5 Wonderful Winter Activities around South Lake Tahoe

January 4th, 2018 by Property Alliance

Lake Tahoe offers a plethora of activities all year round, but winter is especially magical. From fun sleigh and gondola rides to snowshoeing, there’s a little something for everyone, including the younger members of your family!

Sleigh Rides

Nothing says winter family fun like a horse drawn sleigh ride. The Borges Family has been offering their sleigh rides since 1967.

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Catch beautiful scenic views of Lake Tahoe as you make your way through the woods. The Borges Family sleigh rides are conveniently located within walking distance of most hotels and restaurants in the South Lake Tahoe area. The sleigh rides can be found in the field on the corner of Lake Parkways East and Highway 50 across from Mont Blue’s Casino Parking Lot.

UTV Tour

Heavenly Ski Resort is offering a new adventure… guided UTV Tours!

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These tours take you from the top of the gondola traverse to Blue Sky Terrace. You’ll stop in between to hear about Lake Tahoe and the environment. There are also opportunities to take rare photos of the landscape so you won’t want to miss out on your chance. Tickets for the winter UTV Tours can only be bought at the top of the gondola. The tours are $35 per person.

Snowmobile Adventures

Lake Tahoe Adventures offers several snowmobiling adventures that will take you through some of the best snowmobiling back country you’ve ever experienced.

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Tours vary in length with the two-hour tour being the most popular. No matter which package you choose, guides will take you through Hope Valley in twists and turns that will keep your heart racing. There are many scenic opportunities to take advantage of while on your tour including views of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Helmets, boots, and gloves are included in the price of the package. Goggles and snowsuits are available to rent.


Trek through 60 kilometers of groomed trails as you snowshoe at Kirkwood Ski Resort.

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The trails are nestled in the Alpine Valley with three interconnected trail systems. Choose a beginner, intermediate or advanced trail for your skill level. All needed equipment is available for rental. Snowshoeing is a great alternative if you don’t ski but still want to explore the terrain. Children are also welcome to snowshoe at Kirkwood Ski Resort.

Gondola Ride

Who said gondola rides were only in Venice? Take a winter gondola ride at Heavenly Ski Resort where you will experience one of the best views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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The ride is just over two miles with a stop at the observation deck for beautiful views and photo opportunities. You can also grab a hot cup of cocoa and a snack before finishing your ride to the top at Tamarack Lodge. Meet up with friends and catch live music Monday-Thursday. There’s so much to do and see you’ll wonder why you haven’t taken this gondola ride sooner!

We love South Lake Tahoe for many reasons, but access to fabulous winter activities is one of our top reasons. Choose one or all of these activities and make memories you won’t soon forget!

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