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Lake Tahoe Getaways

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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 them 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.

Skiing Tahoe

With the earliest openings in a decade (about a month earlier than usual) most large Lake Tahoe ski hills are open. You'll find information and links on our guide to skiing at all the ski resorts and cross-country ski areas in the South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe-Truckee areas, including opening information, snow reports, resort facilities, runs, boarding, and kids programs.

Tahoe Concerts and Special Events

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'shappening.

The Great Outdoors

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 West Shores.

Tahoe Restaurants

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.

Tahoe Getaway

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 cross-country skiing.

Fun with Kids

Need a list of where to take the kids while on a Tahoe vacation? Look no farther. Here's what to see and do.

North Tahoe Weather:

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South Tahoe Weather:

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