Top 5 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe this Fall

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As the summer crowds disperse and the days get shorter, Fall is the perfect time to experience the quieter side of Lake Tahoe. You'll find great deals at local restaurants & bars, cheaper lodging options and plenty to do before winter strikes. Here are our top 5 activities to check out this Fall: 

Tahoe's Only Via Ferrata Now Open / Perfect outdoor activity for family and friends
1. Climb the Tahoe Via Ferrata 

Take on a new adventure (and thrilling views) as you explore Squaw Valley’s iconic Tram Face on the Tahoe Via Ferrata. No climbing experience necessary! Professional mountain guides will lead you on one of four different routes, all while being safely attached to the rock throughout the experience using permanent steel anchors and cables. Operations have been modified to comply with Covid-19 safety guidelines. 

2. Kayak & Paddle Board 

As the sunsets get earlier and the temperatures begin to dip, kayaking and paddleboarding are the perfect ways to get out on the clear, blue waters of Lake Tahoe without a full swim. Daily paddleboard and kayak rentals are available in Truckee at Tahoe Sports Hub, or in Tahoe City at West Shore Sports or Tahoe City Kayak.

Lake Tahoe Summer Activities
3. Bike

The Tahoe area is home to endless miles of singletrack for mountain bikers, steep climbs and mellow roadways for road cyclists, and paved, multi-use paths along the Truckee River and the shores of Lake Tahoe for families who love to cruise. No matter your biking style, you can find the perfect route nearby Squaw Valley.

4. Hike 

We typically don't get significant snowfall until November, so September and October provide perfect weather to explore the local Tahoe trails without the heat of summer. Download the Squaw Alpine app to access hiking maps, track hiking performance, find your friends on trails and more!

Skier launches off cliff in Broken Arrow zone at Squaw Valley
5. Check out Ski & Snowboard Movie Premieres 

There's no better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than a good old-fashioned ski movie! While many of the traditional movie events have been canceled this year, you can still check out Matchstick Production's newest film Huck Yeah! on the big screen at the Tahoe Art Haus new drive-in cinema. The snowy action-packed scenes are sure to get you stoked for the winter ahead.