Tahoe South Blog
Roll Them Dice, Hit Those Slots – A Breakdown Of Lake Tahoe Casinos
If you want to experience some of the most unique casinos in the country and pair it with a vacation that embraces the great outdoors, there’s only one place in the United States to find that – Lake Tahoe. To help, here’s a quick breakdown of the Lake Tahoe Casinos scene. South Tahoe Casino Scene […]
5 Reasons Why Lake Tahoe Skiing Is The Best In The West
As many residents can attest, once you’ve experienced an epic Lake Tahoe winter, you’re hooked. Glorious blue skies, comfy temps, and most of all, lots & lots of snow. And the best part? The region has no shortage of resorts to explore if you’re here for a day or a lifetime. Still don’t believe us? […]
4 Fun Things You May Not Know About Lake Tahoe
Once you drive over any mountain summit and drop into the Lake Tahoe Basin, you’ll be hooked. The massive blue waters of Lake Tahoe, cupped by the Sierra Nevada, are presented to you like a gift. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the views will re-energize you. To make your trip even more […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from November
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! I hope you all chose to #OptOutSide on Black Friday, we sure did. Well, November has come and gone but left us with some very fun Instagram images and stories from Lake Tahoe. Enjoy and don’t forget to use #TahoeSouth to be featured. 10. MTB Water Adventures Instagram Link Sometimes the mountain […]
Winter Driving in South Lake Tahoe
Winter driving is like most of the stuff we do – the more you practice and exercise common sense, the safer you’ll be. We offer a few tips for you to get up to your favorite mountain safely.
A South & North Lake Tahoe Ski Guide – Rundown Of What To Expect
Pine trees sway softly. The snow crunches under your feet as you walk. There’s nothing like a winter’s day in Lake Tahoe. With 300 to 500 inches of snow blanketing the mountains annually, there’s plenty of winter fun to be had including world-class skiing and snowboarding. For those looking for a South or North Lake […]
Where To Stay In Lake Tahoe For Thanksgiving
What goes well with a nice Thanksgiving dinner? How about a heaping plate of outdoor fun! As we’ve talked about earlier, November is a great time to visit for those that want to experience the area on their own terms. A handful of ski resorts have begun turning their lifts, regardless of what Mother Nature […]
Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe
If you’re planning a visit to Lake Tahoe for the Thanksgiving holiday, many of our local restaurants get into the spirit to help you and your family create your best Thanksgiving memories yet.
Opening Dates: Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
The Ski Lake Tahoe resorts usually open in mid-November, with Heavenly Mountain Resort scheduled to open Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Most ski resorts open just before or on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The resorts remain open through mid to end of April. We know you’re excited to get on your skis for the first time in, […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of October
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! If you love fall as much as we do, then you’re going to FALL in love with these October Instagram photos. Here are our Top 10 #TahoeSouth Instagram posts during the month of October. ENJOY! Would you like to be featured? Be sure to #TahoeSouth in your best south Lake Tahoe photo. […]
4 Romantic Ideas For a Fall Lake Tahoe Getaway
Ah… the smell of autumn. The crispness in the morning. Calmness on the lake. The summer visitors are hibernating, and the bears are in the process of doing so too with one last buffet of salmon near the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Fall is also a great time to plan a romantic getaway to Lake […]
November at Tahoe South
November in Tahoe – All The Beauty & Fun… All To Yourself! November is arguably one of the most beautiful months around Lake Tahoe. It’s when the autumnal tapestry is disappearing and the highest reaches of the mountains surrounding the lake begin to frost over from the first snows. It’s a time for four-season fun. […]
What’s The Weather Like In Lake Tahoe?
