There is so much to do around Lake Tahoe! Here is some info about the mountains that we like to ride, the best sledding spots and our favorite Tahoe restaurants. Stop by The Village Boardshop today to chat with our knowledgeable staff, pick up some new gear or rent skis and snowboards for your Lake Tahoe adventure.
Sierra-at-Tahoe is hands down the local’s choice for so many reasons! Sierra-at-Tahoe offers a family friendly layout, with terrain for all skill levels. We love Sierra-at-Tahoe because of its parks! Sierra encourages progression by providing parks for all skill levels ranging from low to the ground boxes and jumps to massive jump lines, hips, rails, and freestyle stomping grounds. Later in the season, you will also find one of the best half pipes and boardercross runs in the basin! Not only is Sierra-At-Tahoe a locals favorite, but the home mountain for some of the most decorated Olympic athletes including Jamie Anderson, and Maddie Bowman. Sierra is the place to be if you’re looking for a laid-back friendly environment, great music, good food, and killer views.
Heavenly Ski Resort is a Tahoe staple, this mountain has incredible offerings, especially for families and beginner skiers and riders. Located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe with multiple access points, we love this mountain for its convenience! When this mountain is fully open, it offers 97 runs ranging from beginner groomers to some of the best tree runs in the basin. On a powder day at Heavenly, the out of bounds gates offer an outstanding backcountry experience!! Heavenly also boasts one of America's largest snowmaking systems, which makes spring park days a must! Heavenly has runs on both sides of the CA & NV border, and has the highest elevation of the resorts around the lake, creating views that are unparalleled.
Kirkwood has been a long-time locals favorite. Kirkwood has over 2,000 feet of vertical drop and 2,300 acres of various terrain; ranging from mellow groomers to cliffs and cornices. We love Kirkwood because of its steep mountain peaks that extend more than 9,000ft in elevation. Many locals refer to as its “K-Factor” which is Kirkwood’s mega snowstorms, that tend to be greater than any other mountain in the basin. If you’re looking for steep terrain, insane cliffs, and go-pro worthy runs, Kirkwood is your spot.
Northstar California, formerly known as Northstar-at-Tahoe, is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Well worth the drive if you are seeking top notch park riding. Rated #2 best terrain park in North America by TransWorld Snowboarding, Northstar offers parks that no other resort can match. There are well-maintained jib and jump lines, flawless halfpipes, and unique park settings that you can’t find anywhere else. We love Northstar because it gives us an excuse to load up the truck, jam out with our friends, and go have a park sesh that we can’t find on the south side of the lake!
Although Squaw Valley is located on the North Shore, it’s an amazing mountain that offers the best of both worlds. With over 65% of the terrain being designated as beginner or intermediate, its perfect for people who are just learning, or looking to progress their skill level. We love Squaw because of its secret cliffs and chutes and its amazingly fun spring riding. The overall atmosphere of Squaw is unmatched with its action-packed village that has shopping, food, events and activities like snowtubing and scenic rides in the aerial tram.
Spooner Summit is a sledding and tubing hill located next to the junction of Highways 50 and 28 along Lake Tahoe's eastern side. From the shop, travel East bound on highway 50 until you reach the junction for highway 28. The hill is located on your left hand side. The grade varies from steep slopes near the top to mild slopes at the bottom, making it a great location for all sledding abilities.
Wide open area with beautiful scenery. Great place for sledding, snowshoeing, and playing in the snow. From the shop, head West on highway 50 until you reach the Y, go left towards Sacramento. Map attached for further reference.
This is a great spot to sled, wide open areas and public parking nearby. Driving from the shop, head East on highway 50, Kahle Park will be about 2 miles down on your right just after you pass Lakeside Casino.
There are many places to park and sled out highway 89 towards Camp Richardson. From the shop, head West on highway 50, at the Y go right towards highway 89. Go about 3 miles out, you will pass Camp Richardson Resort, and see sno park on your left, Taylor Creek on your right, and many other places to park and sled.
Great sledding spot for families with small children. Gradual hill that is perfect for toddlers and small kids who may have never been sledding before. Driving from the shop, head west on highway 50 towards the Y, go straight through the light at the Y until you’ll hit Sawmill Pond on your left hand side.
If you want to keep it easy and price isn't a worry....Hansens Resort is located up Ski Run Blvd, Adventure Mountain is located at the top of Echo Summit, Blizzard Mountain is located at Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Heavenly offers a groomed tubing hill at the top of the gondola. There is also a groomed sledding hill with tube rentals located directly across from Montblue Resort.