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Winter In Lake Tahoe

Grab a hot cocoa, a handful of snow, and embrace the chill here in South Lake Tahoe.

When the San Francisco Bay Area is soaking in a dismal rain, Lake Tahoe South Shore is being transformed to a snow-covered winter wonderland. Celebrate winter in the Sierras by going skiing, sledding, snowmobiling or ice skating.

Oh, so you’re a special snowflake non-conformist? You think snowboarding is too pedestrian? What about these lesser-known winter activities? Human Sled Bowling (sculpt ‘pins’ out of snow, place at bottom of hill, ride sled into pins), Snowball Fight Flash Mob, or Snow Unicorn Contest (snowmen are played out, no?).

You can even heed the call of the wild and go dog sledding. (Note: it is not recommended to hook your children up to a dog sled and shout “mush!” at them, even if it would be hilarious.)

Remember: a flask is not a replacement for a parka. Bundle up!


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Winter Activities!

Elements Day Spa Interested in getting a massage? Located on the second floor of our hotel we have an outstanding day spa offering couples massages, facials, deep tissue massages and so much more! Give them a call at 530-544-6390 or stop by to make an appointment!

Heavenly’s Adventure Peak – With Five kilometers of groomed trail at the top of the gondola. The adventure begins with a scenic 2.4-mile ride up the mountain. The trails meander through the forest and provide awesome views from nearly 3,000 feet above Lake Tahoe. Cross-country skis and snowshoe rentals are available, as well as snow bikes. The area also has a tubing hill and a restaurant.

Skiing and Snowboarding – With over 22,000 skiable acres in the Lake Tahoe Basin, getting on the mountain is a must! Heavenly, Kirkwood and Sierra-At-Tahoe are all within 30 miles from the hotel. Talk to our front desk staff about rental deliveries, lift tickets, and shuttles.

Lake Tahoe Adventures is the Tahoe Area’s premier adventure tour company. Offering tours 365 days a year, in snow, sun and rain! They offer Snowmobile, ATV, and Razor tours. These tours will take you to places you haven’t been before, show you things you haven’t seen before, and put you in touch with nature and your adventurous side. 

Sledding – Nestled on over 40 pristine acres at the top of echo summit is Adventure Mountain. With 15 groomed sledding and tubing runs, lifts, snowshoe rentals, picnic areas and a lodge café. This is defiantly the place to take your family for an adventure filled day!

It Always Wonderful Weather For A Sleigh Ride In Tahoe! This private sleigh ride takes you through the meadows surrounding Lake Tahoe, to some areas with outstanding views! Also, a dash through the snow along the old Pony Express Trail, before returning to our meeting place next to the casinos in the South Shore area of Lake Tahoe. Fun for the whole family.

Dog Sledding – Head over to Wilderness Adventures Dog Sleds and join them on an adventure of a lifetime as they explore the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains. Experience the thrill and excitement of touring in complete safety behind a team of eager huskies! Enjoy the beautiful sights and fresh air with your whole family! Bring your camera!

Boat Cruises – The Tahoe Queen and the M.S. Dixie scenic day cruises offer fabulous photo opportunities, sunshine and fresh Lake Tahoe air! With plenty of room to spread out and get comfortable, you’ll quickly settle in. Just don’t forget to dress warm or bring a blanket! Lunch and refreshments also served on board.

Ice Skating – Enjoy the music, lights, and the wonderful winter ambiance of South Shore’s only outdoor ice-rink located inside the Heavenly Village.  Open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for your whole family to enjoy!

There are a million ways to winter at Lake Tahoe. Come find yours!

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Rainy Day Activities

Elements Day Spa – Interested in getting a massage? Located on the second floor of our hotel we have an outstanding day spa offering couples massages, facials, deep tissue massages and so much more! Give them a call at 530-544-6390 or stop by to make an appointment!

Take a Scenic Gondola Ride in this covered trip for 8! The sights might not be as clear as usual, but after the 20 minute ride up, you’ll be ready for hot chocolate or coffee at the Tamarack Lodge. Plus, kids 4 and under are FREE!

Grab your popcorn and head to the Heavenly Cinemas featuring new releases weekly. Visit for show times.

Lace up your bowling shoes – Tahoe bowl features 16 lanes for open and league bowling as well as arcade games, pool tables, pizza and beer special, and a pro shop.

Shopping at the Heavenly Village – You may not avoid the weather completely, but think of the shopping!

Drop the kids off to play – This indoor play area for young children includes gymnastics, art and music classes and a giant pit of colorful balls. The Tahoe Tot Spot also has a mini gym with giant balls, a padded mountain, monkey rings, balance beams and material for building forts. The Tahoe Tot Spot also offers a date night for parent: drop the kids off for a couple hours where dinner, games and a movie will be shown.

South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena – An Olympic sized indoor rink that offers open skating, lessons, hockey games, curling and school programs. Some weekend nights also have a black light skating. You can rent skates and equipment at the arena and they also have bucket assists available for beginner skaters and children. Visit for pricing and hours.

If you still want to hike – The Vikingsholm castle sits at the head of Emerald Bay and probably has some of the best views of the lake. Tours of Vikingsholm Castle are available seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend until the end of September and includes full access to the interior and exterior of the castle. Castle can be accessed by a steep, mile-long trails – so if it is raining, bring you jacket!

Tip: During a rainy day, many people may not choose to hike down the Vikingsholm trail, so you could have the place to yourself!

History of Lake Tahoe – visit an outstanding museum on the lake! Located on the west shore is the beautiful Tahoe maritime museum. The museum covers the boating and maritime history of Lake Tahoe. Also features special exhibits and collection. For adults, there is fill library on the history of Tahoe’s boating industry and for kids there are interactive boating games. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00am 4:30pm

Grab your pennies and head to the casinos – Located roughly one mile from our hotel there are a handful of casinos in Stateline, NV. There’s Harrah’s. Harvey’s, Mont Bleu, Lakeside casino, and new to town is the Hardrock Casino. If you don’t want to gamble check out some of the nightclubs and amazing restaurant located in every casino.

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