Now that its winter and the temperatures are dropping and the snow is starting to fall in certain places, it’s time to start planning a winter vacation. But to where? If you’re thinking of somewhere where you can take advantage of the awesome winter sports and activities that come with this season like skiing, snowboarding, sledding and more, look no further than Lake Tahoe! One of the top destinations for ski and snowboarding trips in America, Lake Tahoe makes for the perfect getaway for skiers and snowboarders of every level who are planning a trip for any reason! Check out the best Lake Tahoe ski resorts to help plan an awesome vacation this winter.
Northstar is the ultimate destination for skiers and snowboarders at every level. They offer excellent classes for beginners and advanced terrain for the daredevils in the family. While you’re not out hitting the slopes, there’s also tons of great winter fun like snowshoesing, ice skating, tubing and more! The Village at Northstar keeps families entertained throughout their entire stay with great shopping, restaurants, movies and even live music playing every now and then.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are co-owned, and a ticket to one gets you free access to the other! Double the terrain, double the fun! There’s a shuttle between the two resorts for easy access and together, and the skiable terrain between the two of them adds up to over 6,000 aces!
Lake Tahoe is also a top destination for weddings, so many resorts know what it takes when you want to turn up the heat on vacation this winter! In addition to the awesome romantic features available, Sugar Bowl is home to 13 lifts and 1500 acres of terrain that receives about 500 inches of snow each year.
Even though skiing is one of the top priorities for a winter vacation of this sort, many people travel throughout the winter with friends and want to stay somewhere where they can have fun doing it all! Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort is an awesome place to head for a vacation with friends because they have varied terrain for every skill set, but they also have a great nightlife scene! Heavenly gives you easy access to nights best spent in the casinos and bars and at awesome parties all winter long!
Homewood Ski Resort is home of some of the best views in all of Tahoe and the slopes are often a lot less crowded than some of the others too. In fact, Homewood Ski Resort is one of Lake Tahoe’s best kept secrets! Homewood is not one of the mega-resorts in Lake Tahoe. They keep things simple and make for a great day of skiing or boarding. Because they don’t offer all the fancy features that some of the more developed resorts do, Homewood can offer great, affordable prices all season long! The terrain is enough to make even the best skiers happy spending a day here, and everyone leaves with enough money to enjoy the rest of their vacation.
This article was written by Lizz Riggs, editor of TahoesBest.com.