The Tahoe Donner ski area is the perfect setting for families, groups, first-time skiers and older skiers who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of large crowds or to brush up on their ski skills. With a quad chair, a double chair and one surface rope tow, the area has a … Continue reading “Tahoe Donner Downhill”

The closest major family resort to the Bay Area and Sacramento, Sierra-at-Tahoe is Lake Tahoe's best-kept secret. The resort's North facing location keeps the snow in great condition for days and with a variety of terrain to choose from the entire family or group of friends can find something to cater toward their ability. Sierra … Continue reading “Sierra-at-Tahoe”

Starting from the main lodge (8,260'), you're launched into nearly 1,500 vertical feet in just three and a half minutes. The reward? Panoramic views… spectacular Lake Tahoe to the west, the entire state of Nevada to the east. But the real payoff begins as you descend into nearly 1,200 acres of some of the Sierra's … Continue reading “Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe”

Known for its extreme skiing, Squaw also offers plenty of intermediate and gentle beginner terrain. The beginner area is located at elevation 8200' (access via Cable Car) for a full mountain experience. Squaw Valley USA offers something for everyone: Legendary terrain, North America‚Äôs most advanced lift system, plenty of activities and accommodations to suit any … Continue reading “Squaw Valley USA”

We have the highest base elevation for any major ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area. Kirkwood also has the most snowfall this season for any resort in the Sierra. The mountain is often frequented by pro riders and skiers because the terrain is the most diverse of the local ski resorts. You can spend … Continue reading “Kirkwood Mountain Resort”

Homewood Mountain Resort is located on the beautifully forested west shore of California's Lake Tahoe. Reflected in the water of one of the world's clearest lakes, rises the state's last unspoiled winter ski resort. Homewood Mountain Resort is the only ski area whose lifts and runs begin within hundreds of feet of beautiful Lake Tahoe. … Continue reading “Homewood Mountain Resort”

It's a mountain with multiple topographical personalities…long runs, wide-open groomed cruisers and pristine powder-filled bowls. Two of America's hairiest natural scare tactics – Mott and Killebrew Canyons. Steeps like The Face and Gunbarrel. And rows of regal pines spaced so perfectly, you'd swear Nature and the Gods of Tree Skiing were in cahoots. Most importantly, … Continue reading “Heavenly Mountain Resort”

Norwegian Roots In the mid-1940s, a renowned Norwegian ski jumper and retired sea captain, Kjell “Rusty” Rustad purchased 74 acres in a small valley just above Lake Tahoe, California. In 1947, Rusty opened his new resort, “Granlibakken,” named in honor of an area in Norway where he skied as a boy. Granlibakken meant “a hill … Continue reading “Granlibakken Ski Resort”

Diamond Peak has Tahoe’s fourth largest vertical of 1,840 feet. The longest run is 2.5 miles but is mainly composed of shorter exhilarating runs that sport unbelievable views of Lake Tahoe. Check out The Glades for the most unbelievable tree skiing. You can find fresh powder days after snow storms. Indulge yoursefl in Solitude Canyon … Continue reading “Diamond Peak”