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Lake Tahoe Travel Guide

Lake Tahoe is the perfect vacation destination, offering wonderful weather, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of summer and winter activities. Located on the California/Nevada border, Lake Tahoe has over 300 days of sunshine and averages 396 inches of annual snowfall—perfect conditions for its 18 world-class ski and snowboarding resorts, outstanding hotels and casinos, and beautiful azure lake.

Check our comprehensive Lake Tahoe travel guide below for travel information and trip planning.

Lake Tahoe Travel Guide:


Voted among the top ski destinations on a regular basis, Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to enjoy your next ski or snowboard getaway.


Tahoe is known for its ski areas, but it is home to year-round activities.


Browse our local picks of stores in Tahoe where you can find everything you need.


Find great restaurants and locals' favorites picked by our Destination Experts who know Tahoe.

Upcoming events

  • Thunderbird Wine & Cheese Tour

    Friday Evenings July-August

    Sample wine at the unique historic Thunderbird Lodge. The event includes guided tours through the estate and tastings to follow.

  • Brews, Jazz and Funk

    August 9-10, 2014

    This festival offers a great selection of beer and live music. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

  • International Camel Races

    September 5-7, 2014

    This old tradition features camel, zebra, and ostrich racing with jockeys from around the world competing for trophies and bragging rights. Guaranteed to give anyone a laugh, this is not an event you want to miss!

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Snow report

Alpine Meadows (Updated: 2/29/2016)

  • New snow (Cumulative):
  • Past 24 hours: 0 inches
  • Base Depth: 69 - 99 inches
  • Terrain:
  • Trails Open: 73 of 100
  • Lifts Open: 12 of 13
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