Lake Tahoe Overview
Lake Tahoe is California's premier year-round playground. With camping, fishing and boating in the summer, and alpine skiing, ice skating and gambling in the winter, there is always plenty of fun to be had in Tahoe. At 22-miles in length and 12-miles across, Lake Tahoe is California's largest Alpine lake. But it doesn't belong to California alone because the California Nevada state line runs right through the middle. On the Nevada side of the borders are several large-scale casinos offering gambling, dining and entertainment. World-renowned ski resorts like Heavenly and Squaw Valley are among over twenty downhill & cross-country ski resorts in the region. Lake Tahoe activities include white water rafting, mountain biking, snowshoeing, water-skiing, hiking, swimming and so much more. Summer is the busy season at Tahoe when it can be quite crowded. Driving around Tahoe Lake can be a bumper-to-bumper experience. Winter is often deserted and with so many ski resorts, deals are easily found and slopes can be relatively empty. Consider a day at one of the lesser known, but just as fun, Tahoe ski resorts like Mt. Rose, Homewood or Diamond Peak.
TIP: Pick up a free TAHOE WEEKLY magazine at newsstands everywhere throughout Tahoe for coupons, discounts, additional information and happenings around the lake.
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