Lake Tahoe - the largest alpine lake in North America--is recognized for its timeless beauty and has an international reputation as an outdoor recreational Mecca. The combination of outdoor activities, world-class skiing, entertainment, nightlife, dining and gaming identifies its unique character. As a regional destination marketing organization, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is marketed as “Tahoe South” and represents the South Shore of Lake Tahoe from Glenbrook, Nevada to Emerald Bay, California.
With more than $500 million of capital investments in the last two years, Tahoe South continues to attract visitors with an influx of desirable lodging, local craft breweries, innovative dining experiences, unique retail stores, and new offerings at South Shore’s ski resorts. For the 2016/17 winter season, additional non-stop air-service into Reno/Tahoe International Airport is available from Atlanta and Dallas, adding to the recent non-stops from New York (JFK), Orange County, and Long Beach. From the airport’s baggage claim non-stop to the lake, South Tahoe Airporter’s round-trip luxury motorcoach service allows travelers to opt for a car-free winter vacation. International visitors connect easily through gateways including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento.
Lake Tahoe boasts some of the highest annual snowfall totals in the entire country while still averaging more than 300 days of sunshine each year. The resorts, all offer panoramic mountains vistas and breathtaking lake views. High above those sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique mountain resorts on the planet. Combining 4,800 acres of off-the-grid terrain with high-octane, non-stop nightlife, Heavenly offers a resort experience like no other. Visitors to Heavenly come prepared to go “all-in” because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. Apres ski is a serious tradition here starting with Heavenly’s UnBuckle party complete with gogo dancers and DJ at the Tamarack Lodge. Or stroll through the Heavenly Village and nearby Chateau at the Village offering outdoor firepits, music and your favorite libation before you hit the casinos for a lucky hand of black jack, a show or some nightclub dancing. The clear alpine lake with snowcapped mountain backdrop while snowshoeing, snowmobiling through the pine-scented trees, or skiing through fluffy powder provides a magical experience and creates memories that last a lifetime. The region appeals to those looking to see snow for the first time and to the hard-cord snowsport powder hounds. And non-skiers have their own chance to experience mountain fun starting with a scenic Gondola ride with breathtaking lake views, an exhilarating tubing hill and the fantastic restaurant at the Tamarack Lodge.
With year round, 24/7 outdoor and indoor activity in Tahoe South, there’s an energy and vibe here that’s undeniable. With 39 trillion gallons of liquid blue at this destination’s epicenter, there’s clearly something in the water!