Lake Tahoe is a popular destination for winter fun. From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and sledding, there’s plenty to do in the snowy alpine landscape. Here are 20 activities to get you started on your winter adventure in South Lake Tahoe!

1. Sled, Snowshoe, & Cross-Country Ski

Looking to make the most of your winter day? Then head to Camp Richardson and take advantage of the Mountain Sports Center! Here you can rent all the gear you need for a day of sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. And with several different trails to choose from, you can tailor your adventure to suit your skill level. 

2. Experience The Lifts At Heavenly Resort

The lifts at Heavenly Resort are a fun place to visit in the wintertime. You can ski or snowboard down the slopes, and then ride the lifts back to the top. You can also choose to ride the lifts to experience some of the most beautiful views in Lake Tahoe during the winter.

3. Attend The Snowshoe Races At The Beacon Bar & Grill

 The Snowshoe Races at the Beacon Bar & Grill are always a blast. It’s a great way to get outside and have some fun with your friends in the wintertime. The races are always competitive, and it’s always a close race to the finish line.

4. Make Snow Angels On The Beach – In The Sand OR Snow!

It’s not winter without snow angels! Making snow angels on the beach takes snow angels to a whole new level. Depending on how much snow is on the ground, you can choose to make snow angels in the sand or the snow!

woman in black making snow angels

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5. New Year’s Feast At The Beacon Bar & Grill

The New Year’s Feast at the Beacon Bar and Grill is always a fun event. The restaurant is decked out in festive decorations, and there’s a delicious buffet of all your favorite dishes. It’s the perfect way to start the New Year off right!

6. Downhill Ski At Sierra At Tahoe

Catch some big air at the closest major ski resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area, Sierra At Tahoe. Downhill skiing is a popular winter activity in South Lake Tahoe and is something fun to do in the wintertime!

7. Camp Richardson’s Christmas Feast

Enjoy the festivities without the work at Camp Rich’s Christmas Feast. The cozy cuisine is sure to warm you up, and the incredible lodging deals will make your stay even more enjoyable. Make your reservations today and join us for a festive evening!

8. Enjoy Rum Runner Cocktails

South Lake Tahoe is a winter wonderland, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a summer cocktail on the patio! The Beacon Bar & Grill has the perfect Rum Runner cocktails for you. Sit back, relax, and pretend it’s summertime!

Beacon Bar & Grill Rum Runner signature cocktail with pine cones

9. Visit Two States In One Day

It’s definitely possible to visit two states in one day in the wintertime in South Lake Tahoe – all you need is a car and some adventurous spirit! Ice skate at Heavenly Village in Stateline, NV and then go snowshoeing in Camp Rich, CA.

10. Try Tubing At Adventure Mountain

Adventure Mountain is the largest area of tubing terrain in the entire Tahoe Basin. You won’t want to miss tubing there while staying at Camp Richardson!

11. Get Married On A Snow-Capped Backdrop

South Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to tie the knot in the winter. The snow-capped backdrop is picturesque and the winter wedding venues are perfect for a cozy ceremony.

12. Go Christmas Shopping At The Camp Richardson General Store & Deli.

Grab a grinder and hot cocoa then take care of some Christmas shopping. Our General Store & deli is a convenient one-stop shop here at Camp Richardson and has all of your must-have supplies.

playing slot machines in a casino

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13. Bet Your Luck At Lake Tahoe Casinos

If you’re looking to enjoy some world-class gambling, South Lake Tahoe is the place to be. With multiple casinos in town, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re a fan of slots, blackjack, or roulette, you’re sure to find a game that suits your fancy! 

14. Follow The South Tahoe Beer Trail

After a day of exploring Lake Tahoe’s playground, the greatest way to unwind is with a cool pint of local craft beer. Craft beer has swept the country by storm in recent years, and Lake Tahoe has joined the ranks. New breweries have sprung up all around town in recent years, each with its own distinct tap list.

15. Rent A Winter Cabin At Camp Richardson

If you’re looking for a winter cabin rental in South Lake Tahoe, Camp Richardson is one of the best places to stay. With its rustic charm and endless winter activities, Camp Richardson is a popular destination for visitors of all ages. Be sure to check out our winter lodging specials before you book your stay!

16. Meet The Best Of Tahoe™ Best Bartender At The Beacon Bar & Grill

The Beacon Bar & Grill is home to some of the best cocktails in Tahoe and is where you can find The Best Of Tahoe™ Best Bartender. Stop by for a visit and ask him to make you a famous Rum Runner cocktail!

looking down at snowshoes on your feet

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17. Snowshoe On The Tahoe Rim Trail

Snowshoeing on the Tahoe Rim Trail is a great way to explore the beauty of the area. The trail winds through the forests and over the ridges, providing stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

18. Sip Hot Toddies Around The Fire Pits At the Beacon Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to spend an evening in South Lake Tahoe in the winter, head to the Beacon Bar & Grill. Here, you can sip hot toddies around the fire pits. This is a great way to relax and enjoy the company of those around you!

19. Experience post-snow nirvana at Grover Hot Springs State Park

Heading out to Grover Hot Springs State Park is a must this winter! Not only will you be able to enjoy the post-snow nirvana that the area provides, but the park is also home to natural hot springs that will keep you feeling toasty all day long.

20. Go Christmas Tree Cutting At Apple Hill Farm

Apple Hill Farm is a great place to go for Christmas tree cutting. There are lots of trees to choose from, and the staff is friendly and helpful. After your day of fun, head to Camp Rich’s General Store for cups of cocoa all around!

Have any great ideas for things to do in Lake Tahoe this winter? Come see us at Camp Rich and let us know. Check out our lodging specials for great rates on your stay!