Winter Activities

Sledding and tubing at Lake Tahoe

As winter rapidly approaches, it’s time to dust off that sled or invest in a new one and prepare for another season of sledding. Lake Tahoe offers the perfect location to venture out on a new sled or borrow a tube and sail down the groomed runs of area resorts.

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On the Hill: Kirkwood gets 14″ of Fresh Pow

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join On the Hill reporter Brian Hamilton for a powder run through the trees at Kirkwood. Winter came back to us last night and left us with 14 inches of fresh…

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Rhalves’ Banzai Tour Returns to Tahoe

This event showcases racing in its purest form with four at a time going head-to-head over natural terrain in ski and boarder-cross style action.

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Lake Tahoe Cross-Country Skiing: South Shore

Check out these fantastic ski areas on the South Shore, from granite domes to steep challenging mountain peaks.

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On the Hill: Early Snow at Northstar

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe ‘On the Hill’ reporter Matt Hardy for a cruise down Pinball at Northstar.  Northstar official report: 0″ new snow overnight, 0″ in last week Field report: Nicely groomed…

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Lake Tahoe Cross-Country Skiing: West Shore

Are you a cross-country skier? Don’t miss out on Sugar Pine Point on the west shore

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On the Hill: Backside Opens at Kirkwood

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe ‘On the Hill’ reporter Brian Hamilton for a run down Zachary at Kirkwood. Kirkwood received 8 feet of snow last week! This allowed them to open up way more…

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On the Hill: Heavenly’s Groomers are Today’s Best Bet

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe Daily Tribune reporter Brian Hamilton for a run down Upper Mombo at Heavenly. The recent storm has left a nice base and is allowing Heavenly to open more terrain….

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Activities for Non-Skiers in Tahoe

What else can you do in Tahoe, while everyone else is tearing up the slopes?

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On the Hill: Round-A-Bout is a Great Long Groomer

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe ‘On the Hill’ reporter Brian Hamilton for a run down Roundabout at Heavenly. Nice groomed runs are available for your enjoyment today. In the morning conditions have been slightly…

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On the Hill: Northstar’s Backside Open and Groomed

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe ‘On the Hill’ reporter Matt Hardy for a run down the newly opened and groomed backside at Northstar. Nine lifts spinning, 24 trails open (14 groomed), three terrain parks…

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Carve Tahoe Back with More Snow Sculptors

By Adam Jensen, ajensen@tahoedailytribune.com International teams are set to square off in a snow-carving competition at Northstar California this week. The second annual Carve Tahoe event begins Tuesday and runs through next weekend at and around the resort’s village. Each team will carve an original snow sculpture out of a 10-foot-by-10-foot-by-12-foot block of compacted man-made snow during…

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Ski Lake Tahoe: A Guide to Tahoe Ski Resorts

Peruse this overview of Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts. Find out where to ride, surface conditions, lift specials and more!

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On the Hill: Heavenly Opens Nevada Side

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe ‘On the Hill’ reporter Brian Hamilton at Heavenly. News for the day is Stagecoach is open and that means top to bottom skiing on the Nevada side! 8…

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On the Hill: Riding the Rails at Boreal

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe ‘On the Hill’ reporter Jenna Andrews for some tricks at Boreal’s progression park. From base lodge you can access 4 out of 6 main lifts and Woodward At Tahoe….

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Winter Hikes, More, Offered by Tahoe Rim Trail Association

By Tom Lotshaw, Tahoe Daily Tribune Tahoe Rim Trail Association kicks off several months of winter recreation events, programs and skills courses Saturday with a three-mile hike at Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Activities run through March. With a wimpy winter to date, this first hike may not require snowshoes as originally planned, but it will coincide…

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On the Hill: Northstar’s Grouse Alley

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe ‘On the Hill’ reporter Jenna Andrews at Northstar. Firm conditions exist, always ski and ride with caution. Breezy but sunny day on the mountain today. 47 gorgeous groomed runs…

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On the Hill: Sugar Bowl’s Lake View Groomed and Ready

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Breakdown: Join Tahoe ‘On the Hill’ reporter Matt Hardy for a snowy run down Lake View at Sugar Bowl Resort. Six lifts spinning, 17 trails open (all groomed). Sugar Bowl’s official report:…

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On the Hill: Blue Bird and Corduroy

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Join Tahoe Daily Tribune reporter Brian Hamilton for a run down Ridge Run at Heavenly. Blue bird and corduroy are the theme today. The weather is very nice, with next to…

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On the Hill: Heavenly is Perfect for Blue Bird Days

On the Hill, brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, brings you a video report showcasing Tahoe’s ski conditions every day. Today’s activity: Another groomer blue bird day at Heavenly with Brian Hamilton! They are keeping their runs very nice considering the lack of recent snowfall. With runs on the California side open and…

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