Lake Tahoe, located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, offers superb alpine and cross-country skiing and snowboarding at 18 unique ski areas -- places with names like Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Squaw Valley USA. And there's more -- sleigh rides and ice skating, or snowmobiling along the crest of the Sierra with spectacular views of pristine Lake Tahoe below. Just steps from Heavenly's gondola, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is a favorite for aprés ski on the South Shore.
As America's largest alpine lake, 12 miles wide and 22 miles long, it's easy to see that summertime is fun time at Lake Tahoe. The recreation at this mountain vacation paradise is virtually unlimited. Hiking and biking, world class golf, water sports, paddlewheel boat cruises, trail riding and so much more.
There is one sport Lake Tahoe is famous for 12 months out of the year. Casino gaming. Over the years, South Shore's five casinos have contributed to quite a few patrons' early retirement plans. You hear about four, five and even six figure slot jackpot winners almost daily. Of course, Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat and Sports Books are all there. And now Tahoe casinos offer additional new table games of chance like "Let it Ride" and "Caribbean Stud Poker." Tahoe casinos also boast a wide variety of excellent restaurants and the biggest names in entertainment perform regularly. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is located in the heart of South Shore's action.