fun sledding hill for all ages. For a full list of ski resorts in lake Tahoe visit

2.) Ski & Board rentals from Sierra Ski & Cycle Works: Established by Gary Bell in 1980, Sierra Ski & Cycle Works brings travelers and locals the best advice, expert tuning, and most convenient rentals in the area! Located in South Lake Tahoe, Sierra Ski & Cycle Works gives patrons the best service around, from day rentals to tuning, Gary Bell and the team at Sierra Ski & Cycle is the place to find top notch service. We wouldn’t mind just hanging out and talking to Gary and his crew. Try Porters on the North Shore

3.) Cross Country Skiing: Not only is Lake Tahoe famous for its unbelievable downhill skiing, but incredible Nordic skiing as well. From Tahoe City’s Nordic Center (Cross Country Ski Area), to Royal Gorge XC Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe’s Nordic skiing is always a fun way to get some good exercise (and explore the backcountry!) and hang with some friends.

4.) How to get around: There is no better way to get from place to place in Lake Tahoe than Tahoe Sierra Transportation. From airport transportation to transportation to and from ski resorts, these guys know what they are doing. Get from place to place in a full size SUV, fully equipped with heated seats, bike and ski racks, and room for up to 7 passengers. Plus, the service is impeccable, and always clean and reliable. To book, and find more information visit or call (530) 550 – 5300.

Where to Stay

1.) South Lake Tahoe: Sleep at the base of Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe! Many hotels in South Lake Tahoe offer packages. Aston Lakeland Village offers a 2-day Heavenly Ski/Ride package for $309. Or, if it’s a family vacation, try their family ski package for 4, which includes lodging, two adult tickets, and two child lift tickets. Forest Suites offers great deals on suites and the 3 Peaks has a nice 5-bedroom cabin on property – you can walk to the Heavenly Gondola from both locations. For a full list of South Lake hotels visit

2.) Squaw Valley: Don’t miss the award winning skiing at Squaw Valley, and stay close to the fun at Squaw Valley Lodge. With ski in/out abilities, to easy access to restaurants and bars, Squaw Valley Lodge is the place to be while skiing Squaw Valley. Plus, their ski package is only $144 per person, per night, and includes a three night stay, two 2-day lift tickets, and a beautiful health club (complete with sauna, steam room, and hot tubs!). Another favorite is the luxurious Resort at Squaw Creek.

3.) North Tahoe: Enjoy the skiing/riding at Northstar this winter, and get in on all the action at The Village at Northstar. The Village at Northstar brings guests a genuine mountain feel, with great shopping, delicious dining, and of course, world class skiing. Lodging options range from studios to 3 bedroom units. The Peppertree in downtown Tahoe City is a great no-frills option.

Other Helpful Tips

1.) Check the weather: Lake Tahoe boasts over 300 days of sunshine, but be sure but always check the weather. For weather forecast and road conditions visit

2.) Same-day ski conditions: Check to see the latest live ski reports. See which resorts got the most snowfall and freshest powder at

3.) Wear sunscreen: Though it might seem chilly outside, the sun is extremely strong in Lake Tahoe. Be sure to wear sunscreen, and reapply throughout the day. No one likes a sunburn.

4.) A few extras: Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City, Emerald Bay just outside South Lake Tahoe on the CA side, Sand Harbor in Incline Village, NV., Camp Rich, Squaw Village, Shops at Heavenly Village, Thunderbird Lodge, downtown Truckee, Zephyr Cove, Secret Cove, Sugar Pine Pt…

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