Lake Tahoe Ski Holidays

Lake Tahoe Ski Holidays

Lake Tahoe is quite simply a stunning ski destination. Straddling the border between Nevada and California, the area is an absolutely huge 495 square kilometres with seven ski resorts; Alpine Meadows, Heavenly Mountain, Kirkwood Mountain, Mt Rose-Ski, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Squaw Valley. The lake has an altitude of 1890m above sea level, while some of the peaks in the resort top 2500 to 3000 metres.

The scale and diversity of the scenery is breathtaking. Dramatic mountains drop into the enormous lake, while elsewhere cliffs and glades create an incredibly diverse terrain, as well as some seriously photogenic runs.

Each of the seven resorts has a different feel, so there’s bound to be somewhere to suit. Divided into North and South Lake Tahoe, the south, mostly situated in Nevada, is often considered the party spot. Peppered with more hotels, restaurants, shops and casinos – this is Nevada, after all – this is where the real après ski action takes place, while the north tends to be more relaxed and perhaps a little more ski-focused.

Lake Tahoe has all the attitude you’d expect from a huge North American resort with everything in its favour. The destination is spectacular, the skiing is seemingly limitless and the après ski is legendary. There are literally hundreds of lifts and runs, with each resort boasting enough to keep even the most avid winter sports enthusiast happy. Lake Tahoe is in a class of its own, and it knows it. For this reason, expect to see world-class skiers and some real show-offs. Everything about Lake Tahoe is impressive.

It’s no surprise, then, that Lake Tahoe is a hit with the seriously rich. Whether one of the lucky few who can afford to charter a jet in to Lake Tahoe airport, take sunset helicopter tours and opt for sleigh ride dinners, or not, it’s a fabulous place to people-watch both on and off-piste.