Lake Tahoe has been named the Spring Skiing Capital, and it’s easy to see why. There is something so quintessentially Californian about skiing down the slopes in a T-shirt, or even just a swimsuit. We’ve all seen those pictures, and you can make it your reality. With the miracle March we’ve been having, many ski resorts are planning on staying open through April, and some into May.
Many ski resorts also celebrate spring in a variety of ways–from Diamond Peak’s family-friendly festivals and events to free music at Squaw and Alpine and Northstar. There are a lot of reasons to head up to the mountains this spring. Be sure to inquire at our front desk about discounted Diamond Peak lift tickets for lodging guests.
Many hikes in the springtime are still covered in snow, but that makes them almost more beautiful! Enjoy a snowshoeing adventure instead of a hike next time you visit. Need snowshoe rentals? Check out Tahoe Dave’s, located just one mile from The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge.
With snow melting from the mountains by the gallon, spring in Tahoe is the perfect time to check out some of the stunning waterfalls around the lake. From small rivers and streams to big, roaring waterfalls, you won’t be disappointed with what you find. Check out a few of our favorite hikes here.
Paddleboarding and Kayaking
In the spring, the weather is warm, the sun is shining, but summer hasn’t really hit yet. In our opinion, this time of year is one of the best times to explore Lake Tahoe from the water. Enjoy glassy waters, peaceful beaches, and stunning views from a paddleboard or kayak. Visit Tahoe Adventure Company next door to The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge to rent your own kayak or paddleboard for the day.
Take to the Trees
If you’re over winter, the Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park is the perfect place to welcome the changing seasons. Open daily during spring break periods and on weekends in alternating locations, the Tahoe Vista Treetop Adventure Park is just one mile from The Franciscan, and is fun for people of all athletic abilities. Challenge yourself on obstacle courses through the trees, and move from the platform to the ground on ziplines.
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the 72 mile scenic drive around Lake Tahoe. There is less traffic, fewer crowds at the attractions, and stunning vistas of snow capped peaks surrounding the jewel of the Sierras.
Ready for your spring adventure in North Lake Tahoe? Book your stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge today to get the best rate available!