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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.


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Upcoming events

  • Ice Fantasy

    November 19 - January 26, 2014

    Where Cirque Meets Ice, on stage at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.

  • Unbuckle Apres Ski Party

    November 22nd, 2013- April 20th, 2014

    Join us for Unbuckle at Tamarack - Tahoe's ultimate Apres Ski Party! From 3:30-5:30 pm at Tamarack Lodge rolls out the dance floor, dims the lights and brings out a live DJ, Heavenly Angels, swag, food specials and half off drinks! Extend your epic day with us during apres ski at Tamarack! This is unlike anything you've ever experienced on a ski hill before. Rated M for Mature.

  • SnowGlobe Music Fest

    December 29th-31st, 2013

    Combining the world's best musicians with the world's best snow conditions, the 2012 SnowGlobe Festival is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers the ultimate fusion: music and mountains. With multiple stages of world-class musicians, the live music at SnowGlobe is sure to satisfy thousands of music fans. Skiers, snowboarders and music lovers will and the ultimate escape for New Year's Eve in Lake Tahoe, CA. With multiple world class resorts within striking distance, the opportunity to escape in the fresh powder is right at your fingertips. SnowGlobe is destined to bring your average festival experience to new heights both on and off the mountain, and it all takes place this winter against the snowy backdrop of beautiful Lake Tahoe.

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Snow report

Alpine Meadows (Updated: 4/23/2014)

  • New snow (Cumulative):
  • Past 24 hours: 0 inches
  • Base Depth: 20 - 69 inches
  • Terrain:
  • Trails Open: of 100
  • Lifts Open: of 13
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