LAKE TAHOE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - With fresh powder on the ground, and more on the way, Lake Tahoe is once again the place to be this winter. Today, TahoesBest.com, Lake Tahoe's busiest travel & tourism site, announced the best things to do and places to stay during this winter's Tahoe vacation.
"We've been waiting with eyes on the sky for a winter storm, and it's looking like Mother Nature has finally gotten the hint," explains Lindsey Skinner, editor of TahoesBest.com, "so get out on the slopes, the X-Country trails and the sledding hills and enjoy the fresh powder."
What to do this winter in Lake Tahoe:
1 - Downhill Skiing/Boarding - what else?
With snow on the ground, and more on the forecast, it's all about skiing and riding in Lake Tahoe. Ski resorts have been busy making snow at night, and the weather report looks even more promising. Ski through the fresh powder this vacation at one of the many incredible Lake Tahoe ski resorts.
2 - Sledding - great for the kids!
Get those sleds out of storage and the kids out on the hills. Granlibakken Lodge, located just outside of Tahoe City, offers sledding for $14 a day. Other sledding spots include Hansen's Resort ($5-$10) in South Lake Tahoe, and North Tahoe Park ($5).
3 - Borges Family Sleigh Ride - cuddle up with a sweetheart.
Snuggle up under and blanket and ride through the snowy meadows and to incredible views of Lake Tahoe. Rides are available 10 am to sunset, and range in price depending on age and duration. Snow and weather permitting, so check beforehand.
4 - Snowmobiling - zip through the powder.
Fly through the snow this winter on a snowmobile. Sierra Mountain Sports brings patrons hours of fun with operations 9 am - 5 pm daily. Two locations in South Lake Tahoe make it easy to zip through the snow, and rentals cost $55 per machine per half hour. This is one activity you don't want to miss.
5 - Cross Country Skiing - get out in the backcountry.
Strap on those skis and enjoy the multitude of trails around Lake Tahoe for Nordic skiing. Breathtaking views accompany a great work out, so get active this winter and enjoy the fresh snow and groomed trails.
Where to stay this winter in Lake Tahoe:
1 - 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club (South Lake Tahoe)
Located a quick hop away from the Lake, 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club is an incredible lodging option for this winter's trip to Lake Tahoe. Boasting an incredible South Lake location, this hotel (or vacation rental cabin, they have both) offers fully furnished rooms and balconies to enjoy the crisp winter air.
2 - Aston Lakeland Village (South Lake Tahoe)
Stretching over 19 acres of beautiful woodlands, Aston Lakeland Village boasts accommodations including the lodge and townhomes. On site amenities include laundry facilities, breakfast, fully equipped kitchens, and balconies. Use the on site ski & board shop before heading out to the slopes and enjoying the powder.
3 - Olympic Village Inn (Olympic Valley)
Take advantage of the untouched nature of Olympic Valley at Olympic Village Inn and enjoy two styles of suites. Both European style suites offer elegant accommodations, kitchenettes, bedroom and living areas. This family friendly resort is situated at the base of Squaw Valley ski area, and is a great option for Olympic Valley getaways.
4 - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (Incline Village)
Hyatt Regency offers everything in one place - and what a wonderful place it is! Incline Village is located on the Nevada side of North Lake Tahoe. Try your luck at the slots (on site casino), or enjoy a day relaxing at the Stillwater spa. Whatever the trip calls for, Hyatt Regency offers it.
5 - The Village at Northstar (Truckee/Donner)
Incredible lodging options at The Village at Northstar include studios to 4 bedroom family suites. The Village offers delicious restaurants, easy mountain access, and other fun winter activities. From ice skating to live music, The Village at Northstar has it all.
6 - The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing (Stateline, NV)
For the best lodging on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe, try The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing. This beautiful boutique lodge offers guests award winning accommodations equipped with kitchens and cozy fireplaces. Suites can sleep 1 - 6 people, so grab the whole gang and head to the home away from home at The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing.
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