Here We Snow!

Snow doubt about it, Tahoe is going to have an active winter season! But it’s not all about the downhill skiing. Snowshoeing, sledding, and cross-country gliding are also fun ways to explore the region and see Big Blue! Here are a few ideas to get you snowing.

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1) Gorge-ous View

"Over the meadow and through the woods" … no this isn't the start of a fairy tale … it's the start of a fairy trail! Tahoe's Royal Gorge is North America's largest cross-country ski resort. One of the routes we…

2) Picnic Paramour

Some hardcore enthusiasts snowshoe the entire Tahoe Rim Trail—all 165 miles of it! Looking for just a good morsel of it? Get a taste of this famous terrain on a 3.6-mile (round-trip) segment, offering 360-degree views for little effort. From…

3) Valley of Adventures

New Year’s Resolution: More close-to-home adventures! Sonoma Valley is the closest wine region to San Francisco, and makes for a most memorable easy getaway. From waterfall hikes with winter blooms, to an epicurean dreamland come true, here are six of…

Plan Your Sonoma Valley Getaway

4) Solitary Bliss

Visit D.L. Bliss State Park on the western shore of Lake Tahoe in the summer and it's bustling with people. But if you visit in the winter, the entrance gate is closed and the only bustle you'll hear is the…

5) Hot Saucer!

Among six-pack chairlifts, supersized gondolas, and gnarly terrain parks, sometimes it's refreshing to experience something old-skool and quaint. Hello Granlibakken! In Norwegian, the name means a hill sheltered by trees. In Tahoe, it means a family-owned "resort" hideaway within half…

6) Secret Snow-white Beach

Ready to hit the snow and the beach? An easy kick-and-glide from Emerald Bay Road to Kiva Beach leads through a snow-white postcard to the vast blue of Lake Tahoe. For novice cross-country skiers, it doesn’t get much easier than…


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