Ski Lake Tahoe – Ski Resorts Open Soon

Winter is coming and it’s time to make plans to visit Lake Tahoe. Ski Resorts are preparing for the best season of the year – Ski Season!

Opening Day around Lake Tahoe is dependent on mother nature. However, the following ski resorts have set a target opening day to make sure they are ready to make your ski dreams come true. So, where would you like to go when you visit Lake Tahoe?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort map
Lake Tahoe Ski Resort map
North-West Lake Tahoe – Opening Day

  northstar-logo Northstar: November 18, 2016

 alpine-logo Alpine Meadows: November 11

 SquawValley_3D_4c_Blk-large Squaw Valley: November 11

North-East Lake Tahoe – Opening Day

mt-roseMt. Rose: October 31, 2016

diamond-peak-logo Diamond Peak: December 15

South Lake Tahoe – Opening Day

 heavenly-logo Heavenly: November 18, 2016

 KirkwoodLogo_3  Kirkwood: November 18, 2016

 sierra-at-tahoe  Sierra at Tahoe: November 25, 2016

West Lake Tahoe – Opening Day

homewood  Homewood: December 9, 2016

Truckee (Outside North Lake Tahoe) – Opening Day

tahoe-donnerTahoe Donner: December 9

donner-ski-ranchDonner Ski Ranch: December 3

borealBoreal: October 28

sugar-bowl Sugar Bowl: December 10

  soda-springs Soda Springs:  November 24

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Tahoe Paradise Park – South Lake Tahoe Park

Hidden among a sleepy little Meyers neighborhood is a storybook park wrapped around beautiful Lake Baron. You must take a moment to enjoy Tahoe Paradise Park when you visit Lake Tahoe.

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Lake Baron – South Lake Tahoe Parks

The heart of Tahoe Paradise Park is a beautiful 9-acre lake favored by locals for both fishing and swimming. You will find few visitors as you soak in the serenity of this alpine lake. Don’t forget your canoes, kayaks and other beach toys when you visit this South Lake Tahoe Park. Lake Baron has a two fish maximum for all anglers.

Paradise Playground - South Lake Tahoe Parks
Paradise Playground – South Lake Tahoe Parks

The children’s playground keeps even the most adventurous kids busy all day. The slides, swings, obstacle course are perfect for every age.

Paradise Picnic Area - South Lake Tahoe Parks
Paradise Picnic Area – South Lake Tahoe Parks

Adjacent to a large picnic area with barbecues, the playground provides an ideal location for family functions, birthday parties or just a relaxing day among friends when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Upper Truckee River Tributary - South Lake Tahoe Parks
Upper Truckee River Tributary – South Lake Tahoe Parks

Tahoe Paradise Park is located between Lake Baron and a tributary of the Upper Truckee River. Paradise Park provides access to the river with a trail running along its banks. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park and on the trail.

Gazebo Location - South Lake Tahoe Parks
Gazebo Location – South Lake Tahoe Parks

If you are looking for a charming outdoor wedding venue, look no further. Vows are shared beneath the majesty of the Sierra Pines overlooking the serenity of Lake Baron.

Lake Baron Wedding Venue - South Lake Tahoe Parks
Lake Baron Wedding Venue – South Lake Tahoe Parks

Paradise Park is host to both wedding ceremonies and receptions nearly every weekend during the late spring, summer and early fall. A clubhouse is available for rent with indoor restrooms and kitchen facilities.

Paradise Tennis Courts - South Lake Tahoe Parks
Paradise Tennis Courts – South Lake Tahoe Parks

Tennis anyone? Tahoe Paradise Park has two beautiful, newly resurfaced tennis courts available for visitors. Hiking trails, tennis, kayaking, picnics and fishing, are all available at Paradise Park. Parking and admission is free!

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Tahoe Paradise Park is located at: 1011 E San Bernardino Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.  Directions – Follow Hwy 50 from South Lake Tahoe to Meyers. Turn right on Apache Drive just before agricultural checkpoint. Turn left when the road ends at the Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School on E. San Bernardino Ave, head to the end near Lake Baron and the Upper Truckee River.

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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

If you are looking for a fantastic and free family activity when you visit Lake Tahoe, be sure to take in the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. This is an interpretive learning center that the whole family will enjoy (including leashed pets). There are four flat and easy trail loops that explore the wetlands and wildlife habitats adjacent to South Lake Tahoe.

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Fall highlights include the spawning run of the Kokanee Salmon and the brilliant red and gold colors of the Aspen trees. If you are fortunate (and careful) you may also see local black bears that come to feed on the salmon. Bald Eagles, Beavers, Raccoons, Deer, Ducks and other wildlife also frequent the creek area.

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The Stream Profile Chamber (people aquarium) is an attraction which allows people to walk down into an underground chamber and view the stream habitat as it flows on the other side of glass walls, around the curved room. Kids can see the trout and crayfish swimming below the water and the beaver dam above.

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The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is open from Memorial Day through October and is closed in the winter. This is an excellent Lake Tahoe family activity. There is ample parking, restrooms and the trails are wheelchair accessible.

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