Some ski towns talk about their snow. Others focus on their sunshine. And a few even brag about their acreage. As Sergeant Joe Friday of Dragnet would attest, we’ll stick with the facts and only the facts. Lake Tahoe is home to the highest concentration of ski resorts in the country within 100 mile radius. Tahoe South receives nearly 300 days of sunshine a year. And when it comes to snow, our storms don’t deposit a few measly inches. They bring in feet of snow, dropping over 500 inches annually on our peaks. If you love snow, sun, and a vast assortment of ski areas to pick from, you’ll enjoy Lake Tahoe.
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What To Expect For Skiing & Snowboarding
The southern shores of Lake Tahoe are home to three easily accessible ski resorts. If you only have a day or two, we recommend heading to Heavenly. It provides a variety of terrain to satisfy beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers.
If you’re looking for a more backcountry alpine feel, Kirkwood is the way to go. Expect steep terrain, big bowls, chutes galore, and lots of snow. The simple rule at Kirkwood is the higher you go, the steeper the terrain you’ll find. A good option for beginners is to head over to the Timber Creek Express area.
Last, but not in least is Sierra-at-Tahoe. A true hidden gem. In between the storms, you can spend your day lapping the park filled with some of the most perfectly sculpted jumps in the region. In addition, they have the only Superpipe on the south shore. When it does snow, it’s time to head into the trees. More than 75% of its terrain is naturally gladed due to the loggers of days-gone-by saving the old-growth red fir trees and chopping down all the other species. Sierra-at-Tahoe arguably has some of the BEST tree skiing in the world.