Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt raved about it. The Nevada Silver rush took all of the trees they could cut from around it and took then to Viriginia City to build the mines and houses there. Swells from San Francisco discovered it and brought their big wooden boats, and built grandiose" cabins" around it. A new generation (or two) of pines have grown and the lake is a national gem enjoyed by throngs of visitors to the largest alpine lake in America.
Lake Tahoe captures the imagination of everyone who visits this shimmering very blue body of water, sitting in a magnificent mountain bowl on the heights of the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. We hope this guide will help you to plan your next visit here.
Several ski hills are planning to be open before Thanksgiving Day. You'll
find information and links on our guide
to skiing at all the ski resorts and cross-country ski areas in the Tahoe-Truckee area,
including links to snow reports, ski facilities, runs, boarding, and kids
programs. Several resorts are open, including Boreal, Heavenly, Northstar, Squaw Valley and Mt. Rose.
There's lots of entertainment in the South and
North Lake Tahoe casinos, plus festivals and other
seasonal events around the lake.
Our events guide lets you
know what's happening.
Our Outdoors page
has more than a dozen things to do -- other than
skiing -- on and around Lake Tahoe, including
fishing, hiking, and water activity. Take a bike ride beside the
lake -- in South Lake Tahoe, and on the North and
Lake Tahoe dining features a wide range of
cuisines. Check out our large list of eating
places from casino restaurants, buffets, and
coffee shops, to quiet, romantic dining rooms --
beside the lake or in the woods.
Get out on the lake, hike a mountain trail, and
enjoy romantic getaways in cozy inns. Or -- take
our suggested drive to Hope
Valley and Grover Hot Springs -- only 40
minutes from Tahoe and a great area for
Need a list of where to take the kids while on a
Tahoe vacation? Look no farther. Here's what
to see and do.