The South Shore of Lake Tahoe is perfect for doing everything or doing nothing. This year round playground offers snow sports in the winter and unlimited outdoor recreation during the Summer and Spring months. For those who are looking for indoor activities the casinos offer big-name entertainment and gambling throughout the year. The south Shore of Lake Tahoe offers you major attractions while still allowing you to get away from it all and enjoy your own quiet vacation.
The winter months offer visitors and residents the chance to downhill ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski, and snowmobile. Skiers and snowboarders can test their skill at the world famous Heavenly Ski Resort. With runs rising 3000 vertical feet above the base lodge, you are sure to find a run that suits your style. Sierra-at-Tahoe ski area is 12 miles from the South Shore and Kirkwood Ski Area is just 30 minutes away.
Boating, swimming, golf, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing are just a few of the activities available for those visiting South Lake Tahoe during the warmer months. For those who enjoy boating, there are five boat marinas. In Tahoe Keys vacationers will find homes with their own private docks. On the South Shore beautiful sandy beaches can be found at El Dorado, Regan (free public boat launch), Pope, Camp Richardson, and Baldwin beaches.
For sightseeing and hiking you can visit California State Parks and National Parks like Tallac Historic Site and Emerald Bay with the Vikingsholm Castle. At nearby Fallen Leaf Lake you can begin your back-country hiking trip into Desolation Wilderness with its numerous trails and alpine lakes. Horseback Riding can be found at Camp Richardson Corral, Cascade Stables, and the Sunset Stables Ranch. Scenic and safe family bike rides can be taken along the Pope-Baldwin Bike Trail. Fishing for Mackinaw, Rainbow, and Brown trout can be done at Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, Fallen Leaf Lake, and Echo Lakes. Golfers looking to play the best course in Tahoe can go to South Shore's Edgewood golf course. This course plays host to the annual Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament. Golf can also be played at other local courses such as the Lake Tahoe Country Club, Bijou or Tahoe Paradise golf course.
The North Shore, often referred to as the Quiet Shore also has a bit of nightlife at the north stateline where there are a few casinos also. The clubs of Truckee, Tahoe City and many of the small villages that dot the shoreline each have their indivdual sence of fun. Incline Village is the jewel and is known as the best Wedding spot of the Lake. Many more ski areas from the mega hills of Squaw Valley to the family-friendly slopes of Homewood abound to give skiiers lots of choices as to where to ski today! See our Ski Map