If you are long overdue for a vacation, Lake Tahoe can be the perfect getaway for you. Breathe in the beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains and enjoy the unlimited recreational activities. Lake Tahoe truly has something for everyone. Read on to find out more.
Lake Tahoe is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at and elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m). Its striking blue waters offer picturesque views from dozens of mountain tops and 72 miles of shoreline. Lake Tahoe falls on the border of California and Nevada and is a major year-round vacation destination.
For winter travel, Lake Tahoe and is home to numerous world class ski resorts. Pacific coastal storms deliver 300-500 inches of annual snowfall to the local ski resorts. Lake Tahoe skiers often have the best of both worlds â€“ tons of snow and relatively warm temperatures. These great conditions combined with amazing views of Lake Tahoe below make skiing at Lake Tahoe truly exceptional. The largest ski areas in the Lake Tahoe area are Squaw Valley, Heavenly, Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose, Northstar and Sierra at Tahoe and Diamond Peak. In addition there are numerous smaller ski areas including Tahoe Donner and Dodge Ridge which offer lower lift prices and can be a great choice for those just learning to ski or snow board. Cross country skiing and snow mobile riding are also very popular in Tahoe. Royal Gorge is largest cross country ski resort in the United States featuring over 330km of groomed trails.
For summer travel, Lake Tahoe offers nearly unlimited hiking, biking and lake activities. There are hundreds of miles of trails in the Lake Tahoe basin. The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 150-mile hiking and equestrian trail that follows the ridge tops of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The trail traverses six counties and two states and includes a portion of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This trail is on the adventurous side with elevations ranging from 6,300 to 9,400 feet and an average grade around 10%. Shorter and less demanding trails are available throughout the region. Lake Tahoe also offers incredible trails for both road and mountain biking. For golfers, numerous courses are available for all skill levels and budgets.
In winter or summer, the towns and villages surrounding Lake Tahoe have a lot to offer. Tahoe City and Incline Village on the north shores of Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe on the southern shores of Lake Tahoe offer great shopping and dining. Major casinos are located on the Nevada side of the border on both the northern and southern ends of Lake Tahoe with even more choices located in nearby Reno, Nevada.
Lake Tahoe offers and incredible range of accommodations that matches the huge number of recreational activities that are available. Travelers increasing select vacation rentals to meet the needs of their vacation. For those seeking the flexibility and amenities available in a vacation rental, there are literally thousands of vacation rental choices available including vacation rental homes, cabins and condos available all around the Lake. Options range from studio condos to huge home sleeping 20 or more guests. This diversity of vacation rentals makes them a great choice for couples, groups or extended families.
In North Lake Tahoe, there are numerous vacation rental homes and condos surrounding each of the major ski areas. In addition, Tahoe Donner, Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Incline Village have a diverse selection of vacation rentals available. South Lake Tahoe offers many vacation rentals on the south end of Lake Tahoe which are perfect for travelers who want to be close to the lake, skiing and the casinos. You can look online for good Lake Tahoe vacation rentals and plan that vacation you had been dreaming about.
This article has been written by an expert, working with LakeRentals.com, a leading vacation home rental site also providing mammoth lakes vacation rentals and many more.