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Summer and Winter Activities at Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals

During the summer months, Lake Tahoe enjoys long summer days and clear blue skies. Most people spend their leisure time out on the water. Favorite activities include fishing, waterskiing, wake boarding and boating. A number of areas are popular with sailboats. At some of the resorts, you can rent canoes and go exploring on the lake's shores. Some of the vacation homes located on Lake Tahoe have private jetties where you can moor your boat for the duration of your stay. There are several resorts and casinos that provide gaming and entertainment.

During the winter months, the area becomes a snow sports adventure land. There are more than 8,800 acres of ski trails in the South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals region alone. The ski resorts have miles of groomed ski runs which include downhill runs as well as cross country trails. Several of the resorts also have snowboarding terrain parks for those who want to show off their skills. While it is a very popular skiing destination, there are so many different ski runs that the slopes seldom feel crowded, even in peak season.

Best Time of Year to Visit Lake Tahoe Cabins

Lake Tahoe is one of those beautiful destinations that can be visited all year long. If you are looking for tranquility and seclusion, your best option is to visit during the spring or fall when there are fewer visitors to the lake. During the summer months, many families come to enjoy the water and the surrounding mountains. The season starts from early June and runs through to September. The peak summer season is during the months of July and August. In the winter, the ski season starts soon after the first solid snowfalls. These generally occur by the beginning of December. The ski season lasts until April, depending on the snowfall and weather conditions. The peak ski season is from December to February.

Visitors to Lake Tahoe Lodging

While there are many different accommodation options in Lake Tahoe, it is generally an up-market travel destination. Many well-known celebrities have vacation homes on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Generally, the homes are large and luxurious. The decor is stylish and most homes have views from the lounge and living areas that take in the view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Those who enjoy boating and water sports can be seen out on the lake during the warmer summer months. When the snowfalls occur, waterskis are exchanged for snow skis as winter sport enthusiasts head out to the ski slopes in the area. It is a destination for those who appreciate nature and enjoy the outdoors.

Getting to Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a high-altitude alpine lake tucked away in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. It is the largest alpine lake at altitude to be found in the United States. The lake borders two states: The east shore of Lake Tahoe Nevada and the North Shore, West Shore and South Shore of Lake Tahoe in California, although the largest surface of the lake is technically within California. The closest major airport, the Reno Lake Tahoe International Airport, is located in Nevada. It is located approximately 35 miles north of the lake. There are frequent shuttle busses that provide transport from the airport to major resorts on the lake in season. Alternatively. taxis provide point-to-point transfers. Car rental can also be easily arranged upon arrival. As an alternative, visitors can route via Sacramento International Airport which is approximately 70 miles west of Lake Tahoe. There are good road links to both California and Nevada, and many visitors are from the surrounding areas.

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