Ski Resorts in the Lake Tahoe Region

The Lake Tahoe Region is the destination of choice for Northern California skiers and snowboarders. From Olympic host Squaw Valley to Heavenly’s picturesque views, Lake Tahoe extensive skiable terrain spreads across both sides of the California-Nevada border. Find information about top ski resorts at Lake Tahoe here.

Destinations in the Lake Tahoe

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Olympic Valley, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,850 ft
  • Skiable Area 6,200 ac
  • Number of Lifts 42

Heavenly Mountain

South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Vertical Drop 3,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 4,800 ac
  • Number of Lifts 28


Kirkwood, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,000 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,300 ac
  • Number of Lifts 13

Northstar California

Truckee, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,280 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,170 ac
  • Number of Lifts 19

Sugar Bowl

Norden, CA

  • Vertical Drop 1,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,650 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

As one of the country’s oldest ski areas, Sugar Bowl has been pleasing the ski enthusiast since 1939.


Homewood, CA

  • Vertical Drop 1,840 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,260 ac
  • Number of Lifts 8


Twin Bridges, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,212 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14

Sierra-at-Tahoe sets the bar with 2,122 vertical feet of dynamic terrain, 2,000 acres of skiable landscape and almost 500 inches of fresh powder annually.

Boreal Mountain

Soda Springs, CA

  • Vertical Drop 500 ft
  • Skiable Area 380 ac
  • Number of Lifts 8

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