Ski Area Info

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

  • Base Elevation: 6,835 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 8,637 feet
  • Terrain: 2,400 acres
  • Type of Trails: 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced
  • Longest Run: 3 miles
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Located only six miles northwest of Tahoe City and 13 miles south of Truckee, Alpine Meadows is recognized as one of North America’s top ski resorts. The resort is known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere as well as seven powder bowls, summit to base groomed trails, and of course the breathtaking scenery of Lake Tahoe. With a total of 100 designated runs over 2,400 acres, Alpine Meadows is home to acclaimed terrain for beginner, intermediate, and expert skiers. Favored by locals and visitors from afar, live music and après-ski events are fairly common during the season. Receiving an average annual snowfall of 495 inches, there is always an abundance of fresh powder to play in. Our Lake Tahoe rentals are the perfect place to stay, while on a ski vacation.

Homewood

  • Base Elevation: 6,230 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 7,880 feet
  • Terrain: 1,260 acres
  • Type of Trails: 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced
  • Longest Run: 2 miles

Situated on the magical West Shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort boasts breathtaking views of the lake over 1,260 skiable acres. Plenty of groomed runs along with hidden powder stashes can be found throughout Homewood’s 60 trails. Protected from the wind by Ellis Peak, the resort hasn’t seen the use of a wind-hold in over a decade. With a vertical rise of 1,650 feet and an average of 450 inches of annual snowfall, a ride down Homewood’s runs is certainly worthwhile. Three terrain parks, Lakeview Park, Super Lake View, and Kolby’s Escape, provide plenty of options for experienced park riders as well as beginners. Boasting spectacular views of the lake, Homewood’s terrain parks offer a number of features including tables, boxes, rollers, rails, and steps. Our Lake Tahoe vacation rentals are the ideal place to stay while visiting Tahoe to hit the slopes. Ask about rentals in Homewood!

Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort

  • Base Elevation: 6,330 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 8,610 feet
  • Terrain: 3,000 acres
  • Type of Trails: 13% beginner, 60% intermediate, 27% advanced
  • Longest Run: 1.4 miles

Sitting only six miles from Truckee and only six miles from Lake Tahoe is Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort. Home to 92 ski trails spread across 3,000 skiable acres, Northstar-at-Tahoe receives an annual snowfall of 350 inches. A vertical drop of 2,280 feet along with alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and seven award winning terrain parks provides skiers with plenty of options. A variety of lifts allow the resort an amazing uphill capacity of 34,799 skiers per hour. Our North Lake Tahoe rentals are a superb place to stay when planning a trip to Northstar-at-Tahoe.

Squaw Valley USA

  • Base Elevation: 6,200 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 9,050 feet
  • Terrain: 4,000 acres
  • Type of Trails: 25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 20% advanced, 10%expert
  • Longest Run: 3.2 miles

Located in North Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA became world famous when it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1960. To ensure people spend their time skiing instead of waiting in line, Squaw Valley is home to one of the most expansive lift networks in the country. With 4,000 skiable acres covered in almost 200 runs, this resort is one of the largest ski areas in the country. Gentle, wide-open trails are ideal for beginners, while more advanced skiers will find plenty of unique and exhilarating terrain to satisfy their desires. If you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting Squaw Valley, our wealth of beautiful North Lake Tahoe homes are fantastic options for the ski season.

Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe

  • Base Elevation: 8,260 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 9,700 feet
  • Terrain: 1,200+
  • Type of Trails: 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced, 10% expert
  • Longest Run: 2.5 miles

Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe offers views of both beautiful Lake Tahoe and the City of Reno. Located in North Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose provides the opportunity to glide down both east and western slopes, supplying skiers with even more terrain to explore. A vertical drop of 1800 feet sets up the now acclaimed Mt. Rose Chutes, the steepest and longest inbound slopes in North America. With 60 plus runs over 1,200 plus acres, 50 percent of Mt. Rose’s terrain is allocated to advanced skiers, 10 percent of it being for those who have become experts. Our Lake Tahoe rental homes are great places to stay while visiting these sensational slopes.

