Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, situated on the border between California and Nevada. At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, getting from one side to the other is no small feat. So your first decision to make is whether you want to visit North Tahoe or South Lake Tahoe.
Like most places in the year 2017, you can plug in any ski resort or hotel to Google Maps, and you'll *likely* be fine. However, when there is active weather, online maps are rarely updated in realtime for live road conditions. Especially this winter, road closures and detours are sufficiently likely that it is always worth checking the Caltrans website for road conditions before (and during) your trip.
If you end up taking a lesson with us, all of our lessons for the '16/17 season take place at Homewood, which is located at 5145 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141, which is on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, 10 minutes from Tahoe city.
Both North Tahoe & South Tahoe each have a full range of accommodations options from budget to luxury, but we'd all rather drive 10 minutes to the slopes than over an hour, and driving from one end of the lake to the other can be brutal, especially in bad weather.
Each of these properties are great for families and owned by lovely hosts with invaluable local knowledge to help guide your stay; note that availability can be limited especially over holidays.
(Note that all estimated driving times below represent the distance from Homewood Mountain Resort.)
**Please note that Airbnb prices are subject to change. Prices last updated on 1/24/17.
LIFT TICKETS RATES
|Regular Rate||Holiday Rate||Half-day|
|Adult lift ticket||$35||$40||$17.50|
|Child lift ticket (12 and under)||$25||$30||$12.50|
EQUIPMENT RENTAL RATES
|Ski package (skis, boots, poles)||$35||$30|
|Snowboard package (board, boots)||$35||$30|
Whether you're staying in North Tahoe or South Lake, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy Tahoe. If the weather is nice, we highly encourage getting outside and finding a bit of elevation to take in the picturesque views that have made Tahoe famous for so many years. When it's blowing snow in all directions, a spa day may be just what the doctor ordered.
Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!