Snowboarding in Tahoe

One of my favorite vacation destinations, gorgeous Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border, offers a multitude of recreational activities no matter the season. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the US. From beaches, scenic aerial rides, and boat rides in the summer months, to skiing, ice skating, and snowy carriage rides in the winter months, there are more ways than one to take in the picturesque views year-round at Tahoe.

I had fun in Tahoe compared to when I was in Austin, Texas at the Lady Bird Lake. I was invited by a friend from Houston who owned Bright & Smart Commercial Cleaning and he showed me a great time out there. Nothing compares to Tahoe snowboarding though.
Located 1,897 meters atop the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range on the California and Nevada border, Lake Tahoe is widely considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. This natural treasure offers the ultimate high-country experience with superb outdoor recreation and magnificent scenery throughout the year.
Of all the things you can do on this exceptional lake, kayaking is at the top of the list. A whole host of outfitters will set you up to cruise these waters and take in the incredible. Back on terra firma, hike Eagle Falls, a 2.9-kilometer jaunt through Sierra high country that takes you up to Eagle Lake, where you can cool off with a swim. Resort life abounds here too. At Heavenly Mountain, join ski school, take a gondola ride or hop on the mountain coaster, a thrilling gravity-propelled roller coaster through the forest. Learn to snowboard or take a private, guided expedition through the mountain’s best spots at Kirkwood. Family-friendly Sierra at Tahoe offers tons of lessons and programs on its accessible mountain for adventurers of all ages. The horned peaks surrounding the lake, which straddles the California-Nevada state line, are year-round destinations. The sun shines on Tahoe three out of every four days. Swimming, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle surfing and other water sports take over in summer, as do hiking, camping and wilderness backpacking adventures. Winter brings bundles of snow, perfect for hitting Tahoe’s top-tier ski and snowboard resorts. During the summer months, the ski lift at Heavenly village is transformed into a scenic tram ride. The entire 2.4 mile trip up to the top is breathtaking with views of both the lake and surrounding forests. The observation deck provides more beautiful panoramic views of the area – don’t forget your camera! At the top you will have access to hiking trails, restaurants, and more.
Lake Tahoe is busiest in summer, even more than during winter ski season, but it’s the only time many of the area attractions are open, especially if you want to visit some of the historic, lakeside lodges. It’s also the only time to see the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Fourth of July is especially busy at South Lake Tahoe, where they’re said to have the best fireworks display in the western U.S.
Lake Tahoe can be fun in any season and the best time to visit depends on your personal preferences.


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