Over the past few years, the resounding questions we get are around here are “What’s the weather like in Lake Tahoe?” or “When should I come visit for [insert activity]?” Of course, you can’t predict the weather over the long range, but you can get a basic theme of what to expect. To help plan […]
Lakefront Meeting Venues
If you’re looking to skip the typical boardroom setting and impress your team, one of these waterfront meetings venues will do the trick. Take a look at four unique venues with something no other destination has: iconic Lake Tahoe and Sierra Nevada views! 1. Edgewood Tahoe Resort Voted the 2019 “Hotel of The Year” […]
Détente et évasion à South Lake Tahoe
C’est avec une facilité déconcertante que j’ai fait escale à South Lake Tahoe, en Californie et que j’ai tout de suite adopté la douceur de la ville. À partir du moment où le bagagiste a emmené ma voiture au Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, je n’étais plus qu’à quelques minutes à pied du lac, des sentiers […]
Relax and Unwind in South Lake Tahoe
I had no trouble rolling into South Lake Tahoe, California and adapting to the city’s mellow pace. From the moment the valet whisked my car away at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, I was within walking distance to the lake, hiking, live music, dining, and great entertainment. This article was created in partnership with South […]
Breaking Down The Lake Tahoe Hotel Scene
When it comes to a destination that embraces ALL four seasons, Lake Tahoe is at a different level. Visitors flock here to play golf, mountain bike, sunbathe on the beaches, or ski & snowboard the snow-covered slopes. No matter when you come or who you are, after a full day of adventure, you need a […]
Tahoe on Two Wheels
Do we need yet another way to experience Lake Tahoe? Yes, absolutely! You may have visited this beautiful area before, skied its slopes, swam in its pristine water, or perhaps you’re planning your first trip here, but have you considered seeing it through a helmet visor on two wheels? Whether you’re a motorcycle rider or […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of September
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Valerie here, a South Lake Tahoe local and Tahoe South staff member. I’m thrilled to share with you our monthly #TahoeSouth images. 10. Cheers to the Wild Things Instagram Link The best views of Lake Tahoe are truly the ones on the South Shore, just look at that view THO! 9. […]
Celebrate fall at Apple Hill
Fall is the time of year to celebrate the incredible and magical transformations that nature undergoes. Many individuals have their own traditions on how to enjoy this beautiful season, but most often they involve colorful leaves and harvested produce. Lucky enough, South Lake Tahoe is just an hour’s drive away from the autumnal wonderland that […]
October at Tahoe South
If Tahoe does experience a shoulder season, it’s now. Plenty of people will still come visit for various reasons revolving around fall fun and Halloween shenanigans, but with the change of seasons, it gets a bit calmer with fewer crowds and clutter. Maybe it’s the exit of Tahoe’s many fans, maybe it’s the transition to […]
Lake Tahoe Fall Camping
The Lake Tahoe camping season may be winding down for the summer, but there are still a few places to enjoy sleeping under the stars this fall.
Get Outside – Truly Appreciate Fallen Leaf Lake
Fallen Leaf lake is a beautiful spot to visit and get out on the water or enjoy excellent trails for an easy walk, strenuous hike or trail run, all with the reward of incredible views!
Get Inspired For A Fall Getaway – 3 Ways To Enjoy Fall In Tahoe South
When most people think of fall, they imagine dreary weather. Guess what? In Tahoe South, that just isn’t true! There’s a reason why our residents call this the “Local’s Summer”. Crowds dwindle, the sun is still shining, and during the day, it warms up. It’s the ideal time to escape from the doldrums of daily […]
Surf’s Up in Lake Tahoe!
Surfing culture across the golden state runs deep in its veins. So, when the legislature declared September 20th as California Surfing Day and the state’s official sport, we KNEW we had to hop on board. While skiing and snowboarding the slopes surrounding our beautiful lake is world-renowned, what many don’t know is that you CAN […]
Quick Treks with a High Reward
There’s no need to venture back into Desolation Wilderness with a day pack full of survival gear just to get a nice vantage point of this beautiful area. I do highly recommend it if you get the chance, but there are much easier ways to get those expansive, jaw-dropping views accompanied by that nature fix […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of August
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Each week we sort through hundreds of #tahoesouth Instagram images to find our top 10 Instagram images from that month and every single photo we see inspires us. Keep getting after it and keep #TahoeSouth. 10. Scouting Instagram Link Adventuring the backcountry on two wheels, good friends, and beautiful scenery. Living […]
South, East, and North Lake Beaches of Lake Tahoe
White sands. Turquoise blue waves. Crystal clear waters. Nope… we aren’t describing Hawaii or the Caribbean. We’re talking about the beaches surrounding the Jewel of the Sierra. In our Lake Tahoe beach guide, we highlight some differences and similarities between South Lake Tahoe beaches & North Lake Tahoe beaches. South and North Lake Tahoe Beaches […]
4 Lesser Known Waterfalls To Check Out This Summer
The rush of moving water. The sparkling brilliance of a cascade. Nothing is more soothing on a hot summer’s day than a waterfall. We’ve talked about the top 5 waterfalls. We even have a waterfall guide. If you’ve seen the biggest and baddest cascades in Lake Tahoe, these three lesser known falls are a good […]
Why September is a Great Month to Visit Tahoe South
If you are still in Lake Tahoe congratulations – you’ve just about made it through another hectic summer season. If you are just visiting now, you must be a seasoned traveler, and you’ve made the wise choice to visit during September, aka the best time of year in Tahoe. As fall approaches and summer fades […]
