The Ultimate Lake Tahoe Winter Ski Vacation

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Thinking of planning a winter vacation to Lake Tahoe? 

Check out these insider tips to get the most out of your ski trip.  

Day One: 

Coffeebar Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe

Start the morning with a warm beverage from Coffeebar. This local chain has two North Lake Tahoe locations, one in Truckee and one in Squaw Valley, both serving up inspired drinks and a locally sourced menu. 


Book your morning with one of our Guides at Squaw Valley. Get to know the mountain with help from one of our seasoned experts. Whether you're a beginner skier or you want to cut lines and find the best snow stashes on a pow day, our Lesson & Guide programs in Lake Tahoe have something for everyone. 

The Tram Car Bar at Squaw Valley

Enjoy your apres at the new Tram Car Bar on the deck of the Olympic House in Squaw Valley. This fully restored 1970s aerial tram cabin is a brand new offering for the 2019-20 season. 

Day Two 

Alpine Meadows Scenic Powder Day

Ski or ride Alpine MeadowsTake a more laid-back approach for Day 2 with long groomers, lake views, and epic bowl skiing. Be sure to ride up the brand new chairlift Treeline Cirque, too! 

Group at the Ice Bar at Alpine Meadows at Lake Tahoe

Head to Ice Bar or the Chalet for some on-mountain apres. The Ice Bar is located on the back of Sherwood and is especially relaxing on one of Lake Tahoe's many bluebird days

Lake Tahoe Winter Scenic

Skip the Truckee crowd and head to Tahoe City for dinner. Local favorites include the Pioneer Cocktail Club, Moe's Barbecue, and Fat Cat. 

Day Three

Lake Tahoe views from the West Shore

Take the day off from skiing to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Grab breakfast at a spot along the lake (We recommend Old Post Office Cafe on the North Shore or Firesign Cafe on the West Shore. Lake views abound no matter which you pick!

Truckee in the Winter

Head to downtown Truckee, one of the country's most famous and fun ski towns. Known for its old west architecture, laid back atmosphere, and trendy boutiques and restaurants, it's easy to find something for everyone. 

Day Four

KT-22 covered in snow on Dec 7, 2018

Hit the slopes at Squaw Valley one more time, where expert skiers and snowboarders won't want to miss legendary chairs like KT-22 or Granite Chief. Check out our snow & weather report to see what conditions will be like in advance. 

Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley

Take the Aerial Tram and grab lunch at Granite Bistro at High Camp. Soak in those final views of Lake Tahoe, surrounded by mountain scenery, and enjoy fresh, artisanal food at 8,200 feet. 

Ready to book your vacation now?! 

Stay at the Village at Squaw Valley, so that you can take advantage of the EIGHT slopeside, outdoor hot tubs. Right now, you can book from just $199/night

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