Tahoe South Blog
South Lake Tahoe at the Winter Olympics 2018
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 […]
Learn to Ski or Ride in South Lake Tahoe
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and if you have never experienced the thrill of cruising down corduroy snow while looking at beautiful Lake Tahoe in front of you, there’s no time like the present to learn.
What to do in Tahoe while waiting for Snow
We all know Lake Tahoe is famous for its skiing and snowboarding scene. But what if you want to take a break from that and do something else. Or maybe the snow hasn’t come yet? Well, of course, you can still ski on man-made snow and the experience is great. However, there are a ton […]
How to Plan a Lake Tahoe Trip Your Way! Utrip Planner
The Utrip planner lets you experience beautiful Lake Tahoe in the way that’s most meaningful to you. Using your budget and interests, the planner will give you a day-by-day itinerary, in moments. Here’s a simple step-by-step how to turn your Lake Tahoe dreams into a reality. First, launch the Utrip planner by clicking here. Enter your dates […]
Best Snowfall Months at Lake Tahoe
If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe to ski or ride (after hearing about its legendary snowfall in past winters) you are probably wondering which month might be best to visit for the best snow. The 13 ski areas around Lake Tahoe normally open sometime in November, however, the snow base may not […]
Opening Dates: Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
The first winter storm has blanketed the peaks around Lake Tahoe with snow, and the South Shore ski resorts are gearing up for Opening Day.
Top 5 Winter Gear Rental Shops in Tahoe South
Tahoe South is always prepared to help skiers and snowboarders of any skill level, experience or age find the right rentals and equipment for some endless winter fun. Specialists are waiting in shops to accommodate guests and provide top quality gear. Ski and board rentals are a great option both for visitors and locals who […]
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 […]
Learn to Ski and Snowboard in Tahoe South
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and there’s no time like the present to get out and try something new.
Aerial views of Lake Tahoe
The aerial footage of "Lake Tahoe," captures the beauty of winter's snow, the deep blue colors of the lake, and the scale of the mountains that we call home - and all in under three minutes.
A winter storm is heading our way
After days of sunshine and warmer temperatures, winter is returning to Tahoe this week!
“Dream Life” short film awards – call for entries
For filmmakers who call the Lake Tahoe region “home,” a new film festival is offering cash prizes for short films that capture the energy, beauty, and talent of Lake Tahoe’s action sports lifestyle.
Cross-country skiing in Tahoe South
Cross-country skiing at Lake Tahoe dates back to the mid-1850's when famed skier Snowshoe Thompson transported mail across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over 160 years later, cross-country skiing still thrives at Tahoe. Guest blogger and resident expert Jared Manninen shares where to ski in and around Lake Tahoe's south shore.
13th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
The Tahoe Adventure Film Festival is the annual gathering of the who’s who of outdoor adventure set in a hypnotic theatrical show of go-go dancers, DJs, and dramatic action imagery by Aurora Photos.
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?
Visiting with friends and family in Tahoe South — Fun times, simple savings and deals
Whether you are the visitor or the host, it pays to find the best deals in Tahoe South—from lodging to lift tickets, snow play to evening festivities.
Helping Mother Nature: Making Snow in Tahoe
Don’t let the lack of natural snow keep you from the mountains. Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer invites you to hug a snowmaker and go take some turns.
Heavenly Opening Day
The countdown to the 2014-2015 ski and ride season is almost over. Opening Day at Heavenly Mountain Resort kicks off at 8:00 a.m. at the bottom of the Gondola in Heavenly Village with a live DJ, the Heavenly Angels, giveaways, and free Heavenly Donuts.
It may be Spring, but there’s still snow out there!
It may be Spring, but there's plenty of snow in the South Lake Tahoe backcountry. Local photographer and snowboarder Rafal Bogowolski headed out Carson Pass for more spring turns!
Tahoe South welcomes home local Olympians
South Lake Tahoe, the small, tight-knit ski community big on Olympic athletes, will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration on Saturday, March 15.
What makes Tahoe South a special ski destination?
Tahoe South was recently named the number one ski destination in North America by readers of USA Today. Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer has a few ideas why.
21 ways skiing is like life
Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer contemplates the bigger pictures and shares his top 21 thoughts on why "skiing is like life."
Top five things I love about Kirkwood
Winter has begun, and one of our favorite resorts – Kirkwood Mountain Resort -- is open! Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares the top five things he loves about Kirkwood.
Snow – Not Just for Grownups
We take a ride down memory lane and share helpful tips for a great family winter vacation in South Lake Tahoe.
