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In Lake Tahoe it Snows

About LAKE TAHOE | DOORWAY TO OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Lake Tahoe provides access to outdoor adventure with beautiful mountain lake vistas and  abundant wildlife.  The lake is sacred to the Washoe Indians and beloved by all who behold it.  Lake Tahoe and the surrounding wilderness encompasses both public and private land with beaches, hiking and biking trails, kayaking or white water rafting, camping, hotels, casinos, historic estates and ski resorts.  The great thing about the Tahoe Basin is that access to the beauty of the great outdoors is accessible to everyone regardless of your physical abilities. 

Lake Tahoe is the second largest lake in North America with 72 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 1,000 feet.  Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains between Sacramento, California and Reno, Nevada, the lake was first inhabited by the Washoe Indians who know it to be a very sacred place.  Winter in Lake Tahoe allows for outstanding snow sports while summer provides plenty of sunshine for hiking, biking and water sports.  Access to Lake Tahoe can be made by car, bus, train or plane.  Snow can be found year round throughout the area.

Local Tip: Always pack plenty of water and snacks as you explore Tahoe.
In Lake Tahoe it Snows
   
WHERE TO GO
If this is your first trip, take a drive around the lake and stop to look or hike on the numerous pull outs and vista points.  A complete drive around the lake will take more than four hours, but you can tackle my favorite drive on the eastern shore from Incline Village to Stateline on the California border in just a couple of hours.  On the eastern shore you will find sand harbor beach, the spooner lake trail and a drive through cave rock tunnel as well as numerous vistas of the lake.

Winter in Lake Tahoe brings plenty of snow and it is no wonder that Tahoe has the highest concentration of ski resorts in the country.  From the olympic peaks in Squaw Valley to a more tame experience in Diamond Peak, there are plenty of well maintained slopes to enjoy.  Off road skiing and sledding is also a very popular and affordable way to enjoy the snow.  Snowmobiles have miles of wilderness inwhich to venture.   

Summer allows for beautiful hikes include the Tahoe Meadows (beginner), Spooner Lake (beginner to moderate) and the Tahoe Rim trail.  On the western shore favorite hikes include Eagle Lake and Vikingsholm with its views of Emerald Bay.  The nice thing about hiking in Lake Tahoe is that you can take a single trail and make it an easy hike or push yourself further for a rigorous workout.  Hiking is allowed during the day, with overnight camping or backpacking in the desolation wilderness.  Swimming in Lake Tahoe can be challeging with an average summer water temperature of 65 degrees, but a little time in the hot Tahoe sun will encourage most swimmers.  White water rafting on the Truckee river is another favorite adventure which can accomodate all members of the family with a day on the water.  For the angler in the family, let them know that Lake Tahoe is full of Mackinaw, Rainbow and Brown Trout and the beloved Kokanee Salmon.

Summer in Tahoe is cool in the shade and hot in the sun.  You will need to keep layers of clothing throughout the day with a light jacket for the morning and evenings.  The atmosphere is very thin in Tahoe so wear hats and sunblock to prevent burns.

WHERE TO EAT
On the north shore in Incline Village you can find fine dininig at the Hyatt's Eagle Nest Grill, but local favorites are the affordable Mr Ts (mexican) and of course Raley's supermarket has an extensive selection of prepared foods.  Tahoe City has plenty of cafes while Kings Beach offers more casual dining.  And if you find your self on the south shore you will have access to many number of casino restaurants, cafes and small coffee shops.

WHERE TO STAY
Personal favorites include vacation rentals and cabins since this allows you to really experience life in Tahoe with trips to the grocery store and home cooked meals.  If you rather be pampered in a rustic setting, then the Hyatt in Incline Village is for you.  The Hyatt offers full service dining, spa and a smoke free casino.  The Hyatt has lake side cottages as well as guest rooms and suites.  The Tahoe Biltmore offers a more affordable choice on the north shore.  Otherwise abundant nightlife, affordable rooms and lots of vegas style casinos can be enjoyed in South Lake Tahoe.

Reno, Nevada is also a nice place to stay while exploring the Lake Tahoe Basin.  In Reno you have access to affordable accomodations. restaurants, casinos and shopping.  Reno has plenty of amenitities to make this a destination vacation as well.

Local Tip: After a day on the slopes or trails, enjoy a beverage and the sunset next to the firepit at the Hyatt Beach in Incline Village.

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Eastern Shore of Lake Tahoe
Eastern Shore of Lake Tahoe
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Elk Point in Lake Tahoe
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Full View of Lake on Snowy Day
Full View of Lake on Snowy Day
 
Local Tip: Altitude sickness can be relieved by drinking lots of water and exercise which is counter to how you feel.
Lake Tahoe has outdoor adventure year round with options for any budget or physical ability. North Lake Tahoe includes Incline Village, Kings Beach and Tahoe City. The east shore is national forest while South Lake Tahoe can rival Reno with its high rise casinos. Squaw Valley lies to the west.

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Lake Tahoe has outdoor adventure year round with options for any budget or physical ability. North Lake Tahoe includes Incline Village, Kings Beach and Tahoe City. The east shore is national forest while South Lake Tahoe can rival Reno with its high rise casinos. Squaw Valley lies to the west.