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South Lake Tahoe is part of the South Shore community that rests along the largest alpine lake in the continent. As a popular tourist destination, it is overflowing with year-round vacation activities that will keep you occupied no matter what your interests. Whether you are venturing to South Lake Tahoe for a winter ski excursion or a summer lake adventure, you can access all this spectacular lake has to offer from this amazing city.
When most people think of South Lake Tahoe, they probably imagine the sparkling white slopes that are ripe for an afternoon of downhill skiing. Heavenly Ski Resort is the place to head for the most fulfilling snow expedition with its 4,800 acres of skiable terrain at an elevation of 10,100 feet. Home to a heart-pounding 3600 foot drop and the longest ski run at 5.5 miles, this is a mountain retreat that will test your skills in a breathtakingly beautiful natural setting. Throw in the cross country trails, the snow tubing area, the terrain park, and the diverse selection of runs that can accommodate any skill level, and you have the makings of a memorable winter vacation....read more »
Tahoe Rim Trail
Like most good things, you must wait, and The Tahoe Rim Trail proves it. The loop trail was not completed until September 2001. The 164-mile loop trail encircles glorious Lake Tahoe in all its splendor and passes through National Forest, state parks and several wilderness areas. The lake covers a surface area of 191 square miles, with 71 miles of shoreline snuggled among the Sierra Nevada mountains on the border of California and Nevada. The rim trail offers spectacular views of the alpine lake shimmering up to the sky.
The trail opens usually in mid-June, when the snow has melted off, and closes again in late October. The trail design takes into account the hiker, mountain biker and equestrian. The goal during construction was to not exceed an average grade of 10 percent. Mountain biking is permitted on half of the trail. The loop can be accessed from anywhere around the lake or surrounding cities....read more »
Tahoe has become one of the most popular places to ski, and it's no wonder considering the wide variety of hotels and lodging, dining choices, and activities you'll find in this scenic area spanning across parts of California and Nevada. As a matter of fact, Tahoe currently has the most concentrated resorts for a tourist area in the U.S. - how's that for options? With the number of different ski resorts available in Tahoe, it's easy to find the perfect ski vacation for your family.
The resorts at Tahoe have some great skiing, including cross-country skiing and Olympic quality downhill skiing, but you'll also find a number of other winter activities here as well, including ice skating, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and snow shoeing to name a few...read more »