Opening Dates: Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

By: Tahoe South

Are you ready for South Lake Tahoe opening day 2021? The Ski Lake Tahoe resorts usually open in mid-November, with Heavenly Mountain Resort scheduled to open Friday, November 19, 2021. Most ski resorts in Lake Tahoe 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, well, a looong time, but remember that you probably haven’t used those muscles in a few months — take precautions to prevent injury this South Lake Tahoe ski season. No sense in sabotaging the snow season because you didn’t want to take the time to stretch.

Heavenly Lake Tahoe Opening Day

Heavenly Mountain Resort is scheduled to open Friday, November 19! Weather permitting.

Kirkwood Mountain Opening Day

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is scheduled to open Friday, December 3, 2021, weather permitting.

Sierra at Tahoe Opening Day

Sierra at Tahoe Resort is scheduled to open just as soon as they are able and conditions permit, probably early 2022. 

Note: All pre-season “stoke” aside, resorts’ opening dates are subject to actual weather conditions. Keep up your snow dances and pray for snow!

Sometimes you just have to strap a snowboard to your feet and send yourself down a snow-covered mountain.

At Tahoe South, we are happy to oblige your quest for winter adrenaline rushes. And with 40 feet of snow and 300 days of sun a year, conditions are optimal for your winter skiing or snowboarding trip.

We’ve got world-class ski resorts and acres of backcountry trails, so you can glide down groomed slopes or take a cross-country tour of the winter woods.

Oh, and aprés-ski? None of this lounging-sedately-with-hot-chocolate stuff—in South Lake Tahoe, you can cap off your day on the slopes with a night on the town.

With nightclubs that are going strong in the wee hours, you may not get much chance for resting those tired legs. That’s just how we roll.

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