Tahoe South Blog
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Winter Girls’ Getaway In South Lake Tahoe
Planning a winter getaway with the girls? Here are the keys to having a great vacation in South Lake Tahoe!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
A tubular experience: Sledding in Tahoe South
I love the sweet thrill of speeding down the slopes. Let me guess: you’re probably thinking about making powder turns with your fancy skis or snowboard.
Winter Family Fun in South Lake Tahoe
Planning to visit Lake Tahoe this winter? From skiing and snowboarding to sleigh rides and ice skating, there are endless ways to spend a winter day in South Lake Tahoe.
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!
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 […]
“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?
Fat Bikes in Tahoe
Fat bikes, with their over-sized tires, are designed for riding on soft unstable terrain such as snow and sand. Happily enough, South Lake Tahoe has both of those, all year 'round!
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.
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.
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.
Winter driving tips
If you're planning on visiting South Lake Tahoe for the weekend, keep an eye on the forecast and check out our winter driving tips.
Getting Away Together: South Lake Tahoe
Planning a visit to South Lake Tahoe this winter? Check out Getting Away Together - South Lake Tahoe for ideas on activities for groups of all sizes!
South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge
There’s snow on the ground, but can you imagine plunging yourself into the ice cold waters of Lake Tahoe? At the South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge last weekend, teams of brave souls did just that!
From Tahoe South to Greenland – one local’s adventure
One of the great things about living here is seeing how people draw inspiration from the surroundings. Guest blogger Jenn Gleckman sits down with local adventurer and scientist Meghan Kelly as she shares about her upcoming ski and sail expedition from Iceland to Greenland.
Sledding and tubing minus the crowds and costs
Sledding and tubing in South Lake Tahoe are not about the “hot spots,” but about the adventure, the fun, friends and memories.
Plan the Ultimate Guys’ Ski Getaway in Tahoe South
A good getaway plan always involves your best men. Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer tells you why your next guys’ ski trip needs to be to Tahoe South and Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Side Trips: Fishing Caples Lake in the fall/winter
Looking for another outdoor activity in South Lake Tahoe? Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares his visit to nearby Caples Lake.
Christmas movies – Howie’s top 20
Looking for your next favorite Christmas movie? Local personality Howie Nave shares his top 20!
Heavenly Holidays make Tahoe South a magical holiday experience
Heavenly Holidays begins on December 20 and runs through December 31. Don't miss this family-friendly entertainment right in the heart of Tahoe South leading up to the new year!
Tahoe South holiday tree lightings
Make your own family holiday memories at one (or all) of South Lake Tahoe's local holiday tree lightings this weekend. Don't forget your camera for photos with Santa!
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.
The Polar Express
Having young kids, I had both watched the “The Polar Express” movie and read the book countless times. So when the invitation arrived to jump on the V&T Railway and actually experience the journey, I didn't hesitate.
Take a deep breath – how to soak it all in at Tahoe South
Next time you take advantage of Tahoe's beauty by going out to play, take a moment to breathe.
Plan Your Girls Weekend to Tahoe South
Lake Tahoe is a personal favorite for my group of friends, and whether we travel there in summer or winter, we have a fabulous time.
Step in to snowshoeing — simply and affordably
I kick myself for not getting into snowshoeing years earlier, as it has given me countless hours of unrivaled pleasure and the opportunity to get active at a moment’s notice.
13 days of Heavenly Holidays in Tahoe South
Heavenly is in the holiday spirit, and it is contagious.
Yes, it was winter in Tahoe. Maybe more wintry than it ever was last year. Even enough snow to make some turns!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tahoe South
With two months left in 2012, it’s time to start thinking about where to ring in the New Year.
Travel deals and winter outlook in Tahoe South
Are you ready for snow? Ski season is just around the corner, and we are giddy waiting for the slopes to open.
Behind the scenes of Tahoe time-lapse video
In case you haven’t heard, we love all things Tahoe. We recently came across this awesome 10-month time lapse produced by local resident Justin Majeczky and friends.
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.
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.
Spring roundup of events in South Lake Tahoe
Spring is one of my favorite times in South Lake Tahoe, from live music to pond skimming, to dressing up and barbecueing with friends on closing day.
Video – deep powder day at Kirkwood
[VIDEO] This is what deep powder looks like after a big winter storm in Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe weekend roundup
This weekend promises to be impressive both on and off the slopes with plenty of ski, snowboard, music and comedy events lined up through Sunday in South Lake Tahoe.
Winter driving tips for Lake Tahoe
With another winter storm upon us, now is as good a time as any to brush up on your winter driving skills. So whether you’re down in the valley or you plan to take a trek over the mountain passes across the Sierra, here are a few tips to ease your snowy drive in Tahoe South this weekend.
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.
Photo Friday | Snowy Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe
Gorgeous picture of Regan Beach captured by Tahoe South contributor Michelle Ramirez.
Tahoe winter storm is here!
The much anticipated winter storm has finally hit Tahoe, and we're expecting more snow!
Winter sun and ice in South Lake Tahoe
Pictures from our friend and South Shore local, Nanda Dozier, on a beautiful sunny day in Tahoe.
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!