Check out our 2016-2017 handy guide to all the Lake Tahoe area ski resorts! It’s the fastest way to browse lift ticket prices and compare Tahoe resorts to find the perfect one for you. How much is a lift ticket at Lake Tahoe ski resorts?View the latest prices for single day adult and child lift tickets at Lake Tahoe ski areas.
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South Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
|Sierra at Tahoe||$84||12||46||2000||25/50/25|
North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
|Boreal||$29 to $59||5||25||30/55/15|
|Donner Ski Ranch||$45||6||40||435||25/50/25|
South Lake Tahoe Cross-Country/Nordic Ski Areas
|Camp Richardson Resort 530-542-6584||Varies||35||Snowshoeing, moonlight cross-country skiing.|
|Hope Valley Cross-Country 530-694-2266||Free||100||Groomed meadows, with full-moon, wildlife tours, backcountry seminars offered.|
|Kirkwood X-Country Center 209-258-7248||$22||80||80 km of groomed trails, diverse terrain for all skill levels.|
|Spooner Lake(East Shore) 775-749-5349||$22||101||All levels, ovenight stay in a wilderness cabin.|
North Lake Tahoe Cross-Country/Nordic Ski Areas
|Clair Tappaan Lodge 530-426-3632||$7||12||Snowshoeing, moonlight cross-country skiing, overnight stay and trips.|
|Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area 530-583-5475||$22||65||Full-moon tours, backcountry seminars.|
|Royal Gorge Cross Country Area 530-426-3871||$30||195||Ski-and-stay packages, learn to cross country ski clinics and special events|
|Northstar at Tahoe Cross Country 800-Go-North||$25||50||Groomed trails and diverse terrain for all skill levels.|
|Squaw Creek Nordic 800-403-0206||Varies||18||400 acres, with mostly beginner terrain.|
|Tahoe Donner Cross Country 530-587-9484||$24||85||Varied scenery, from pines and aspens to climbing peaks to gentle rolling hills.|
Local Tahoe Weather Forecast
When planning your Tahoe trip/vacation, check out our top picks for weather forecasting services below for the most accurate Lake Tahoe area weather, road and snow conditions:
- South Lake Tahoe, CA – 7 Day Forecast by the National Weather Service
- North Lake Tahoe, CA – 7 Day Forecast by the National Weather Service
- Snow forecast for the Lake Tahoe Area by Tahoe Weather Discussion aka “No hype Lake Tahoe Weather”
- Tahoe Weather Geek – an easy to read weather forecast for Lake Tahoe; forecast updated daily.
Winter/Snow Driving Tips
Be prepared; tips on how to drive safely on roads with snow and ice:
Before driving to Tahoe, check with the Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN) 800.427.7623 (a good number to store on your phone) for up to the minute road, traffic conditions and chain control check points when you are driving to Tahoe.
*If you don’t know how or don’t want to install your snow chains, there will be snow chain installers at chain control checkpoints; the cost is $30 for an snow chain installation and $15 for snow chain removal. Caltrans set the prices and provides permits but the installers are their own bosses.
Tip: if you need snow chains, search on craigslist.org for good deals; make sure you purchase the correct tire size chains to fit your tires.
Types of Tahoe Area Chain Controls/Requirements (always carry tire snow chains, Tahoe mountain weather conditions change rapidly; don’t be caught without chains in snow or roads with black ice).