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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Guide

Lake Tahoe, United States

Rated: 2/5 (from 3 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length259km
Highest Lift3,080m
Lowest Lift1,990m
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Denver International
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Lake Tahoe

The region of Lake Tahoe comprises the ski slopes of 11 ski areas, including Boreal, Diamond Peak and Heavenly.


The ski area includes 11 Ski Resorts with a combined total of 259km of downhill skiing, with 84 marked pistes, served by a total of 29 ski lifts. The appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski areas of Boreal, Diamond Peak, Donner Ski Ranch, Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, Mount Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl.

With ski lifts as high as 3,080m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Lake Tahoe offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Lake Tahoe offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Lake Tahoe?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Lake Tahoe.

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Snow Forecast by day for Lake Tahoe

Ski Area Stats

Lake Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Lake Tahoe Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,080m
Lowest Piste1,990m
Max Vertical1,090m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Lake Tahoe
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Lake Tahoe?

This ski resort is in Placer, California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Lake Tahoe is Atlanta, 23 minutes drive away.

Chicago O'Hare, Reno Tahoe, Sacramento, Chattanooga, Mitchell/Milwaukee, Chico Muni and Modesto City airports are all within three hours drive.

Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare and Reno Tahoe are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are 29 ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is Lake Tahoe open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Lake Tahoe, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Tourist Office Website for the latest.

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