Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of America’s natural wonders. Set in the high Sierra, this region straddles the state line on California and Nevada. This unique location combines the fun and excitement of the Nevada casinos in a alpine mountain setting. From indoor diversions to outdoor recreation and activities Lake Tahoe has something for everyone any time of year.

Lake Tahoe Facts

At an elevation of 6225 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake on the North American Continent, boasting 72 miles of shoreline– 43 in California and 29 in Nevada. It is the 2nd deepest lake in the USA, the 3rd deepest lake in North America and the 8th deepest lake in the world. The water in Lake Tahoe is approximately 99.7% pure – close to the purity of store bought distilled water, making it the 2nd cleanest body of water in the world. For more Lake Tahoe facts visit the official government site.


Multiple Ski Resorts dot the area for both skiing and snowboard enthusiasts. Within South Lake Tahoe, the Heavenly Ski Resort is the largest of the mountains, featuring both a California and a Nevada base lodge. It is located within 1 1 /2 miles of the downtown casino nightlife and a variety of casual and fine dining restaurants. Kirkwood Ski Resort is within 45 minutes to most south shore locations. It boasts the highest base lodge elevation at 7,800 feet (1,200 feet above lake level), the highest annual snowfall and offers nearly every type of terrain imaginable…it’s not just for experts. Sierra-at-Tahoe “Everybody Just Chill” is on the way to Tahoe coming over Highway 50 from Sacramento. Good stop for the family to ski on your way up or on your way home. If you don’t ski or snowboard, don’t let that stop you. Go snowmobiling, take a sleighride, or go ice skating. There’s plenty for everyone to do here at Lake Tahoe.


When Summer comes and the snow recedes, outdoor activities abound. Of course, the lake is a centerpiece for boating. But there is also golf, tennis, hiking, horseback riding and more at Lake Tahoe. Rent a bike and ride the miles of scenic bike trails. Or go horseback riding with one of the many outfitters around the lake. Whitewater rafting is also an exciting experience for the whole family. However, many people forego all the action and escape to South Lake Tahoe to unwind, relax, finding peace and quiet. It’s all here! Click here to find South Lake Tahoe condo rentals.