Hope everyone enjoyed waking up an hour earlier today! We have had our coffee, rubbed the sleep out of our eyes, and now we are ready for that extra hour this evening. Spring in Lake Tahoe is beautiful. Although the first couple of days may be rough, we love when Daylight Savings rolls around.
Although we woke up an hour earlier today, the sunrise was gorgeous to watch. Nothing beats the feeling of being the only person on a beach or pier, watching the sun come up over the mountains in the east, flooding the lake with sunlight. Franciscan’s Lakeside Lodge is located location on its own private beach which makes it the perfect North Lake Tahoe hotel to come to enjoy the changing seasons.
Spring in Lake Tahoe also means that we get an extra hour in the evening. Tahoe gets an average of around 300 sunny days per year, making it the perfect place to enjoy the longer days that spring brings. Hang out on the pier or on your own private deck at Franciscan Lodge to soak up the sunshine. For more adventurous types, rent a paddle board or kayak to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Just don’t fall in!
The ski resorts in Tahoe also are mostly open through May. Squaw Valley is even projecting that they will open July 4th this year, thanks to record snowfall in the Sierra. Tahoe has often been called the spring skiing capital, and it lives up to that name. All of the mountains host events and live music, the weather is mild and sunny, and there is plenty of deck space to enjoy an ice cold drink after a day on the slopes. We’ve all seen photos of t-shirt and bikini clad skiers and shredders on the slopes, and that is what spring skiing in Tahoe is all about.
Spring time in North Lake Tahoe is also a great time to drink in the scenery. Trees and plants are budding, bringing life to the basin after the long winter. The snow melt raises the lake levels, making for gorgeous vistas from some of your favorite beaches. There are fewer crowds, so you can really hunker down and make that beach that’s usually crowded your own for an afternoon. As the snow melts, more hiking and biking trails open up, and conditions are perfect for exploring. Try going to either Paige Meadows or Skunk Harbor to enjoy the wildflowers in bloom.
We could go on and on about spring in Tahoe, but you’re just going to have to come up and see it for yourself. Right now we are making it easier than ever to save during Daylight Savings, with up to 30% off select room types. Click here for more information, and to book your getaway.