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Lake Tahoe - Winter

Lake Tahoe gets many feet of snow in winter, turning it into a fabulous area for winter sports. The ski resorts offer a wide variety of kids' ski programs, from children ages 3 and up to experienced junior skiers. Skiing and snowboarding isn't the only option, there are sleigh rides, snow tubing, sledding and ice skating. And sight of the lake itself is a marvel, it never freezes over.
heavenly ski
  Heavenly – Heavenly ski resort typically gets more than 360 inches of snow, and is easily accessible from South Lake. Heavenly has ski and snowboard lessons, for kids ages 3 to 15. Reserve lessons in advance.
  Heavenly Village ice rink – What could be more fun than twirling around ice, fairy lights twinkling under a deep blue sky. The rink opens on Halloween, and is open daily from November through the end of the season. Skate rentals included.
  Sleigh rides – In Stateline, next to Heavenly Village, go for a 35 min. sleigh ride in an old-fashioned European sleigh. Blankets are provided but dress warmly. Pick up the Borges Sleigh Rides next to Harrah's.
      Also, sleigh rides at Sand Harbor State Park on Nevada side. Rides are Fridays to Mondays, pick up sleighs Fridays to Mondays, at Sand Harbor Visitor Center.
  Homewood – Ski and Snowboarding lessons for kids ages 5 through 12.
  Palisades Tahoe – Group and private lessons for skiing and snowboarding, for kids ages 3 to 13.
    Ride in aerial tram, 2,000 ft up for a snowy panorama of this lovely valley and the mountains.
    Kids will also enjoy snow tubing (kids 3 and up) and snowshoeing.
  Northstar – Group ski and snowboarding lessons for kids ages 3 - 14.
      Ice skating rink in Village at Northstar.
  Kirkwood – Group ski and snowboarding lessons for kids ages 3 - 14.
  Snowplay areas
    Soda Springs Winter Resort – Soda Springs has tubing and sledding, geared to younger kids. This is very close to Interstate 80, just before Truckee, so it's great for a day trip to play in the snow.
      Tahoe Donner – Snowplay area, make snow angels, snow tubing and sledding, reservations recommended.
      Boreal Mountain – Snow tubing, magic carpet up the hill, kids must be "42" inches tall, tubes provided. Snow play area for little kids.
      Granlibakken Lodge – Just outside Tahoe City, Granlibakken Lodge has a snowplay and sledding area. Sleds can be rented for the whole day.
      Tahoe City Winter Sports Park Ice skating, sledding (small hill for younger kids), snowshoeing.
family hotels lake tahoe

Travel for Kids has lots of fun things to do with kids at Lake Tahoe in winter, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels in and around Lake Tahoe, all styles and price ranges, in areas near to the ski resorts:

Lake Tahoe family hotels
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