Hands up who knew Nevada is the most mountainous of all the “lower 48” states in the USA?
With so much mountainous terrain, Nevada naturally promises some of the most spectacular skiing, riding, and winter adventure in North America. And the best place to experience it all is around the world-famous Lake Tahoe, one of the largest Alpine lakes in the world. Home to a total of 15 ski resorts, the annual snowfall in the area averages over 10 metres, making this slice of the Sierra Nevada mountains an epic winter playground for snow lovers of all ages and abilities.
On Lake Tahoe’s south side, you’ll find the state-straddling Heavenly Mountain Resort – famous among skiers and riders for its unmatched 3,500 vertical feet and 97 runs across 5,000 acres. It’s also a great place for families, thanks to the Heavenly Adventure Peak play park, with snow tubing, sledding, and the super fun Blue Streak Zip Line. Even better, if you already have an Epic Australia Pass you are ready to rock here too.
Be blown away by the jaw-dropping, wide-angle vistas of Lake Tahoe, ski over the Nevada-California state line, ride the Heavenly Gondola, and kick back in the 14,720-square-foot Tamarack Lodge for some of the best on-mountain restaurants in the skiing world. Be sure to hit Heavenly Village for great shopping, a huge range of restaurants and bars, open-air ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides and other entertainment.
Over on North Lake Tahoe, you’ll find the small-but-mighty Diamond Peak Ski Resort, also known as Tahoe’s hidden gem. With a welcoming atmosphere, its biggest drawcard is the basin’s incomparable “Big Blue” panoramas—especially from the Snowflake Lodge deck, where skiers and riders can reward themselves with hot cocoa or a signature Snowflake Snuggler from the Million Dollar View Bar.
Another local favourite on the North Side is Mt. Rose Ski Resort. Mt. Rose boasts the highest base in Tahoe and has been a local fave since the 1930s. These days, it brings skiers and snowboarders over 1200+ acres and 60 trails accessed by the resort’s eight lifts. Mt Rose offers something for everyone with 50% of the trails graded expert or advanced, and 50% beginner or intermediate. In addition to its assortment of exciting trails, Mt. Rose offers three terrain parks: Badlands and DoubleDown, both of which are located in the Slide Bowl and filled with table tops, boxes and rails plus Pondo Park, a progression park on the Main Side of the resort.
Snowshoeing Mount Rose Wilderness Area
One of our favourite things to do in Lake Tahoe (outside of the skiing and snowboarding) is to head to the Mount Rose Wilderness Area, and explore the stunning snowshoe trails. A pretty cruisy, about 1.5 km walk takes you up to breathtaking views over the Lake. Then after your hike, head down the hill to the Hyatt to heat things up by the fire at the Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village. The sprawling indoor restaurant and lounge boasts big, beautiful fireplaces and towering windows with incredible views, but the real action is outside—at the lakefront fire pit. We can think of few better places to perch up for a stunning Lake Tahoe sunset (and maybe a sundowner or two).
For a great Tahoe Nevada snow deal check out Mogul Ski World’s specials like these:
HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE RESORT
The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is a full-service resort set right on the lake in Nevada. With a world-class spa, delicious cuisine and inviting guestrooms to luxurious amenities and services, you’ll experience an incomparable mountain escape in Lake Tahoe.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 7 nights accommodation in a King Room plus 6-day Epic Lift Passes for 2 adults and transfers.
Edgewood Tahoe evokes a warm elegance with custom natural wood furnishings and handcrafted architectural details. Rooms include gas fireplaces, soaking tubs, and private terraces, and the property is home to three restaurants, the Edgewood Spa, a lakeside heated infinity pool and hot tub. The gated resort has on demand Mercedes sprinter vans ensuring a quick five-minute shuttle ride to Heavenly Resort and the nearby popular restaurants.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Book your stay before August 31st and save 30%, plus our exclusive benefits:
- Daily breakfast credit of $60USD per room, per day
- $100 resort services credit (one per room, per stay)
- No resort fees
- Flexible cancellation policy
Getting there is easy – Reno is one of the friendliest airports anywhere and just get shuttles or rentals for fast access to the resorts. There are direct flights from 20 destinations, including all the major USA gateway airports – check options here.