Ten Tahoe Things to Do that Don’t Include Skiing

Ten Tahoe Things to Do that Don’t include skiing
Tim Hauserman

Try one or all of these.


1.Take a hike on the East Shore Trail: The new East Shore Trail begins at Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline and travels along the lakeshore three miles to Sand Harbor. The views of the lake are phenomenal, and the east shore location is snow free as of this writing.


2. Bowl at Bowl Incline in Incline Village. Looking for some old fashioned fun in the evening? This might do the trick.


3. Hit a museum: Gatekeepers in Tahoe City has a phenomenal collection of baskets,  Donner Memorial near Donner Lake tells the tale of the Donner Party.


4. Head for the beach: Tahoe City’s Commons Beach or Kings Beach’s big sandy playa are two good choices to say hello to Tahoe.


5. Stroll around the grounds of Sugar Pine Point State Park. Meander through the ancient pine and cedars while marveling at the beauty of the Ehrman Mansion. Then stroll or snowshoe along the lakeshore. Keep your eyes peeled for eagles and osprey.


6. Go Downtown: Take a sidewalk stroll through downtown Tahoe City or Truckee and support our local small businesses.


7. Learn some Tahoe Science at the Tahoe Science Center on the grounds of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village. 


8. Head to All Fired Up in The Cobblestone (just across the parking lot from Hauserman Rental Group) to paint pottery or canvas, make candles or have an adult party with a bottle of wine from Uncorked just a few steps away.


9. Jump on trampolines, fly into foam pits, or do some tricks on bikes or skis at Woodward Tahoe on Donner Summit next to Boreal Ski Area. 


10. Take a paddle at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay. Wait for a warm, calm day but yes, it is possible to get out on Lake Tahoe in the winter. After or before the paddle pick up some food from the cafe or hang out on the beach.