Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States. It is filled by rain, torrent, and snow runoff from the steep mountains that encircle it. While the lake is the central stage for summer activities – boating, swimming, and the likes – the fine peaks and many ski resorts are the principal destinations of winter vacationers.
Situated on the California/Nevada border and one hour from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, tourists come from near and extreme to ride the slopes and roam the resorts around the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
There are two sides to Lake Tahoe– North and South. North Lake Tahoe incorporates most of Tahoe’s ski resorts as well as Squaw Valley, the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and Tahoe City, an area with a lot of restaurants and shops. South Lake Tahoe provides gaming with a strip of casinos including Caesar’s, Harrah’s and Heavenly Ski Resort just a mile away.
Whichever part you decide, Lake Tahoe provides a variety of sleep accommodations from cool snowboarder commons to five-star resorts. If you desire to leave with a big group, the most cool and reasonable alternative is a house or cabin rental. There are numerous resources and websites to locate places to rent for just the weekend or for as long as a full season. Splitting the bill does this alternative beautiful for a group of college kids or for a big group of friends and families.