About Lake Tahoe

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, and The Deep End), TV shows (Bonanza) and numerous commercials.

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  4. Getting Here
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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.

Kayaker on Lake TahoeSummer 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.