Lake Tahoe Ski Guide & Resorts

Lake Tahoe is one of the world’s ultimate ski destinations. In fact, it’s likely one of the world’s most diverse. Due to its higher elevations and the fact that it straddles the Sierra Nevada mountains, summers are warm and dry while winters offer the quietude and solace of a snowy winter wonderland. If you're heading to Tahoe for its world-famous skiing, check out our guide below. Or, take a look at our Lake Tahoe travel guide for a complete list of all there is to do in Lake Tahoe, no matter what time of year you go.

South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Heavenly Mountain Resort (California) - 6567 ft base (2001 meters), 10067 ft (3068 meters) summit - Longest run is 5.5 miles (8.85 km)  and biggest vertical drop is 3502 ft (1067 meters)

Kirkwood (California) - 7800 ft base (2377 meters), 9800 ft summit (2987 meters) - Longest run is 2.5 miles (4.02 km) and biggest vertical drop is 2000 ft (609 meters)

Sierra-at-Tahoe (California) - 6640 ft (2023 meters) base, 8852 ft (2698 meters) summit - Longest run is 2.5 miles (4.02 km) and biggest vertical drop is 2212 ft (674 meters)

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North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Boreal Mountain Resort (California) - 7200 ft base (2194 meters), 10067 ft (3068 meters) summit - Longest run is 1 miles (1.6 km) and biggest vertical drop is 500 ft (152 meters)

Diamond Peak (Nevada) - 6700 ft base (2042 meters), 8540 ft (2603 meters) summit - Longest run is 2.5 miles (4.02 km) and biggest vertical drop is 1840 ft (560 meters)

Donner Ski Ranch (California) - 7031 ft base (2143 meters), 8012 ft (2442 meters) summit - Longest run is 1.5 miles (2.41 km) and biggest vertical drop is 750 ft (228 meters)

Homewood Mountain Resort (California) - 6230 ft base (1898 meters), 7880 ft (2401 meters) summit - Longest run is 2.0 miles (3.21 km) and biggest vertical drop is 1650 ft (502 meters)

Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe (Nevada) - 8260 ft base (2517 meters), 9700 ft (2956 meters) summit - Longest run is 2.5 miles (4.02 km) and biggest vertical drop is 1800 ft (548 meters)

Northstar California (California) - 6330 ft base (1929 meters), 8610 ft (2624 meters) summit - Longest run is 1.4 miles (2.25 km) and biggest vertical drop is 2280 ft (694 meters)

Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows (California) - 6200 ft base (1889 meters), 9050 ft (2758 meters) summit - Longest run is 3.2 miles (5.15 km) and biggest vertical drop is 2850 ft (868 meters)

Soda Springs (California) - 6700 ft base (2042 meters), 7352 ft (2240 meters) summit - Longest run is 0.4 miles (0.64 km) and biggest vertical drop is 652 ft (198 meters)

Sugar Bowl Resort (California) - 6883 ft base (2097 meters), 8383 ft (2555 meters) summit - Longest run is 3.0 miles (4.82 km) and biggest vertical drop is 1500 ft (457 meters)

Tahoe Donner (California) - 6750 ft base (2057 meters), 7350 ft (2240 meters) summit - Longest run is 1.0 miles (1.60 km) and biggest vertical drop is 600 ft (182 meters)

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Amazing homes, right on the slopes

We have properties throughout North and South Lake Tahoe that have ski-in, ski-out access to the famous runs of Tahoe resorts, or are just a few minutes away from the lifts. Speak to one of our vacation consultants today to start planning your unforgettable Lake Tahoe ski trip. 

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