Tahoe South’s Mountain Biking Guide – 4 Of Our Favorite Trails To Ride
Did you know mountain biking started in California? Yup! As the sport gained popularity in the late 70’s, these rowdy individuals began to descend upon Lake Tahoe. While the original “pedal pushers” rode iron steeds weighing in at close to fifty pounds with little to no shocks, we’re now very fortunate that the technology has […]
Eat, play and celebrate: Labor Day at Lake Tahoe
Labor Day may signify the end of summer for many, but for winter diehards, it’s one more noteworthy milestone toward our favorite time of year. Instead of mourning the changing season, I’m eagerly storing away the white clothes and looking forward to the start of the ski season. But before then, I’m going to enjoy the […]
How to Escape the Crowds During Peak Season at Tahoe South
Considering that our average temps in the summer rarely exceed ninety degrees, as the sun dips below the horizon, the heat of the day cools off quickly making it for the ultimate getaway during the warmest time of year. This also makes for one of the busiest times to visit Lake Tahoe. Luckily, there’s no […]
Lakefront dining at Tahoe South
Some of the best restaurants in South Lake Tahoe serve up a delicious meal with a side of beautiful views. We list our top spots for Lake Tahoe waterfront dining.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of July
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! If you’ve been following along… Then you’ve realized the summer months are flying by so quickly! July is over… So, let’s embrace this awareness and live in the moment and look forward to what tomorrow has in store for us. “We take care of the future best by taking care of […]
Take Care of Lake Tahoe
The beauty of Tahoe takes our breath away, but it can also take our minds away too. Take Care is the antidote to the “vacation brain” we all experience from time-to-time. It is a series of small reminders that poke fun at the mistakes we all make when we’re not paying attention. It is meant […]
Parasailing Lake Tahoe is for You
You’ve seen it on the tropical waters of any Caribbean vacation, you’ve seen it on the marvelous Lake Tahoe, and I am not referring to the alluring blue hues. On any calm day, you can bet on parasails bobbing around the lake as far as the eye can see. Parasailing Lake Tahoe You’ve watched and […]
Spectator’s Guide To The Concours d’Elegance
The sparkle of brass & the sound of water lapping against a mahogany hull. Classic wooden boats at the Concours d’Elegance, August 9 & 10th on Lake Tahoe isn’t “just an event.” It’s a tradition of excellence. A rare glimpse into a bygone era. Something that must be seen in person to truly appreciate. To […]
Paddle Into Summer! Your Paddleboarding Guide
Paddle into Summer! Your Summer Tahoe South Paddleboarding Guide Lake Tahoe is one of the clearest, largest, and deepest alpine lakes in the entire world. The cold winters and cool water temperatures keep the lake’s clarity extremely high. This clarity and the famed blue color of the lake, make Tahoe the perfect place to paddleboard. […]
Lime Responsibly When at Tahoe South
Flowers are in full bloom. The waters of Tahoe shimmer in the sunlight. And Lime Scooters are back in Tahoe South for yet another summer. Now that they’re here, we thought we’d highlight how to Lime Scooter responsibly when at Tahoe South. Lime Scooters Help The Environment Before we jump into how to Lime responsibly, […]
Nature & History at the Pope-Baldwin Recreation Area
Sometimes the abundance of things to do in Lake Tahoe can be a bit overwhelming, yet I still find myself seeking out ‘hidden’ Tahoe gems that often end up right in front of my face. To that extent, the other day I was fortunate enough to revisit and explore one of Tahoe South’s most interesting […]
4 Disc Golf Courses to Check Out at Tahoe South
Combine A Hike With Some Friendly Competition… 4 Disc Golf Courses To Check Out In Tahoe South Lake Tahoe is very fortunate that as its winter snows recede, the temperatures soar in the spring, summer, and fall months to near perfect levels for ANY type of outdoor activity. From world-class singletrack bike trails to miles […]
Fish Lake Tahoe for a Great Time Every Time
‘The Bite’ is on at Lake Tahoe, no fish tales necessary. People are often surprised at not only the amount, but the size of the fish in this lake. While there are some remarkably large fish down there, knowing where to find them and how to tempt them is the hard part. I’m not picky, […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of June
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! June finally came and went. Hello JULY! We’re Lake Tahoe locals which means, we’re beyond stoked for these next two months. We hope everyone enjoys these warmer months and lake life. Let’s be sure everyone picks up after themselves too, you see it – you pick it up – PLEASE! 🙂 […]
Most Scenic Bike Paths in Lake Tahoe
In a region surrounded by gorgeous alpine lakes, one-of-a-kind geological features, towering peaks, and lush forests, nowhere else can compare to Lake Tahoe’s beauty. To truly experience it up close and personal, we suggest stepping out of the car and hopping onto a bike. While there are miles of world-class singletrack to enjoy along with […]
Don’t Miss the Boat – Lake Tahoe Booze Cruise
Is it even a true summer if you don’t make the quintessential lake trip? Is it even a true lake trip if you don’t enjoy some boating on the water? Tahoe boats and watersports, in general, are staples to Lake Tahoe, and many would say the key to doing summer the right way. You don’t […]
Shop Like a Local this Summer Market Season
It’s that time of year – summer is comin’ in hot and the local markets are in full swing. Tahoe South is home to a diverse body of creatives, makers, and doers, and you can find that showcased at any one of the recurring flea or farmers markets this summer. Every year, every season, Tahoe […]
South Lake Tahoe beaches – sunshine, sand and swimming
There is no better way to soak up the Lake Tahoe sunshine than a day at the beach. Guest blogger Karin Sharon helps you find the perfect Lake Tahoe beaches for your visit on our blog.
