Top Tahoe Ski Resorts for an Unforgettable Trip

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If you’re looking for some of the best skiing on the planet, it’s hard to beat Lake Tahoe. It’s no secret that Lake Tahoe ski resorts have some of the best powder on earth. On average, Lake Tahoe receives over 400 inches of snow per year and has over 300 days of sunshine per year, which makes for ideal conditions. Due to Lake Tahoe’s position under the massive Sierra Nevada Mountains, there are many locations to choose from, as well as many ski lifts to conveniently access the peaks. With so many options to choose between, finding just one resort your whole family will love can feel a bit intimidating. No worries, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a list of the best Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts around Tahoe City.

About Tahoe Ski Resorts

Lake Tahoe can accommodate every age, skill level, and budget with its smaller resorts as well as its world-class ski resorts. No matter what ski resort you choose, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. Lake Tahoe ski resorts are divided into the North and South resorts. The most notable resorts include Heavenly and Palisades Tahoe. Heavenly is the biggest of the resorts and the most visited. Whereas Palisades is known for its six mountain peaks. Within every family or large group, there are surely a few people who prefer to snowboard. The award-winning terrain parks at Northstar at Tahoe and Sierra at Tahoe are a favorite among snowboarders.

North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Alpine Meadows at Palisades Tahoe

Located in the Palisades Tahoe ski resort, Alpine Meadows offers varied terrain and spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. There are over 2,400 acres of land, two mountain peaks, 13 lifts, and over 100 trails for visitors to choose from. In addition to advanced ski runs, Alpine Meadows features seven open bowls and cruising trails that offer a well-rounded skiing opportunity.

Boreal Ski Resort

If you are looking for a place to try out new tricks and enjoy outdoor recreation, look no further than Boreal Ski Resort. Although on the smaller side, this resort is the only all-mountain terrain park in the Tahoe area. In addition to the 41 trails accessible by eight lifts, Boreal offers a tube park and a lift-accessed magic carpet, as well as interesting tree runs and complex trails.

Sugar Bowl Resort

Sugar Bowl Resort is a great place for both beginner and intermediate skiers. There’s a beginner zone for groups that are just starting out and 103 trails to race down. Snowboarders are sure to have a good time, too, as Sugar Bowl is home to one of Lake Tahoe’s best terrain parks. With plenty of ski areas and these versatile parks, there’s a lot to love about this Lake Tahoe mountain resort. Want some fun options for the kids aside from skiing? Sugar Bowl has you covered with Lake Tahoe’s best tubing park.

South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Heavenly Ski Resort

Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of Lake Tahoe’s most popular and largest resorts, with the resort being located in both California and Nevada. Among the ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, this one has the highest elevation and the longest vertical drop. In addition, Heavenly Mountain Resort boasts a total of 28 lifts that connect to 97 trails. Aside from the slopes, Heavenly Mountain Resort boasts some of the most exciting, challenging, and well-maintained terrain parks in Lake Tahoe. When you’re ready to relax off the mountain, the nearby Heavenly Village has just as much to offer. You’ll find ice skating at an ice rink, live music, theater, and plenty of dining options. Whether you are looking for groomed wide-open trails or more challenging slopes, you can find it at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort

If you are traveling with beginners, they will love Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort. This South Lake Tahoe ski resort has wide-open groomers and is the perfect spot for snowboarders and skiers alike, so everyone will be satisfied. You will find fresh powder covering 2,000 acres, 14 lifts, and 47 trails peaking at an elevation of 8,852 feet with a vertical rise of 2,212 feet when skiing on the mountain here. There are also five award-winning terrain parks and a ski school. When you don’t want to ski Tahoe, you can enjoy tubing and other fun winter activities.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a challenge better suited to intermediate skiers, check out Kirkwood Mountain Resort. The mountain has rugged, skiable terrain that’s spread across 2,300 skiable acres with 86 trails. Base elevation is an impressive 7,800 feet, with a summit of 9,800 feet. The mountain resort is composed of three peaks: Covered Wagon, the Sisters, and Thimble Peak. When you’re not on the slopes, you’ll enjoy snowshoeing, dog sled tours, and more. If you’re an experienced skier and want to visit the Lake Tahoe region, Kirkwood Mountain Resort is an excellent place to stay.

Best Resorts Nearby Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Wyndham Tahoe At South Shore

As expected from a Wyndham timeshare, Wyndham Tahoe At South Shore boasts superior amenities and accommodations that elevate every visit. While visiting here, you can soak in the hot tub, get in a workout at the fitness center, or enjoy some friendly competition in the game room. In addition, you can find a fireplace, a washer and dryer, a microwave, as well as a dishwasher in each unit. 

David Walley’s Resort

After a busy day on the slopes, David Walley’s Resort is the perfect place to unwind and relax. This resort features everything you could expect from a spa. The spa on-site can provide you with a variety of spa treatments, or you can relax in one of the mineral pools. Amenities include an in-unit kitchen, laundry facilities, a fitness center, a sauna, tennis courts, a pool, activities for children and a restaurant. 

Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe

Located in the Northstar California Resort, Ritz-Carlton Highlands Lake Tahoe has ski-in and ski-out access to the slopes, so ski lifts are easily accessible! Guests can also enjoy a 17,000 square-foot spa and fitness center, two outdoor swimming pools, and multiple dining options on-site. The suites at this resort come with king-sized beds, toasty fireplaces, and unbeatable views of Lake Tahoe.

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If you’re an avid skier, a trip to the Lake Tahoe region should definitely be on your to-do list. From the North to South Shore, you’ll be surrounded by several world-class ski resorts. As for which of these resorts is the best, that’s up to you! Each and every one of these mountain ski resorts offers something you’re sure to love. Whether it’s versatile ski areas, tree skiing, or lake views, when you ski in Lake Tahoe, you’re sure to have the perfect vacation. If you are planning to make Lake Tahoe your home away from home, consider buying a timeshare. When you buy a timeshare, you can enjoy unbeatable resort amenities and spacious accommodations. So, yearly, you can visit Lake Tahoe in luxury. Start the buying process today by browsing our marketplace. You’ll find resorts from top developers like Wyndham, Marriott, Hilton Grand Vacations, and more!

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On the other hand, if you aren’t ready to buy, consider renting a timeshare at a Lake Tahoe ski resort instead. You’ll enjoy all the great lodging options and amenities you would have as a timeshare owner, without having to worry about maintenance fees. It’s all of the benefits with none of the commitment. What’s not to love? Check out timeshare vacation rentals on our marketplace today! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-800-610-2734 or email us at We’re always happy to help!

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