The hope and promise of a new ski season
A new ski season is quickly approaching Lake Tahoe, and it brings the hope and promise of making more memories on the slopes.
Spring break at Tahoe South
With temperatures in the 50s under a cloudless blue sky, the temptation to rent bikes and set out for the beautiful Tahoe beaches was real. Still, we traveled from Colorado to California to ski, and ski we did.
Where to Rent Skis and Boards in Tahoe South
One of the questions I'm most frequently asked by people who are coming to ski or ride South Shore is where to rent skis and boards.
Photos from America’s most unique ski town
I'm a snowboarding writer and this winter I've been traveling around the Western United States visiting dozens of different resorts.
What I love about each of Tahoe South’s ski resorts
When I'm riding a chairlift with someone visiting our mountain paradise, people often ask me which of our three resorts on the south shore is my favorite. I love them all.
Swatch Freeride World Tour: Interview with Casey Lucas
Local Tahoe South athlete and Kirkwood Freeride team member Casey Lucas is poised to have an incredible year.
Swatch Freeride World Tour
The Swatch Freeride World Tour , the world's most extreme big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding tour, makes a stop at Kirkwood, CA this week.
Women’s ski and ride clinics – Why do they work?
Over the past few years, no matter where I ski, I see them: Flyers and posters encouraging women to get out and ski and ride together.
Pack Your Bags to Tahoe South
Recently I entered and won a drawing for a trip to Lake Tahoe for two people through Allegiant and Tahoe South.
Desolation Wilderness under snow
I wanted to celebrate my new year with a big day out. I wanted it to be somewhere new, and ideally involve winter snow.
SheJumps: Get the girls out
On the 2nd Sunday of every month, SheJumps hosts Get the Girls Out Day all around the country.
Peak Performance Academy at Heavenly is a peak experience
Want to take your skiing to the next level? I'm always trying to push myself a little further. You can always get better.
Tahoe winter weekends
After traveling for the holidays, Cam and I were excited to get back to Tahoe and out on the slopes.
What’s new at Kirkwood Mountain Resort?
Kirkwood Mountain Resort rang in the new year with a NYE party including their annual torchlight parade, fireworks and after parties.
December: Get the Girls Out
This past weekend SheJumps Get the Girls Out at Kirkwood Mountain Resort was my favorite day of the season so far.
Early season powder turns
The second real storm of the season moved in on Thursday, bringing over two feet of snow to the Tahoe area.
Experience Lake Tahoe with Adam Kingman and friends
It’s no secret we love Lake Tahoe, and we are fortunate to call Tahoe South home.
The endless winter: How to ski year-round in South Lake Tahoe
The days are long and warm and the ski resorts are stopping their lifts. Does this mean you have to stop skiing? Not a chance!
Stories from the road: birds of a feather Zimride together to Tahoe
Today’s “Story from the Road” by Shad shows how his Zimrides to Tahoe have helped him save on gas and make new friends:
Powderlicious Friday the 13 in Tahoe
When the snow gods dump up to two feet of fresh snow in a 24 hour period (after nearly two feet had already fallen this week), would you call that unlucky?
North Face Masters at Kirkwood Mountain
Every year I look forward to watching my friends compete in the North Face Masters of Snowboarding.
How to dress for backcountry skiing
The weather can change so drastically throughout the day, it's important to know how to pack for your next adventure backcountry skiing.
No April Fool’s joke – powder day in Tahoe
12-21 inches of powder – the light and dry ‘white room’ kind- fell at Lake Tahoe!
Video – deep powder day at Kirkwood
[VIDEO] This is what deep powder looks like after a big winter storm in Tahoe.
March snow at Lake Tahoe
While many equate March with flowers, lambs and spring, Tahoe folks know better.
Exploring Lake Tahoe’s backcountry powder
Guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares some of the amazing opportunities that await you in the backcountry of Tahoe South.
Rekindling my love affair with powder
I spent part of my Valentine's Day rekindling my love affair with powder.
Après cruise in South Lake Tahoe
After a few days of hard skiing and riding you may want to take it easy and enjoy a cruise on Lake Tahoe.
A day of skiing and 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.
Tahoe winter storm is here!
The much anticipated winter storm has finally hit Tahoe, and we're expecting more snow!
Q&A with Heavenly Mountain about current snow conditions
Ever wondered how snow making works at Heavenly Mountain Resorts? Join us for a Q&A session and learn about our latest snow conditions in Tahoe South!
TripAdvisor’s list of best winter destinations
South Lake Tahoe has 615 vacation rentals on TripAdvisor with tons of reasons why our area made the top ten list!