Looking for the Best Ski Resorts in Lake Tahoe?

Try Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows for world-class powder, unparalleled dining options, and activities beyond the snow.

Lake Tahoe is home to over 16 ski resorts catering to outdoor enthusiasts, skiers and snowboarders alike. Lake Tahoe boasts that you could ski or board a different mountain every day for two weeks. It may be difficult to choose from the many resorts, so we’ve done a little of the legwork for you on two of our favorites: Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

Alpine Village is just 5 quick minutes from Squaw Valley, which sits on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have been recognized as the premier destination of in-the-know skiers for decades. Chosen as the site of the first televised Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows continues to attract vacationers looking for adventure and serenity alike. It’s ideal for both seasoned and beginner skiers and snowboarders. With one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the US on squawalpine.com, you can be on the snow well into spring, but the fun doesn’t end when the snows melt. Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows offers an impressive array of outdoor activities such as Geocaching, hiking, golf, biking, yoga and more.

After a long day on the trails, lake or mountain, you deserve a little pampering. Trilogy Spa in The Village at Squaw Valley offers award-winning treatments. If you wish you could enjoy the resort, but can’t because you have little ones, consider The Squaw Kids Adventure Camp, where your children can embark on their own adventures (swimming, aerial tram rides, map and compass class, engineering lego build/tech projects, geo-caching) while you sip on a glass of wine and let an experienced masseuse melt your aches away.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, diners can choose from an impressive array of restaurants in the area, such as Sushi, Mexican, Irish, Pizza, Diners, and even a Food Truck.

Chosen by CNN as one of the top 100 places to ski in the world, Squaw Valley/Alpine Village clearly has not sat on its laurels since being chosen as the location of the 1960 Olympics. If we haven’t convinced you, maybe these can:

– Ski Week 2014: Best Ski Resorts for Kids & Families – Decided by You!
– Men’s Journal: Voted #1 Ski Resort in North America
– Forbes Magazine: #5 Best Ski Resort
– USA Today: 10 Best Women’s Ski Getaways