Lodging and Logistics
Western Placer County
- Placer Valley Tourism
- With one call the Placer Valley Tourism will send out an email to the hotels in their region with all your pertinent information and needs. Individual lodging companies will respond to you directly with their bid.
Central Placer County
Eastern Placer County-Lake Tahoe Area
- North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
- The Conference Sales Department at the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association will email your room needs to all properties who then respond to your production office directly with bids.
Placer County is easily accessed by two major airports. The Sacramento International Airport to the west is a quick 40-minute drive to Auburn, the county seat nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills; and the Reno -Tahoe International Airport to the east, with hundreds of daily commercial flights, is just a 55-minute drive to Tahoe's North Shore.
In addition, private planes, helicopters, and small jets utilize three smaller airports in Placer County:
- Auburn: In the Sierra foothills
- Lincoln: In the western country area
- Truckee: Tahoe Airport 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe
Interstate 80, crosses through Placer County. I-80 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 continuing to Reno, Nevada.
Interstate 5 from Los Angeles is a reasonable drive north to I-80 in Sacramento; then connect with I-80 east 10 miles to the Placer County line.
Some of the finest skiing and snowboarding in the world can be found at the numerous ski resorts around Tahoe. In fact, the first viable ski resorts in California started in the Tahoe area in Placer County. In 1960 Squaw Valley Resort in Placer County was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. All the amenities that go with a world class ski resort can be found here.
Spring and Autumn are referred to as shoulder season in Tahoe, the months between the summer and winter ‘high seasons.’ Often hotel rates and other prices may be less at these non-peak times. Traditionally these are observed from Easter to mid-June (Spring) and between Labor Day and Thanksgiving (Autumn).
Summer activities have been popular here long before Lake Tahoe became known as a winter playground.