ABOUT LAKE TAHOE
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The serene blue waters and natural beauty of Lake Tahoe have
inspired many over the years, from explorers and immigrants to Mark
Twain and John Muir. People from all over the world come here to
play and live, taking advantage of Tahoe's year-round beauty and
easy-going lifestyle. Because of its diversified terrain and
distinct seasons, Lake Tahoe has been an appealing setting for
films (True Lies, Jack Frost, & The Deep End), TV shows
(Bonanza) ) and numerous commercials.
Wintertime in Tahoe and its numerous ski resorts have attracted
world class skiers for years. In fact, Squaw Valley was the site of
the 1960 Winter Olympics. Other popular winter activities include
snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
The Cal-Neva Resort, a favorite watering hole of Frank Sinatra and
the Rat Pack, straddles the California-Nevada border and sports
spectacular views of the Lake and casino gambling year-round.
Summer activities have become highly
popular. They include hiking, rock climbing, boating,
water-skiing, hot air ballooning, etc. Last year, top mountain
bikers converged in Tahoe to compete in a world class
competition. Also, the country's highest-altitude bungee tower
can be found perched above a cliff overlooking Squaw Valley
and spectacular Tahoe scenery.
World class restaurants and plenty of lodging facilities
(including five star resorts, bed and breakfast establishments,
quaint, picturesque motels, beautiful rental homes) are two more
excellent reasons that make Lake Tahoe an ideal place to shoot on
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. Contact Jason Neary at
530.581.8703. Jason has personal experience in working specifically
with production companies and their needs, finding them the best
deals for lodging, house rentals, etc.
Among those attracted to Tahoe and who now call it home are
experienced local crew people, many with special skills in such
areas as high altitude diving, aerial photography, cinematographers
specializing in skiing, technical experts and stunt personnel
competent in many of the extreme and not-so-extreme sports that are
popular in the area. They have the knowledge and know-how to
accommodate the unique location needs of production companies who
shoot in our area. Please contact the
Film Office for further information, or call
By Air: Tahoe is easily accessed by two airports:
Reno International Airport, with hundreds of
daily commercial flights, is a 55 minute drive. Private planes,
helicopters and small jets utilize the closer Truckee-Tahoe Airport, only 20 minutes from Tahoe's North Shore.
Another option is theSacramento International
Airport to the west, a 2.5 hour drive.
By Land: Interstate 80, which begins in the San Francisco
Bay Area and heads east to Sacramento, crosses over the Sierra
Nevada mountains and reaches Lake Tahoe at the eastern end of
Placer County before swinging northeast to Reno, Nevada. A
reasonable drive north can be made from Los Angeles to Sacramento
via Interstate 5, which intersects with Interstate 80 east to Lake
Lake Tahoe - Lake shore elevation is 6,255' (1,907 m); mountain
peak elevations can be over 9,000' (2,743 m)