We all know that Tahoe is known for its skiing in the winter months. But sometimes, you don’t feel like skiing. Maybe the weather isn’t cooperating, or maybe you just aren’t a skier. That’s fine, and we think that everyone should enjoy some of these other Lake Tahoe activities this winter. We here at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge have some suggestions of things to do in Tahoe that are not skiing.
Winter in Tahoe means snowy landscapes, fewer crowds, stunning sunsets, and calm water. Everything needed to have the perfect sightseeing adventure–take some photos, make some memories. Make a day of it and drive the 72 mile scenic drive around Lake Tahoe.
There are a few rinks in the Tahoe area, so put on some skates and do Tahoe on ice! Northstar has a rink with fire pits all around it, in the middle of the bustling Northstar Village. Truckee also boasts a rink lit beautifully by market lighting in the Truckee Regional Park, and you can head over to watch local broomball or hockey leagues play if you’re so inclined. Tahoe City Winter Sports Park offers a beautiful rink in the heart of Tahoe City, and be sure to grab a bite at Cafe Zenon while you’re there.
Treetop Adventure Park
The Tahoe Vista Treetop Adventure Park is located just one mile from The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge in the North Tahoe Regional Park. This aerial trekking course features aerial obstacle courses through the towering pines with views of Lake Tahoe, mixed with ziplines. Designed for folks of all athletic abilities and open all year in alternating locations, it is the perfect way to get a taste of adventure in North Lake Tahoe.
The North Tahoe Regional Park is located just one mile from The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, and there is so much to do there! The Treetop Adventure Park, disc golf, playing fields, groomed walking/snowshoeing/cross-country ski trails, and of course, sledding. Sledding is fun for all ages, and is a great way to enjoy the snow. Other nearby sledding hills include The Tahoe City Winter Sports Park and Granlibakken. Squaw Valley, Northstar, and Soda Springs also offer tubing-on designated courses with inflatable tubes.
Shop, Dine, and Explore
Many people come to Tahoe for an outdoor adventure, but there are also a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options available. Kings Beach offers festive S’more Saturdays, where local businesses give out prizes. There are a ton of galleries nearby featuring stunning works by local Tahoe photographers and artists, as well as breweries, eateries, and stores selling goods from apparel to gear to items made by local artisans.
Don’t miss out on the many activities that Tahoe has to offer in the winter months, book your stay today!