Tahoe Winter and Spring Activities

Published on March 28, 2014

Placer County is blessed to have about 40 percent of the Lake Tahoe Basin within its borders. With that blessing comes a wealth of natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities. The 1960 Winter Olympics showcased the Sierra Nevada’s ample winter activities, however, the spring and summer months are blessed with many more outdoor activities. Here is a list of some of the activities that are possible.


  • Camping in the many area campgrounds
  • Adventure parks
  • Horseback rides

Arts, Culture, and Food

  • Historical tours
  • Art galleries
  • Museums
  • Farmers markets
  • Free live music
  • Festivals and other events  
  • Dining in any of the area’s many restaurants
  • Shopping in the unique retail establishments
  • Touring the picturesque communities
  • Tram rides to take in stunning vistas

Sports & Water Activities

  • Golfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Road biking
  • Trails: The Rim Trail circles the lake and is by one of dozens of available trails
  • Spring skiing is dependent upon snowfall, but several of the larger resorts will remain open for skiing and boarding
  • Ice skating rinks stay open year round
  • Fishing: in the lake, streams and rivers that lace the area around Lake Tahoe
  • Beaches: Some of the most beautiful beaches on the lake can be found on the North Shore and West Shore
  • Boating: on a powerboat or under sail
  • Kayaking Tahoe’s clear blue waters
  • Rafting