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Known as a year-round destination, visitors flock to Lake Tahoe on the border of California and Nevada for hiking, biking, paddling, and skiing. The Nevada side is known for its more than 14,000-acre Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, gorgeous Sand Harbor, and the mile-long sandy beach at Zephyr Cove.
Just a 10-minute drive from Zephyr Cove, Edgewood Resort offers opportunities for exploring nature, relaxing at the spa, or playing a round of golf on the only course found along Lake Tahoe’s shoreline.
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the country, surrounded by evergreen trees and the jagged Sierra Nevada mountains. Sitting on the border of California and Nevada, the Nevada side has a little bit of everything: family-friendly beaches, outdoor adventure, relaxing spas, and fun casinos.
Outdoor enthusiasts love scuba diving at Sand Harbor, paddling at Zephyr Cove, hiking at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, or hitting the slopes at Heavenly Ski Resort. South Lake Tahoe is home to the only golf course on the shoreline, as well as several spas and casinos. The Nevada side also hosts cultural events like the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and Tahoe ArtFest.
Open year-round, the mile-long sandy beach at Zephyr Cove is a hotspot for swimming, boating, parasailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Take a sunset cruise aboard the M.S. Dixie II paddleboat or enjoy a drink at the beach bar.
Covering more than 14,000 acres, the park offers the unique opportunity to scuba dive at Sand Harbor thanks to clear waters and unique rock formations, while Spooner Lake has 50 miles of hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking trails.
Heavenly Ski Resort has the highest elevation and the most skiable acres of all Tahoe resorts. Offering nearly 100 trails of varying difficulty levels, the season runs from mid-November to mid-April.
The weather at Lake Tahoe hits both ends of the spectrum, with warm days and cool nights, no matter what time of year. In the winter, temperatures range from lows in the teens to highs in the mid-40s (℉). In the summer, average temperatures can get up to 99℉, but it still gets cold at night, dropping to 35-40℉. Overall, the climate is sunny, dry, and temperate—most of the precipitation the area receives is the snow that falls in the winter, which ranges from 100 inches to more than 400.