Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Located 6,225 feet (1,897 m) atop the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range on the California and Nevada border, Lake Tahoe is widely considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. This natural treasure offers the ultimate high-country experience with superb outdoor recreation and magnificent scenery. Lake Tahoe is known for its crystal clear waters and majestic scenery. Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay is one of the most photographed locations in the world.
Summer activities at Lake Tahoe include watersports, golf, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Long sandy beaches at Lake Tahoe’s south shore are reminiscent of ocean seashores and provide fun for the whole family.
In the winter, Lake Tahoe is home to 15 world-class ski resorts. The big three on the south shore of Lake Tahoe are Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood, and Sierra-at-Tahoe. Heavenly, the highest resort at Lake Tahoe and one of the premiere resorts in the nation provides unrivaled panoramas of Lake Tahoe. For non-skiers, there is snowmobiling, tubing, ice skating, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides.
Entertainment at Lake Tahoe is unparalleled and ranges from art and cultural events to outdoor concerts that have featured Elton John, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars.
Much of the lodging is located along the shoreline of the lake and offers stunning views of Lake Tahoe. There are lodging options for every kind of traveler and group size.