Tahoe South Blog
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? […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 – […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
How to Enjoy Lake Tahoe if you Only Have One Day
With its sparkling summer shorelines and world-class skiing, it’s no wonder that more than 3.5 million people flock to Lake Tahoe each year. Most visitors stay for a weekend or extended vacation, but the area has plenty to offer for day trippers too – whether you’re just passing through, have some extra time between […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
17th 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!