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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.

  1. Carpool – need a friend check Zimride
  2. Carry chains and know which tires they go on.
  3. Give plenty of following distance.
  4. No sudden movements.
  5. Ice and snow take it slow

A fleet of South Lake Tahoe and Calif./Nev. snow removal vehicles will work around the clock to keep the roads clear and safe for travel this weekend and beyond.

For the latest road conditions:

  • Caltrans has current California road conditions at www.dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623.
  • For road conditions in Nevada contact the Nevada Department of Transportation at www.nevadadot.com or 877-687-6237.
  • Travelers can also get up-to-the-minute online road information and more on their smart phones at NV.mobi.

For the most up-to-date information on snowfall, mountain base depths and road conditions in South Lake Tahoe, check area ski resort websites and cams or call snow phones: 


*Tiara works for Weidinger Public Relations and assists with PR efforts for Tahoe South. As an outdoor enthusiast, Tahoe is the perfect playground for Tiara to combine work with play. She contributes reviews to gear.com and blogs about Tahoe and DIY projects on her personal blog all while planning her picturesque Tahoe wedding, August 2012. Her work for Tahoe South includes assisting with promotions and special events for the destination.

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Georgette Hartley

Georgette loves adventuring outdoors and can usually be found exploring the trails, lakes, and peaks of the Sierra Nevada with her family.


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