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Where to Ski & Snowboard in Lake Tahoe

With stunning mountain scenery and incredible skiing conditions, a ski trip to Lake Tahoe is an absolute must for any skier or snowboarder. But, knowing where to travel on your ski trip to Lake Tahoe isn’t easy.

So, we’ve done the hard work for you. With 15 ski resorts to explore, these are the destinations you need to visit on your ski and snowboard trip to Lake Tahoe.

Most Popular Ski & Snowboard Resorts in Lake Tahoe

Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows

Host site of the Winter Olympics in 1960, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows boast more than 6,000 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 42 lifts. The resort also offers 270 trails, the longest of which is 3.2 miles. While skiers of all abilities will find comfort on the slopes, the European-inspired village in Squaw Valley is a must-see for every visitor.

Heavenly Ski Resort

Heavenly Ski Resort

Nestled on the California-Nevada border, Heavenly Ski Resort boasts 97 runs and 28 lifts. Its 3,500 feet of vertical drops are unmatched anywhere else on the west coast. Heavenly also features a 2.4-mile gondola ride with panoramic views of the water, a guaranteed thrill for everyone in your group.

Northstar California Resort

Northstar California Resort

Northstar California is actually located on Mount Pluto, an extinct volcano. It last erupted 2 million years ago and the area now boasts gladed tree skiing, snow tubing, and more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. To complete your stay, the resort also offers a wide array of accommodations including lodging with ski-in/ski-out access.

Kirkwood Ski Resort

Kirkwood Ski Resort

Often referred to simply as “The Wood,” Kirkwood Ski Resort offers a slope for every level of skier or snowboarder. The resort averages more than 350 inches of snowfall annually and features more than 80 trails, the longest at 2.5 miles. Spread across five different peaks, you can enjoy more than 2,300 acres of skiable terrain at Kirkwood.

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

Family-owned since 1939, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort is one of the oldest ski resorts in California. It’s the perfect combination of old and new with an inviting Austrian charm and modern amenities. With more than 500 inches of annual snowfall, Sugar Bowl boasts 100 trails to explore across 4 peaks.

FAQs About Winter Vacations in Lake Tahoe

Are ski resorts in Lake Tahoe open?

Yes! Some ski resorts in Lake Tahoe are open and ready to welcome you. Others remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended destination to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your skis, snowboard, and snow boots directly to the slopes with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

Is skiing in Lake Tahoe good?

With beautiful skies, panoramic alpine views, and impeccable skiing and snowboarding conditions, Lake Tahoe is one of the top places to ski in the U.S.

How to ship skis on your ski trip to Lake Tahoe?

Tired of dragging your skis and snowboard through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your skis, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Skis will collect your skis from your home, business, resort, or lodge. Arrive at your destination to find your skis and snowboard waiting! Ship Skis will send your skis back home at the end of your ski trip to Lake Tahoe, too.

Why ship your skis on your ski trip to Lake Tahoe?

We know you love skiing and snowboarding at venues all over the globe. That’s why Ship Skis is dedicated to ensuring your skis and snowboard arrive safely and on-time on your ski trip to Lake Tahoe. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Skis is the best way to ship your skis and snowboard on your ski trip to Lake Tahoe.

How much does it cost to ship skis on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe?

You can ship your skis and snowboard within the continental U.S. for as little as $49.99 for a small ski or snowboard bag (under 25 lbs.) Pricing may increase and transit times will vary depending on the exact location that you are shipping from/to and your selected service level. International shipping may also increase prices.

Customer Support

As a company of active skiers, we have experienced the hassles of traveling with your gear and understand how important these items are to you. Our team is available 7 days a week ready to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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