Lake Tahoe Winter FAQ’s – Everything You Need to Know!

Lake Tahoe Winter FAQ’s - Everything You Need to Know!

Our team has answered a ton of Lake Tahoe questions from visitors over the years! Whether they’ve flown in from far away, or are just exploring a new part of town on a staycation, we love helping people learn all there is to know about this incredible area! If you’ve been curious about Lake Tahoe winters, we have some great insight to share with you below! Read on to have all your questions answered and be sure to contact us for more information and to book your stay!

What is there to do in Lake Tahoe in the winter?

There is so much to do in Lake Tahoe in the winter! We have world-famous skiing and snowboarding resorts, snowmobiling and snowshoeing trails that lead to incredible views, tubing and sledding hills for the whole family, and so much more! Try your hand at ice skating, dog sledding, or winter hiking and don’t miss a ride on the Heavenly Gondola. When you’re ready to warm up indoors, grab a bite at some of our amazing restaurants, go shopping, explore our historic sites, try your luck at a casino, go brewery hopping, or hit up a spa!


Is Lake Tahoe worth visiting in the winter?

To put it simply, Lake Tahoe is worth visiting at any time of the year, especially in winter! Lake Tahoe straddles the border of California and Nevada and is known for being a winter wonderland during the winter months. The beauty of Lake Tahoe is something so incredible that we tell everyone they must experience it first-hand! The crystal blue waters, snow-covered mountains, and frosted Jeffrey pines make for the most jaw-dropping views that no picture can fully capture. Lake Tahoe is the best destination for a winter vacation!


What is the coldest month in Lake Tahoe?

For those who thrive in the cold, January would be the perfect month to visit Lake Tahoe! January is the coldest month in Lake Tahoe with the average temperature being around 30 degrees. Usually, it doesn’t get colder than 16 degrees or warmer than 43 degrees in the month of January. Other cooler months include February, March, November, and December, so if you’re ready to take on the crisp cool air of Lake Tahoe, plan your visit around those months!


What else is there to do in Lake Tahoe besides ski/snowboard?

While skiing and snowboarding are popular winter sports in Lake Tahoe, there are still so many other things to do if those sports aren’t really your thing! Other winter activities as mentioned previously include snowmobile tours, snowshoeing or ice skating. If you’re planning a Lake Tahoe winter vacation, but want to embrace our cozier side, check out, the Heavenly Village with over 40 shops for a premier shopping experience, incredible restaurants, and an 8-plex movie theater featuring all of the latest movies! On-site here at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel we have a large, heated indoor pool, a relaxing whirlpool, a fitness center, and great restaurant options. Venture out and explore Lake Tahoe in the winter months, take a drive around the lake to take in all of the beauty, browse many of the Lake Tahoe art galleries, go wine and beer tasting, or even test your luck at the casinos. The options are endless!


What are the best family activities for a Lake Tahoe winter trip?

Many of the winter activities in Lake Tahoe are family-friendly, so it really is up to you to decide which activities are the best fit for your family! Tubing and sledding is a popular Lake Tahoe family winter activity, where there is fun for everyone! Places like Adventure Mountain, Heavenly, and Sierra-at-Tahoe are in close proximity to the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel and are known for their amazing, groomed sledding hills. Other fun family winter ideas could include building a snowman or snow fort, having snowball fights, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. There are always some fun events in the works here in Tahoe, so check out the calendar and find some fun for everyone!


Is Lake Tahoe a winter destination?

Yes! Lake Tahoe is an all-season destination! No matter what season you choose to visit Lake Tahoe, there will be an endless amount of activities to explore. In the winter months, these fun activities include but are not limited to tubing, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling, Winter is such an incredible time to visit us here in Lake Tahoe!


What is the weather like in Lake Tahoe during the winter?

The weather in Lake Tahoe during the winter always varies, but usually, the temperatures are moderately cold, being around 30 degrees. January, February, and December are usually the coldest months in Lake Tahoe, with some clear, crisp, and sunny days but also some blizzard-like condition days thrown into the mix. Some days you’ll want to play outside all day in the snow while other days you’ll want to cozy up and stay inside. Sometimes you never know what to expect in Lake Tahoe, which is one of the many reasons why we love it here!


Where can I play in the snow in Lake Tahoe?

There are so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the snow in Lake Tahoe! Depending on what kind of snow fun you’re looking for, you won’t have to look hard to find it. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is conveniently located near Heavenly Mountain Resort, Van Sickle Bi-State Park, Monument Peak, snowmobile rental shops, snow tubing and sledding hills, snow parks, and so much more!

Does it snow a lot in Lake Tahoe?

On average, Lake Tahoe sees between 210 and 220 inches of snow each year, though areas in the upper elevations can see up to 500 inches each year! January is our snowiest month here in Lake Tahoe, and on average we see 43-46 inches of snow each January. We expect to see snow anytime from September through April, but early and late-season snowstorms do happen! We just know you’re going to have snow much fun here in Lake Tahoe with us!


Is Lake Tahoe accessible in the winter?

We love the snow here in Lake Tahoe, but it does make for some questionable travel conditions at times. When snow or ice is in the forecast, it’s important to keep a close eye on the weather and road conditions. The Tahoe Daily Tribune and are two great sources to get current Lake Tahoe road conditions when you need them! Take it slow and plan ahead for a safe trip to Lake Tahoe in the winter!


Are you ready to explore Lake Tahoe in the winter? Book your stay at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel today! If there are any other questions you may have about Lake Tahoe or staying at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, please contact us, we’d love to hear from you!