Hike To Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake – A Great Beginner Hike
For those that haven’t taken their first step into the Great Outdoors, it can be a bit intimidating. Luckily, hiking doesn’t require special skills or equipment. All you’ll need is the ability to walk and to know where you are. The biggest mistake most beginners make is picking a trail that’s too tough. You want […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of May
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Summer is truly back after record snowfall. As of May 30, the snowpack measured 202 percent of average. At this time last year, it measured 6 percent of average, making this year’s 33 times larger than last year. What a month! If you missed it here are our top 10 #TahoeSouth […]
Biggest Weekend of Summer Fun in Lake Tahoe is Happening Now!
We know what you’re thinking… as Coop from Lake Tahoe TV says in his weather report “slow ‘yer roll!” Well, the weekend of June 1st is packed with more summer fun & adventure than you can imagine. From ye olde festivals to the most beautiful bike ride & even enjoying a frosty pint of craft […]
Lake Tahoe Region Explained: South and North Lake Tahoe, Plus Everything in Between
Lake Tahoe is a world-class destination and there are a few agencies in the region working to attract visitors. The names of the agencies can sound familiar and it gets confusing as they each have different goals. Also, people want to know the difference between them. Agencies Promoting Travel to South Lake Tahoe, North Lake […]
Spring Outings at Tahoe South
Do you hear that? The snow is melting and winter is moving on. You never know when spring is really going to hit in Lake Tahoe, but after another record-breaking winter on the books, I think everyone is tired of the early morning ice scraping and ready for sunny spring days. Mother nature has fought […]
Let’s Make a Plan – Prepare and Then Let Go
Did you know that the number of people in Tahoe can triple in the Summer months? All of Tahoe South is changed by the many visitors that join us for the fabulous Summers. To get the most out of Tahoe prepare, then just go with the flow. Make Reservations and Show Up Early In Yoga […]
Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train
Hitch ‘em up! The 70th Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train makes its way from Nevada, to Placerville, California, June 1 - 8, 2019.
Spectator’s Guide to the Amgen Tour of California
This blog originally appeared on Localfreshies.com, and is reprinted here with permission from the author. For 2019, Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California is returning yet again to race through Tahoe on Monday, May 13th. In 2016, we got the opportunity to see them in person. While I wasn’t familiar with cycling at the […]
Work & Play at these Top Tahoe South Meeting Venues
Are they entertainment spots or meeting venues? In Tahoe South, they’re both. In the mountain town that combines scenic outdoor adventure with lively entertainment options, good ideas come naturally for planners. It’s just one of the many reasons they love booking events at venues all across Tahoe South. Your group can work and play at […]
Amgen Tour Of California – Tahoe South Course Highlights
The 2019 Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 course will be one for the record books. It’s set to be the longest and biggest vertical climb in its history. To commemorate this, we thought why not highlight a few exciting things both past & present that racers will zip by on their way to the […]
Step Where Mark Twain Walked
There’re few figures in history more intertwined with Lake Tahoe than Samuel Clemens… or as we know him, Mark Twain. His words about this topaz-colored lake are infamous! As he once stated, it’s “the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” What better way to honor his writing than by exploring some of the places Mark […]
Take in All of Tahoe This May
May is when the many various parts of Tahoe come alive again. It’s a time where you can experience all four seasons in just one month, convenient to enjoy each of your favorite outdoor activities. What this really means is that not only can we now enjoy this vast outdoor playground again, but even our […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of April
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Typically we would be sharing in this blog post how the 2018-19 season has come to an end and warm days are in the session. Well, luckily ski resorts will be open through July! We had the fourth biggest winter ever recorded in Lake Tahoe, which means, skiing in shorts and […]
Tahoe South in Spring: 4 Outdoor Activities Your Group Can’t Miss
Picture it: Tahoe South; springtime; the snow melting away; the Sierras skirted with fresh shades of green and yellow and crystal-clear waters for miles. It’s one of the country’s most scenic natural playgrounds, and your meeting attendees get to explore it all. Check out these top outdoor spring activities to add to your meeting in […]
Opening & Closing dates for Campgrounds, Beaches, and Forest Roads at Tahoe South
The Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, has announced targeted opening dates for recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin this season. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Baldwin and Nevada beaches will be the first sites to open on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens Saturday, May 25, 2019. The […]
