Do you want to plan an escape to Northern California? North Lake Tahoe is the perfect, all-season destination for travelers who love land and sea. Lake Tahoe is in the Sierra Nevada of the United States between Nevada and California. Our region’s climate means that we experience the beauty of all four seasons. From lounging by the shore in the summer months to skiing and snowboarding in the winter, the best time of year to visit North Lake Tahoe depends on your interests. Read on for more information about what the Lake Tahoe region has to offer in each season!
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The Best Time to Visit North Lake Tahoe by Season
Winter | December, January, February
Winter is one of the most popular times to visit North Lake Tahoe. During this time of year, locals and visitors alike flock to the area’s world-class ski resorts to participate in a variety of winter sports like cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and more. Skiers and snowboarders will love a visit to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, where there are more than 6,000 skiable acres. With plenty of beginnger and intermediate terrain, it’s a great place for athletes of all skill levels.
Not interested in winter sports? Worry not! There are plenty of activities for a North Lake Tahoe winter getaway off the slopes. Drop your group off at the ski resort, then have yourself a North Lake Tahoe spa day! Reconvene with your group in the evenings to enjoy après-ski at these spots for North Lake Tahoe nightlife.
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Spring | March, April, May
Temperatures fluctuate greatly during the spring in North Lake Tahoe. Early in the season, you can expect temperatures at or just above freezing, while the latter portion boasts temperatures in the 50s and 60s. A trip to North Lake Tahoe in early spring is great for travelers who still want to take part in the ski season, which typically doesn’t end until mid-April. Spring also sees more rain than any other time of year in this area, so keep these rainy day activities in North Lake Tahoe handy for your trip!
Summer | June, July, August
According to U.S. News Travel, summer is the most popular time to visit the Lake Tahoe area. This time of year is great for exploring North Lake Tahoe hiking trails and lounging at the beaches in North Lake Tahoe. Even better, the high temperatures in the summer months only reach about 80°F, so you can beat the summertime heat of most other regions.
Emerald Bay State Park is one of the best summertime attractions in the region, as it boasts the best of land and water adventure. There are four trails at the park that wind up and around the mountain to panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. You can even discover a mansion along the way! Kayak Tahoe offers rentals at the park so you can kayak or paddleboard on Lake Tahoe. Their equipment is rented on a first–come-first–serve basis, so we recommend getting to the park early to secure your rental!
Fall | September, October, November
Autumn is one of the most peaceful times of the year in North Lake Tahoe. Our area sees a decrease in visitors as the summer season comes to an end, so it’s the perfect time of year to visit for a quiet getaway. The temperatures range between the 40s and 60s, so you can enjoy fall activities in North Lake Tahoe like hiking and mountain biking. It’s an especially beautiful time of year to explore the outdoors, as the aspens transform into beautiful hues of yellow.
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