The best ski resorts on Lake Tahoe

Are you looking for the best ski resort for your next family vacation or a place where you can unleash your adventurous side? If your answer is yes, then we’ve got what you’re looking for.

Squaw Valley Resort:

Known for hosting the 1960 winter Olympics, Squaw Valley resort maintains a vibrant ski culture on It brings out your adventurous side, that is elevated by the view of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters and the inspirations of the beautiful mountains in the background.

Squaw valley offers trails and slopes that benefit skiers of all levels. For beginners, there’s learning zones that puts you in the middle of the Alpine scenery. For the advanced skiers, there’s slopes and bowls that’ll boost your adventurous side, challenging you every step of the way.

With the consistent snowfall in the area, skiers can enjoy skiing and snowboarding well into springtime. Squaw Valley is known to have one of the longest skiing and snowboarding seasons in America.

Not only does Squaw Valley offer great ski slopes, but they also offer one of the best scenic views in the country. They offer friendly and majestic experiences that any family or adventurous person would enjoy. From hitting the slopes to shopping in the Village shop, Squaw Valley has it all.

Alpine Meadows:

Just on the other side of the valley, lies the Alpine Meadows. It’s known for it’s sprawling terrian and lake views. Alpine Meadows is an adventurous person’s scenic playground. It’s the perfect place for those seeking a family vacation that’s off the radar.

Alpine Meadows is a 15 minute shuttle from the Squaw Valley Resort. It’s lined with Chalet-style lodges and hospitality that puts skiing and riding experiences at the frontline. This beautiful resort lies on 2,400 acres that has more than 100 trails lining the mountains. Among these mountains are well-groomed slopes for the avid skier and beginners alike.

Since these two resorts have always been drawn to each other, the owner of the Squaw Valley resort bought out the Alpine Meadows in 2011. They plan to add a gondola that will transport guests of the Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley. This gondola would connect the two resorts so that the guest don’t have to drive between the two resorts. As of now guests still have to drive or shuttle between the two resorts.

So, whether your looking to unleash your adventurous side or planning a vacation for the family, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are the best ski resorts that Lake Tahoe has to offer. When you plan your next trip, keep these beautiful, scenic resorts in mind: you won’t be sorry.