Tahoe South Summer Activities Guide
Here is a guide to some of our favorite things to do in South Lake Tahoe this summer. Hiking: Tahoe Rim Trail: This 165-mile hike around Lake Tahoe is the ultimate trek. Hike the entire thing or hike bits and pieces of the trail. The options are endless. You can choose to hike any of […]
How to spend the perfect Mother’s Day at Tahoe South
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. There are so many things you could do, but what will mom enjoy most? If you’re planning to spend the day in Lake Tahoe, you’re already off to a great start. In Tahoe South, it’s easy to plan a fun and memorable day. Our local businesses love moms […]
Van Sickle Bi-State Park – A Hidden Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding Gem That’s Right Under Your Nose
There are A LOT of options to explore the forests and peaks surrounding the Lake Tahoe Basin. As soon as you pull into Tahoe South, the first prominent feature you’ll notice is Mt. Tallac. Its iconic ridgeline stands above the glassy blue waters of Tahoe like no other peak can. Of course, it’s a great […]
What to do with Fido When Visiting Lake Tahoe
Vacations are all about relaxing and bringing your four-legged family members along to enjoy the mountains as well. The hardest decisions should be which beach to go to in the summer or which ski resort to hit up in the winter. Unfortunately, sometimes Fido can’t join in on all the fun. What to do then? […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of March
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! March wasn’t the Miracle March we were expecting, but it sure did leave us with a quite a bit of more snow. If you missed the snow this past month, hope you enjoy our favorite images from the month of March. Be sure to use our #TahoeSouth to be featured. 10. […]
Tahoe Craft Beer Contest for Spring Loaded at Tahoe South
Last April for the first time, some of the Tahoe-Truckee region’s best breweries gathered for a truly unique event — a blind taste test where participants were asked to pick their favorite beers. The contest returns this Sunday, April 7, and this year, the all-you-can-drink event aims to be more accessible with reduced […]
Ticket Information for the Celebrity Golf Tournament in Tahoe
The 30th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will soon be in Tahoe South!
What to Plan for Outdoor & Indoor Group Activities at Tahoe South
If you’re looking for an adventure for your attendees, there’s everything from the mild to the wild (in every season) at Tahoe South. With beautiful mountain vistas and countless ways of experiencing this breathtaking playground created by nature, the unique setting ensures a memorable experience for your group’s next meeting or event. Scheduling a getaway […]
Spring Festivities Not To Be Missed On The Slopes – Including Pond Skimming Springtime in Tahoe South is what California skiing is all about. Bluebird days are abundant, the snowpack is deep and the party scene is heating up. Spring is the season of fun in every shape & size you can imagine. Spring Loaded […]
5 Amazing Places To Go Snow Tubing in South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is known for two things in the winter – snow, lots of it & sunshine, nearly 300 days annually. But what if you don’t know how to ski yet still want to embrace winter? You can, of course, get lessons at one of our three world-class ski resorts but there are so many […]
St. Patrick’s Day Happenings at Tahoe South
The "Luck of the Irish" at Tahoe South comes with its own pint of Guinness, a plate of corned beef and cabbage and plenty of entertainment options.
Top Tahoe South Sports Bars for March Madness
When it comes to celebrating early spring at Tahoe South, it's tough to beat a fantastic "Miracle March" and exciting "March Madness."
Spring Loaded 2019
Ah… spring in Lake Tahoe. A deep snowpack, bountiful sunshine & goggle tans. Nothing beats it. And to make it even better, we’re bringing back Spring Loaded. That’s right! Three weeks packed with events on AND off the slopes. So, if you didn’t know, now ya know. Check out a sample from the 2019 Spring […]
Great Spots for Great Shots in Tahoe South
Guest Post with Cam Rodrigues, Photographer & Videographer for Spec Productions Lake Tahoe incessantly provides unmatched picturesque scenery. Towering pines line sandy beach fronts of the vibrant blue alpine lake, which all sits tucked away in a crevice of the sprawling Sierra Mountains – it’s the Jewel of the Sierras, to say the least. With […]
Why March is the Best Month to Visit Tahoe South
Here are five good reasons to visit Tahoe South in March. 1. The best skiing in Tahoe is in March You get to enjoy the slopes with some of the best spring skiing in the country, plenty of snow, the sunshine, and lack of crowds. Warmer temps in March create a snow condition, the locals […]
Why you should volunteer at the American Century Golf Tournament
With summer quickly approaching and the thought of getaway vacations on my mind, I have already reserved a week in my planner to escape to South Lake Tahoe for the 30th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Last summer was my first time volunteering for the golf tournament and I can’t […]
A Day Of Skiing & Riding For The Foodie In You On Heavenly Mountain
Here's your breakdown by area of the best spots to grab some grub on the Heavenly mountain.
