Lake Tahoe Vacation - An Easy Choice
A Lake Tahoe vacation practically plans itself after a half day of research. A vacation paradise, this alpine lake perched at 6,229 feet in the Sierra Nevada mountains, sparkles in the sun all year long.
The sun shines three days out of four, the air- crisp, clean mountain, and the surroundings, raw and splendid. The 22 mile long long lake, surrounded by towering granite mountains, supplies endless fun for all types.
Winter begins early at Lake Tahoe, depending on when the first big snows come. Usually by the first week in December enough white powder accumulates on the land, a combination of natural and man made, that all the ski resorts open.
And the snow, drops- on average 409 inches per year. The area around Lake Tahoe yields 14 downhill ski resorts and 10 cross-country ski centers. The full spectrum of winter weather enthusiasts relish in the winter wonderland; learning trails for beginning skiers, killer runs and tree skiing for the expert snow thrashers, a plethora of terrain parks and super pipes for snowboarders, and lovely but challenging trails winding through the forests for cross-country skiers.
A number of areas offer ice skating and tubing and sledding. Catch a ride with a pack of dogs and feel the rush on the back of a dog sled, or for more speed, check out the snowmobiling options. Of course, hundreds of miles of hiking trails dot the woods and countryside, perfect for hiking or snowshoeing during your Lake Tahoe vacation.
The spring, summer, and autumn months present even more options for the outdoor lover. Hike, mountain bike and horseback ride for miles in the mountain forests of Sierra Juniper and Sugar Pine and through the mountain valleys of wild yellow buttercups.
The lake and surrounding rivers and streams draws fishing enthusiasts from all over the country who want a chance to catch a 10 pound Mackinaw and fly fish for rainbow, brook, and brown trout. On the lake, water ski, sail, jet ski, kayak, and wind sail. A number of golf courses surround the lake with stunning backdrops of lake and mountain.
Casinos provide the nightlife on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, but nature calls to those who listen to the trees, mountains and magical lake. The raw beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin attracts most visitors.
There isn't anything better than a Lake Tahoe vacation!