In the winter, Tahoe is the place for cold-weather sport and play. Snow turns South Lake Tahoe’s Bijou Community Park into a flat expanse for an easy snowshoe or cross country skiing adventure. Rent a tube or saucer or bring your own for endless rides down the 400-ft hill at nearby Hansen’s resort or head to the ice skating rink at Heavenly Village, open daily from 10am to 8pm from November through Easter.
Lake Tahoe is Northern California’s year-round adventure destination and South Lake Tahoe is its capital. South Lake is the most built up stretch of the shore and owes much of its success to the nearby Nevada-California stateline just across which several world class casinos, including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, have been operating for decades. But South Lake is about much more than gambling. Nestled against the southern rim of Lake Tahoe, this town is an equally convenient jumping off point for summer fun like kayaking, water skiing and mountain biking and winter activities like cross-country skiing, tubing and snowmobiling.
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