Snowmobiling in South Lake Tahoe
You can of course, explore the wintry landscape around Lake Tahoe by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. But did you know that you can see the sights as well via snowmobile? In fact, Tahoe South offers a variety of options from machine-groomed tracks to a full-on guided adventure. It’s the perfect activity for the entire family […]
The Tahoe South Craft Beer Scene Is Growing
After spending the day out in the Tahoe South playground, the best way to relax and unwind is with a frosty pint of local craft beer. The art of craft beer has taken the nation by storm within the last few years, and Lake Tahoe has joined the ranks. In recent years, new breweries have […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of January
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! This month was a tough one… There was a lot of great imagery submitted by our #TahoeSouth fans. Truly a difficult month to choose the best images from. So, I hope you enjoy our favorite picks from January. 10. Family Reunion in Lake Tahoe Instagram Link If the fam is getting […]
The Slopes are Calling
We’ve received the votes, won the awards, checkin’ all the boxes for a stellar winter vacation, or for the lucky ones just another day of the week here in Tahoe South. The allure of the mountains is in full effect, and it’s even better when you’re cruising downhill on your skis – or board – […]
Super Bowl Sunday in Tahoe South
You’re in South Lake Tahoe for the weekend, and looking for a fun place to watch the Big Game on Sunday, February 3, 2019? The kickoff between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams is still a few days away, but I can’t help think about the commercials and of course the halftime performance!! […]
9 Iconic Ski Trails to Hit This Winter at Tahoe South Ski Resorts
Snow has arrived in Lake Tahoe which means it’s time to catch the “winter wave.” With three massive ski resorts, covering thousands of acres of terrain, there’s a lot of skiing & snowboarding to be had inbounds. The question is which trails to hit? Of course, we have to keep our private stashes secret. But, […]
Something New to Start Your Year
We may have just ended the wildest week (or two) long celebration of the year, but if you don’t know, that’s just how it goes around here. With the holidays out of the way, we can now focus on our wicked winter season which has really just begun. New year, new outlook, new winter recreation […]
Backcountry Skiing: 5 Beginner Runs Around South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe boasts some incredible ski resorts, but did you know that South Tahoe is also home to some of the best backcountry skiing in the country? With un-tracked powder all around, incredible lake views, and the solitude that comes with being outside the resort, a backcountry skiing adventure can be the highlight of a trip […]
It Is Not Just Us That Thinks Tahoe Is The Best For A Winter Vacation
Towering snow-covered peaks, ice-free waters of Lake Tahoe and ample amounts of sunshine… there really isn’t a better place for a winter vacation. Sure, we can tell you why we think so, but why not let the pros give you the scoop. Here’s a sampling of the latest accolades we’ve gotten that really showcase why […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of December
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Enjoy our Top 10 Instagram photos from this past month (December) and don’t forget to #TahoeSouth to be featured. 10. Winter in December Instagram Link Winter and hiking the Vikingsholm trail. Where will your adventure take you? 9. Big Blue Waves Instagram Link What’s so amazing about Lake Tahoe is […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from 2018
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Happy New Year to all! The Tahoe South team struggled to find the best images from this past year, there were so many good ones! We had so much fun going through all of #TahoeSouth IG images, you guys truly living it up in Tahoe South. Enjoy our Top 10 Instagram […]
5 Lesser Known Winter Activities To Do In Between Skiing In South Lake Tahoe
No matter how much you enjoy Lake Tahoe’s slopes, your vacation won’t be as memorable without time to explore. Instead, be sure to set aside enough time to hit up other winter-time activities that you might not have considered. Sip One-of-a-Kind Hot Beverages For the foodie in your group, hot beverages aren’t just “coffee” or […]
It’s the Most Wonderful Time in Tahoe South
From the first snowfall through the start of the New Year, Lake Tahoe is truly a special place to be. You might argue that this is true at any time, whether you find yourself ankle deep in sand or snow, but the spirit of Tahoe really comes alive as we end the year with a […]
Show Your Love for Local Businesses
There are many small business owners in Tahoe South. Some create products others offer services. By buying from a small, locally owned business you can help to bolster both an individual and our local economy. While you spend time enjoying and shopping in the area keep your eyes open for signs that a business is […]
Where to go sledding and ice skating in Tahoe South
Unofficial Tahoe Ambassador and guest blogger Clark Vandeventer shares a quick introduction to some sledding and ice skating spots you can enjoy visiting South Lake Tahoe.
