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Find Ski Resorts in Lake Tahoe through Escape2ski and get information on vertical drop, closest airports, lodging, lift tickets, and more to 14 ski resorts.

Escape2ski has identified five skiing and snowboarding regions within the Lake Tahoe area as listed below. As you find ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, you will discover that there is a total of 24,340 acres of skiable terrain, 954 total trails, all serviced by a total of 184 lifts.

Find Ski Resorts in Lake Tahoe by Region

South Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort
South Lake Tahoe is where the action happens long after the mountains have closed. You will find gambling at any one of the five casinos, Harvey’s, Harrah’s, Hard Rock, Lakeside Inn and MontBleu, nightly entertainment, shopping and dining at various restaurants showcasing all types of cuisine.

Donner Pass

Boreal Mountain Resort, Soda Springs Ski Resort, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Donner Ski Ranch
The Donner Pass Region is home to day skiing and snowboarding areas with only Sugar Bowl Ski Resort offering limited lodging. When it snows in this region, and it does a lot, you will find yourself making great turns through the powder at even the smaller ski areas.

Truckee

Northstar California Ski Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Tahoe Donner Ski Area
Truckee is alive with many types of restaurants, shopping, pubs, cafes and lodging options. Northstar California Ski Resort and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort are only a short distance away from Truckee and both ski resorts have their own villages and amenities. Also, nearby you will find the smaller Tahoe Donner Ski Area.

West Shore

Homewood Mountain Resort
The West Shore Region is a quiet area and is well suited to people looking to get away and relax, with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe to the south and east.

Incline Village

Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Mt Rose Ski Tahoe
Incline Village to the north in Nevada is a great place to come and enjoy the natural beautiful of the surroundings, go skiing or snowboarding, shop, dine and even spend a day at a spa.


The Lake Tahoe area straddles the borders of California and Nevada and is considered a four-season tourist attraction with the majority of the ski resorts nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of California. Lake Tahoe has the distinction of having one of the largest concentrations of ski resorts found anywhere in the world, and when you combine this with easy access to the area, incredible views, off the slopes activities, it makes for the perfect winter getaway.

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 1802ft / 550m

Total Lifts – 13

Total Trails – 100

Beginner 25% : Intermediate 40% : Advanced 35% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 50mi / 81km

Mountainside Lodging – No

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Boreal Mountain Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 500ft / 152m

Total Lifts – 9

Total Trails – 34

Beginner 24% : Intermediate 32% : Advanced 44% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 46mi / 74km

Mountainside Lodging – No

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Diamond Peak Ski Resort, NV

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Vertical Drop – 1840ft / 561m

Total Lifts – 7

Total Trails – 30

Beginner 18% : Intermediate 46% : Advanced 36% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 34mi / 55km

Mountainside Lodging – No

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Donner Ski Ranch, CA

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Vertical Drop – 750ft / 229m

Total Lifts – 8

Total Trails – 52

Beginner 25% : Intermediate 50% : Advanced 25% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 45mi / 73km

Mountainside Lodging – No

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Heavenly Mountain Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 3500ft / 1067m

Total Lifts – 28

Total Trails – 97

Beginner 20% : Intermediate 45% : Advanced 18% : Expert 17%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 70mi / 113km

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Homewood Mountain Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 1650ft / 503m

Total Lifts – 8

Total Trails – 67

Beginner 15% : Intermediate 40% : Advanced 30% : Expert 15%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 57mi / 92km

Mountainside Lodging – No

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 2000ft / 610m

Total Lifts – 15

Total Trails – 86

Beginner 12% : Intermediate 30% : Advanced 38% : Expert 20%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 81mi / 130km

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – No

Mt Rose Ski Tahoe, NV

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Vertical Drop – 1800ft / 549m

Total Lifts – 8

Total Trails – 60

Beginner 20% : Intermediate 30% : Advanced 40% : Expert 10%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 35mi / 56km

Mountainside Lodging – No

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Northstar California Ski Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 2280ft / 695m

Total Lifts – 20

Total Trails – 100

Beginner 13% : Intermediate 60% : Advanced 27% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 42mi / 68km

Mountainside Lodging – yes

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 2212ft / 674m

Total Lifts – 14

Total Trails – 46

Beginner 25% : Intermediate 50% : Advanced 25% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 87mi / 140km

Mountainside Lodging – No

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Soda Springs Ski Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 652ft / 199m

Total Lifts – 5

Total Trails – 15

Beginner 30% : Intermediate 50% : Advanced 20% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 49mi / 79km

Mountainside Lodging – No

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Squaw Valley Ski Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 2850ft / 869m

Total Lifts – 29

Total Trails – 170

Beginner 25% : Intermediate 45% : Advanced 30% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 48mi / 77km

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, CA

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Vertical Drop – 1500ft / 457m

Total Lifts – 13

Total Trails – 103

Beginner 17% : Intermediate 45% : Advanced 26% : Expert 12%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 46mi / 74km

Mountainside Lodging – Limited

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes

Tahoe Donner Ski Area, CA

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Vertical Drop – 600ft / 183m

Total Lifts – 5

Total Trails – 17

Beginner 18% : Intermediate 59% : Advanced 23% : Expert 0%

Best Airport – Reno-Tahoe Intl

Airport Distance – 44mi / 71km

Mountainside Lodging – Limited

Lodging within 20mi / 33km – Yes