South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
South Lake Tahoe has four fantastic ski resorts to choose from with over 8000 acres of terrain combined. Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, and Sierra-at-Tahoe are all worth a visit.
Skiing South Lake Tahoe FAQs
Where is the best place to ski in South Lake Tahoe?
The southern part of Lake Tahoe is home to four ski resorts – Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, and Sierra-at-Tahoe.
Heavenly Resort features 4630 acres of skiable terrain, and a vertical rise of 3500 feet. Skiers have 97 trails to choose from, with the longest run at 5.5 miles. Heavenly is also home to 2 terrain parks. Trail distribution is at 20% easy, 45% intermediate, and 35% advanced. Annual snowfall is at 360 inches.
Homewood Ski resort is on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, and features fabulous views of the lake and over 450 inches of snowfall annually. It is the smallest of the four, with 60 trails across 1260 acres, but 50% of that terrain is dedicated to intermediate trails.
Kirkwood is another option with 2300 acres of skiable terrain. It has 86 trails, and 354 inches of snow. Terrain breakdown is at 12% beginner, 30% intermediate, 38% advanced, 20% expert.
Sierra-at-Tahoe has 2000 acres of skiable terrain, with some of the area’s best beginner terrain. Locals and visitors alike love some of the most accessible backcountry terrain in Tahoe right from the resort, and the opportunities to ski in one of Tahoe’s only remaining old growth forests.
Which South Lake Tahoe resort is best for beginners?
Sierra-at-Tahoe is the best South Lake Tahoe resort for beginners, with 500 acres dedicated to green trails, or 25% of the skiable terrain.
Is Lake Tahoe good for skiing?
The 15 world-class ski resorts in Lake Tahoe are world renowned for skiing. Heavenly is one of the most popular resorts for skiing due to its long, epic runs, incredible views and huge terrain.
How much does it cost to ski in South Lake Tahoe?
The total daily cost to ski at the major resorts in South Lake Tahoe, including ski rental, lift ticket, lunch and accommodation is as follows:
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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TYPES OF SKI RENTAL PACKAGES (DEMO, PERFORMANCE, SPORT)?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON TAHOE SKI AND SNOWBOARD RENTALS?
Save 10% by booking your Black Tie Ski rental on TripOutside! Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees availability of equipment.
HOW DOES SKI RENTAL DELIVERY WORK?
Don’t ever wait in line at the ski shop again! Black Tie Ski Delivery’s hassle-free delivery service will save you time, which means you’ll have more time on the slopes to enjoy with family and friends. They open earlier and stay open later to ensure the best delivery time for guests and to provide slope side assistance when needed.
Fittings are generally done the night before your first day of skiing, this way you can wake up stress-free and have everything you need to hit the slopes for first tracks. Certified ski rental technicians will select and deliver your ski or snowboard equipment to your lodging property at your scheduled delivery time. Their ski technicians will custom fit you with the latest ski and board equipment based on your rental package, ability level, and the current snow conditions. Their delivery vans come fully stocked with lots of options and sizes so they can be sure all of your equipment fits properly.
Returns are just as convenient and easy as delivery. When you are finished with your rentals, Black Tie Ski Delivery will come back to your lodging and retrieve the equipment with no need to intrude on your dining or travel plans.