How To Traverse Heavenly Mountain Resort Like A Pro
Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain Resort is BIG! In fact, with a vertical of over 3,500 feet spanning 4,800+ acres, it’s not surprising that it’s one of the top 10 largest resorts in North America. With so much acreage, Heavenly has something for everyone. From well-spaced trees, a multitude of easy-going cut ski runs, two canyon […]
Heavenly Happenings For The Holidays – Fun Activities For All
South Lake Tahoe puts the “après” in holiday fun. Christmas lights adorn the shops and decorations are festooned all around the town. There’s so much to do during Heavenly Holidays, you might have to extend your trip to fit it all in. Here’s a glimpse into different types of activities you can enjoy. For The […]
A Year For the Foodies
In true Tahoe fashion, this past year or so has been a big win for the foodies. We’re out here to either work hard or play hard, it’s only fitting that the dining scene keeps us properly fueled. You can be cleaned up nice or fresh out the dirt, sit and relax or grab a […]
Glen Alpine Springs – A Hike into Lake Tahoe’s First Tourist Destination
Can you imagine a time when this deep blue lake was seen less as a jewel but rather a commodity? Beginning in the 1860’s, booming communities such as Virginia City needed lumber and lots of it for their mining operations. So, the deep forests surrounding the Lake Tahoe landscape were harvested to support that thirst […]
Fall Festivals Galore
There’s no better way to ensure you’ll have a great vacation then by combining it with a festival. Here’s a wide-ranging list of some of the biggest festivals happening in Tahoe South this fall. Pröst (Cheers!) At Oktoberfest The OLDEST Oktoberfest in the Lake Tahoe basin is coming up the 1 st weekend in October. This […]
Dining with a View Tahoe South
“Where should we eat?” A common Tahoe dilemma, but only because of the many great places to choose from. Tahoe South is home to an abundance of delicious options whether you’re fresh off the beach, dressed-up or anything in between. You’ve likely come to Tahoe to adventure or indulge in the beauty of the lake […]
Celebrating “Sumtumn” – the Close of Summer in Tahoe
Labor Day marks the end of the vacation season. For many, it is the last hurrah before heading back to school or returning to work. Over the last decade, I have had to adjust to what this means for a Tahoe business owner. My schedule is completely different from what it was when I lived the […]
A Brief History of Tahoe and its People
When John C. Fremont “discovered” Lake Tahoe in 1844, he was really a bit late to the party. Native Americans, specifically ancestors of the Washoe Tribe, had him beat by close to 10,000 years, and probably more. The lake was the center of the Washoe world for centuries providing a bounty of different foods to […]
Valhalla Tahoe – Art, Music and Theatre
A summer evening in Lake Tahoe, picnicking on a green lawn, glasses of wine in hand, a prelude to a night of music carried on sweet summer breezes blowing off of Tahoe’s cool waters. From guitarists to jazz, and great American songwriters, the Valhalla Festival is throwing open the boathouse doors every Wednesday in August […]
Tahoe From Above
You can’t take a bad picture of Lake Tahoe. That’s not a challenge, but if you can aim a smartphone in the direction of the lake, you’ve probably already got what it takes for a decent postcard. Even those cloudy, hazy days that we wish would pass tend to provide spectacular views from sunrise to […]
Lake Tahoe Wildflower Hikes
Wildflowers in the Tahoe Basin provide a colorful feast for the eyes. You don’t have to be a botanist or an extreme adventurer to enjoy the local flora. Wildflower hunts can be short or long hikes, and they're something the whole family can do together.
Getting Around Tahoe
Welcome to Tahoe, where fun times are waiting and the traffic doesn’t matter – or it shouldn’t. Sure it can be bothersome at times, but this town has grown and adapted with the seasonal congestion in mind. When traffic conditions are less than ideal, the good news is that you can still make your perfect […]
Heavenly Resort’s Epic Summer is Here!
The resort’s Epic Discovery Summer Season has kicked off and it is, well… epic! We’re spoiled by the incredible Heavenly winter ski season, it’s only fitting that we get an epic summer to match. Heavenly Resort’s Epic Discovery summer season is packed with exhilarating activities that’ll have you happy the snow is gone and stoked […]
The Pony Express Rides Again
The National Pony Express Association will conduct its Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from Sacramento, California, to St. Joseph, Missouri.
Tahoe South: A Dog’s Paradise
From dining out to treks around the lake, you’ll quickly realize that this lake town was built with man’s best friend in mind.
Lake Tahoe Boat Cruise
If you’re visiting, you need to make it count by getting up close and personal with the lake and getting out on a Tahoe boat. There’s a reason that Lake Tahoe is known as the Jewel of the Sierras, and if you want to find out why for yourself then you’ve got to be in […]
Watch the Amgen Tour of California as they race through Lake Tahoe
The Amgen Tour of California returns to Lake Tahoe for two exciting stages of professional road cycling on Friday, May 18. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this is the perfect opportunity to experience world-class racing up close!
