Archive for the ‘Winter Activities’ category

Fun Activities for the Whole Family!

January 6, 2012

As we all know we are going through a slight delay in winter you might ask yourself what other activities can we do in Lake Tahoe. Well we have many options for you!

Even though with the lack of snow the resorts are doing their best with making snow to make the best possible conditions! Heavenly has over 24 runs open and a base of 24 inches. Take advantage of the spring skiing in January. Here is a short video showing what you could be missing out on!

If skiing doesn’t spark your interest we also have several golf courses that open in the Carson/Reno area. Carson valley golf course offers an amazing 18 holes that is just minutes away from South Lake Tahoe. You can check out their rates and specials by clicking here.

If an outdoor activity is just not what you’re looking for enjoy the spas of Tahoe. You have the MontBleu Resort and Spa, Waters Day Spa, or Elements Spa.  They all offer the relaxation and comfort that you’re looking for!

Come up and stay with us at The Pine Cone Resort or take advantage of our vacation rentals at!


What To Do In South Lake Tahoe?

March 1, 2011

Serving as the Winter Wonderland of California, Lake Tahoe offers several outdoor activities for people of all ages. Whether you are travelling with a couple of your close buddies, looking for a romantic getaway or taking the kids on a snowy escapade, the snow covered Sierras and stunning blue lake will serve as the landscape you need for your winter adventures.

  • Skiing/Snowboarding- With 7 premier ski resorts close by, you’ll be sure to find the terrain for your skill level.
  • Ice Skating/Tubing – a seasonal ice skating rink is installed at Heavenly Village and almost every ski resort has a tubing option for the kids who are looking for a quick thrill on the mountain.
  • Snowmobiling– if you’re looking for a unique way to experience the Sierras, this is the adventure for you. Several tour companies in the area will give you access to exciting trails that are easy to navigate for the whole family.
  • Photography Tours- This is the perfect activity to feed your creativity. Several tours offer transportation to the most beautiful “secret” spots around the lake. A real treat for all photographers and nature lovers.

Boreal Opens

October 29, 2010

Attention all you skiers and boarders.  Boreal, over on Interstate 80 at Donner Summit, opened at 9am this morning for the 2010-2011 ski season.

Check out their website HERE.

Blades Of Steel

February 16, 2010

Ah yes…nothing like gliding along the ice on sharpened blades of steel. Has the Winter Olympics gotten you all heated up with ice skating fever?

If the answer to the above question is yes and you’re coming to Tahoe then you’re certainly in luck. Although for a long period of time the only ice rink was at Squaw Valley that has changed considerably in the past ten years or so. At last count there are now six. Two of them are at south shore, two at Squaw Valley, one  over on the north shore at Northstar Village, and one just a little south of Tahoe at the  Kirkwood Ski Resort.

So…if your idea of winter fun doesn’t include the intensity of zooming down the side of a mountain with two high-tech wooden bed slats tied to your feet then maybe you should give ice skating a try.

South Shore

South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena
Heavenly Village

North Shore

Northstar Ice Rink

Squaw Valley

Olympic Ice Pavilion
Resort At Squaw Creek

South Of The Tahoe Area

Village Ice Rink At Kirkwood

Sledding And Tubing Fun

February 2, 2010

Want to take the kids for some sledding and tubing adventures? Well, there are certainly plenty of choices around with steep enough hills to have some thrills and spills.

First, a couple of good free spots:

1. At Spooner Junction, where US 50 and Hwy 28 intersect, there is a great sledding hill with ample free parking. We’ve tried this one personally and it’s great.

2. Just past Camp Richardson, adjacent to Fallen Leaf Lake Road, there are some good spots. You can see them from Hwy 89. Parking may be a little trickier here.

If you don’t mind paying:

Hansen’s Resort

Echo Summit Snow Park
Requires payment for a parking permit. This is at the site of a former ski resort so there are a variety of challenges for sledding and tubing.

Also, most of the ski resorts now offer areas for sledding and tubing so it would be a good idea to check them out.

Forever Holiday

January 2, 2010

After celebration of the New Year, and Christmas the week before that, many think it’s all over for a year or at least until July 4th rolls around. This, however, is not so.

You’ve been up here enough to realize Lake Tahoe is not just another place. It’s special. It has scenic qualities that are not duplicated anywhere else in the world. Add to that the crystal clear water of the lake and the crisp, clean mountain air and one might think it just can’t get any better…but there’s more.

When you factor in year around recreation of every imaginable kind and stir in 24 hour gambling and entertainment the end result is one huge, non-stop celebration.

Winter has only just gotten started. It can only get better. Gather up the family and c’mon up here and enjoy the fun. There is always something exciting to do.

Snowshoeing And Cross Country Skiing

December 15, 2009

For those of you who prefer snowshoeing through the woods or cross country skiing there are a couple of outstanding places not far from South Lake Tahoe.

The closest is Camp Richardson Resort. It’s located on Hwy 89 just a couple of miles from the intersection with US 50. They offer groomed trails and lots of forest. Rentals are available.

Heading the other direction, on Hwy 28, less than a mile from its intersection with US 50 at Spooner Junction, is Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area. They have beautifully groomed trails and offer equipment rentals.