Best Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

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There are few winter destinations in the US more beautiful than Lake Tahoe. Ski resorts here are usually open from November through April, making now the perfect time to start planning your Lake Tahoe getaway. Keep reading for a guide to the best Lake Tahoe ski resorts -- each has great things to offer on your winter vacation.

Best Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts: Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort

Northstar-at-Tahoe might be the best Lake Tahoe ski resort to learn how to ski or snowboard. Group lessons are available for all ages, as well as private and semi-private instruction from the Burton Snowboard Academy. You'll start by learning how to stand on your board, and by the end of the afternoon, you'll be gliding down the mountain with poise.

Northstar is also frequently rated Lake Tahoe's best family ski resort, as well as the best Lake Tahoe resort for snowboarders. When you visit, you have your choice of hotel-style accommodations, condos, or mountain homes.

Best Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts: Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, has some of the most challenging slopes of all the Lake Tahoe ski resorts, including a non-stop 2000-foot descent. Squaw is a top Lake Tahoe destination for snowboarders, too, with world-class terrain parks. But don't let all this intimidate you -- there are plenty of slopes for beginning and intermediate skiers, as well as lessons, ice skating, snow tubing, and snowshoeing.

Best Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts: Heavenly

The name says it all, doesn't it? This Lake Tahoe ski resort boasts incredible panoramic views of the lake from its peaks, and the slopes aren't bad, either. You'll find the longest mountain descent in Lake Tahoe at 5.5 miles, a 3,500-foot vertical drop, and the most skiable acres (4,800) of all the Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Nestled right on the California-Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe, you're just minutes away from the casinos on the Nevada side. Everything in Lake Tahoe is out-of-this-world beautiful, but Heavenly is where you'll find the very best views and scenery in the area.

Lake Tahoe ski resorts offer the best of everything -- mountain sports, scenery, entertainment, family fun, and romace. It's a fantastic place for a weekend getaway or a winter vacation retreat.

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