The mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe are covered in snow throughout the winter, attracting winter sports enthusiasts from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Snowboarding and downhill skiing slopes abound in the large ski parks of Heavenly Mountain and Squaw Valley. And there are many more activities to try out in the area, such as tubing, sledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
Alpine areas typically offer a wealth of hiking and biking trails, and Lake Tahoe is no exception to the rule. Whether you are biking or hiking, make sure to pick a trail that fits your level of expertise. Enthusiastic bikers delight in the 165mi. Tahoe Rim Trail and the famous Flume Trail along the west shore of Lake Tahoe.
Summer is the time to enjoy water sports in Lake Tahoe. If you’re a boating enthusiast, consider visiting during the classic Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, featuring numerous gorgeous wooden boats. Lake Tahoe also offers great facilities for kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, and jet skiing. Once you've worked up an appetite, there are plenty of great lakefront restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic meal, such as Artemis Lakefront Cafe in South Tahoe, or the Fire Sign Cafe in Tahoe City.