Diamond Peak

  • Base Elevation: 6,700 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 8,540 feet
  • Terrain: 655 acres
  • Type of Trails: 18% beginner, 46% intermediate, 36% advanced
  • Longest Run: 2.5 miles

Located in North Lake Tahoe, Diamond Peak offers an un-crowded mountain and stunning views of Lake Tahoe. With a great learning environment for beginners as well as challenging terrain for experts, Diamond Peak Ski Resort is an excellent place for the whole family. Six lifts cater to 30 trails spread over 655 skiable acres with a vertical drop of 1,840 feet. Open glades and tree skiing can be found throughout the resort, while there is also a terrain park with features for all abilities. Rails, boxes, kickers, table tops, and a wall ride give skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to catch some air. Our North Lake Tahoe rentals are the perfect place to stay while visiting any of North Tahoe’s ski resorts.

Sugar Bowl

  • Base Elevation: 6,882 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 8,383 feet
  • Terrain: 1,500 acres
  • Type of Trails: 17% beginner, 45% intermediate, 38% advanced
  • Longest Run: 3 miles

Located on top of Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort sits on the western front of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and receives an outstanding average snowfall of 500 inches annually. Spread over 4 peaks served by six quads plus an additional 9 lifts, you won’t find yourself waiting in long lines. With a vertical drop of 1,500 feet, heart-racing chutes as well as gentle groomers can be found throughout the resort’s 95 trails. Home to three terrain parks, the Switching Yard Terrain Parks offer something for all levels. Golden Gate, Coldstream, and Caboose feature jumps, boxes, rails, spines, and more. The Backcountry Adventure Center also provides professionally guided tours into the backcountry. Surrounding the area you’ll find plenty of our Tahoe ski lodging to choose from.

Boreal

  • Base Elevation: 7,200 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 7,700 feet
  • Terrain: 480 acres
  • Type of Trails: 30% beginner, 55% intermediate, 15% advanced
  • Longest Run: 1 mile

Situated in North Lake Tahoe, Boreal is only eight miles from Truckee and is easily accessed from all parts of northern California and Nevada. Receiving an average annual snowfall of 400 inches, Boreal’s additional snowmaking covers 75 to 80 percent of its terrain. Though small, Boreal’s 480 skiable acres offer 41 trails served by six lifts, a 500 vertical drop, four terrain parks, and tubing lanes. The resort’s terrain parks, Mini-Shred, Core Park, Jiblassic Park, and Shred Park, provide plenty of options for all levels to catch some air. Full of rails, rollers, jumps, tables, stair cases, boxes, wall rides, and even a superpipe, Boreal’s terrain parks have it all! Our North Lake Tahoe rentals provide easy access to Boreal as well as other Lake Tahoe ski resorts.

Heavenly Mountain Resort

  • Base Elevation: 6,540 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 10,067 feet
  • Terrain: 4,800 acres
  • Type of Trails: 20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced, 5%expert
  • Longest Run: 5 miles

Situated in South Lake Tahoe, overlooking the clear sapphire waters of the lake, Heavenly Mountain Resort boasts almost 5,000 skiable acres, making it the largest resort in California. An ample variety of terrain can be found across 94 trails ranging from wide open cruisers to plunging 1,600 foot chutes. With a 3,500 foot vertical drop, Heavenly also boasts California’s longest drop. Three gates provide access to some of the most extreme backcountry you’ll find near a resort. Be sure to check out our Lake Tahoe vacation rentals when planning your winter getaway.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

  • Base Elevation: 7,800 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 9,800 feet
  • Terrain: 2,300 acres
  • Type of Trails:15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced, 15% expert
  • Longest Run: 2.5 miles

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is quickly becoming a family destination resort. Ranked number 10 in the country by Ski Magazine, this resort has plenty of winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sled tours, and backcountry expeditions. Located on top of the Sierra Crest, Kirkwood’s geographical position allows it to receive the lightest and driest snow in the Lake Tahoe region, as well as an annual snowfall around 600 inches, the deepest in the Lake Tahoe area. Sixty-five runs varying in terrain difficulty are spread over 2,300 acres that boast some of the finest powder around.