Happy Hour Steals & Daily Deals
Whoever decided that the typical happy hour would in fact be closer to two or three hours, I tip my hat to you. We’re all running on Tahoe Time, so the extra long ‘hour’ helps. Not sure how every joint unanimously agreed to that one, but it’s probably because this recipe for success needs no […]
Fireside Suds N’ Grub
It doesn’t matter where you’re staying in Tahoe or what your agenda looks like, the odds are that at some point you’ll follow the same sequence of events that we all tend to: first you’ll become exhausted from a day out adventuring, then you’ll need to find a spot to unwind and refuel. There’s no […]
Tahoe South’s Spring Loaded Weekly Roundup
Back at it with another packed week of Tahoe South’s Spring Loaded event(s). If you haven’t seen or heard the buzz around town yet, the good news is that there’s still plenty of time to get in on the fun. The bad news is that last week you missed some incredibly fun stuff – the […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of February
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! February, the month for love (well for most of us). But, for us Lake Tahoe enthusiast, it means snow and the Olympics. We are stoked to have had two local Olympians participate in the 2018 Winter Games. Here are our top 10 #TahoeSouth Instagram images from this past month. Be sure […]
South Lake Tahoe Olympians
There must be something in the water in Lake Tahoe. How else can you explain the abnormally high percentage of Olympic gold medalists and world champion athletes that call Lake Tahoe home? Next time you’re driving through South Lake Tahoe, be sure to swing by the Champions Plaza, located on the corner of U.S. 50 and […]
How to Spend a Day in South Lake Tahoe with your Dog
South Lake Tahoe has many dog friendly places to visit. Here’s how to experience Tahoe with your best friend: The itinerary makes for the perfect Tahoe dog-friendly getaway that is fun for both of you. Visit the Dog Store Upon Arrival to Tahoe South Let’s say you just arrived in South Lake Tahoe and you […]
Places to eat, stay and play with your Dog
For any of you dog lovers who are interested in coming up to Tahoe but are afraid that you may have to leave your furry four-legged canine behind, look no further because Tahoe is indeed a dog loving town! Tahoe has beaches, restaurants, and places to stay the night, making sure you and your pal […]
The Roads to Tahoe Are Open; Ready for Holiday Weekend!
The roads to South Lake Tahoe for the upcoming holiday weekend are open in all directions. With the recent mudslides along Echo Summit/Highway 50 and fallen rocks at Cave Rock/Highway 50 both Caltrans and Nevada Department of Transportation worked tirelessly to reopen the highway. Travelers should expect minor delays and officials encourage drivers to check […]
Ideas for Tahoe Family Adventures
Adventures in land, water and sky for Families visiting South Lake Tahoe. If you’re looking for a trip that will provide an excellent experience for the entire family, come to Lake Tahoe. Tahoe South sets itself apart as a joyous family vacation destination, with activities that pack plenty of fun for kids and parents alike. […]
Alex Ramon: Not your average magic show
Alex Ramon: IMpossible – Believe in Magic comes to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe 5 nights a week this summer. Guest blogger Amanda Moss attended an early showing and highly recommends going to see the show.
Win VIP tickets to see Nick Swardson at MontBleu
Nick Swardson, well-known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, performs in Lake Tahoe inside the MontBleu Theatre, Friday, July 1, 2016. Win a package for two including VIP tickets and a Meet and Greet backstage!
Rock Tahoe Half Marathon
Lake Tahoe is known for its beautiful views, outdoor activities, and enthusiastic spirit – and the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon on June 18 is a great way to experience all three of these at once.
AMGEN Tour of California Women’s Race: Where to watch at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe’s geography and views offer plenty for spectators as top cyclists compete in Stage 1 of the AMGEN Tour of California Women’s Race, May 19, 2016.
Traveling to Lake Tahoe Under Current Road Conditions
Please see Driving to Tahoe South, Current Road Conditions, Hwy 50 and NV Roads Please visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ for up to date road conditions The following information is from 2016 The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is working with California Department of Transportation and Nevada Department of Transportation to communicate current road situations that have impacted travel to/from […]
Weekend plans: What to do in South Lake Tahoe
Looking for what to do in Tahoe this weekend? From adventure films to Santa to comedy, we have a few ideas. Did we say Santa?
Steampunk Ball kicks off fall fun at Valhalla
Calling all steampunks: On Friday Oct. 9, the first ever Tall Timber Ball will be held at Valhalla’s Grand Hall, and we want you!
The 2015 Celebrity Golf week is underway!
Featuring a blockbuster lineup of sports legends, all-stars, Olympians and hall of famers plus Hollywood celebrities of film and television, the American Century Championship has been one of the highlights of summer in Tahoe South for 26 years.
Experience the AMGEN Tour of California like the VIP you are!
Attention, Cycling Fans: Two opportunities to be a VIP at the Lake Tahoe stages of the AMGEN Tour of California Women's Race Empowered with SRAM, May 7-9, 2015.
Welcome to #teamwinter
Tahoe South is awesome year-round, but most of us fall into one of two camps: Summer or Winter. Welcome to #teamwinter.