Last Updated: 14th Oct 2013
Lake Tahoe is one of the USA’s most beautiful outdoor adventure regions. Located right on the border between California and Nevada, the mountains around the lake provide some of North America’s most sought-after skiing and snowboarding.
The vistas from the slops and the town of Tahoe are breathtaking with the contrast of the azure blue lake, the green of the pines and the white of the snow combining for unforgettable scenery.
Not only is the skiing and snowboarding fantastic and the views simply sensational, but the nightlife is second to none as the lake also hosts some of the best apres ski venues in North America. The California side of the lake is quiet and serene while in true Nevada style, as soon as you cross the border there is an abundance of bars, clubs and casinos that are open 24 hours a day.
To go along with the skiing and boarding there is also the opportunity to ski cross country, do some ice skating or even try some snowmobiling.
There are slopes for all abilities and experience levels across the Heavenly, Kirkwood, Heavenly and Sierra-at-Tahoe ski fields.
Lake Tahoe is an alternative stop to Yosemite on USA Winter Tours that travel to the West Coast of the USA.
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what did you end up doing? take winter clothes or rent in the US? i ask as im going on the winter wild western in jan!
How about an extended tour of Lake Tahoe for all the skiers/boarders out there? (Similar to the Ski Austria trip)
I live in California and have been to Tahoe many times. I would recommend bringing your own ski clothing with: ski/snowboarding pants (even if you’re just sledding or playing in the snow), jacket, and some warm layers for underneath. Gloves and a hat are also a must. If you plan to spend a lot of time on the slopes, consider a mask too to double as sunglasses. If you don’t have any stores that sell the snow clothes or gear, there are several mass merchandisers in the area like Wal-Mart and Target that sell the items (very reasonable).
All your ski or snowboard gear can easily be hired locally, either at the resorts or from a local ski shop.
Be sure to check out Vex inside the Harrah’s Casino on the border of California/Nevada for some fun nightlife!
Have a great time!
I am going on a Contiki Tour soon which spends a few days in Lake Tahoe. I have never seen/ been to the snow before & I am unsure of what type of clothing to bring which would be “appropriate”. Should I hire ski clothes in the US or should I bring some with me? Any advice which you could give me would be much appreciated!