We Know the Best Things to Do in North Lake Tahoe in December

North Lake Tahoe is a popular winter destination! This is thanks to our area’s winter weather. Most days during December, temperatures hang around the 30s and low 40s. This is relatively mild considering this month sees an average of about 75 inches of snow! North Lake Tahoe in December boasts great conditions for cross-country skiing and snowboarding. Our snow-covered terrain is also a picturesque backdrop for the holiday season. Experience North Lake Tahoe in December for yourself with a getaway! 

Be sure to use our North Lake Tahoe Guide to help you plan. This specially-curated guide is filled with local recommendations on what to do, where to stay, and more! Did we mention it’s completely free? 

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Your Guide to North Lake Tahoe in December

General Information About North Lake Tahoe in December

Let’s discuss some essential information you need to know before we tell you about all the great ways you can spend December in North Lake Tahoe! This information is the foundation for planning a successful getaway. 

  • December Weather: The average high is 39° and the average low is 14°. On average, you can expect nine days of rain and a total of 75 inches of snow across all of Lake Tahoe. 
  • Travel: December through February is a busy season for travel in Lake Tahoe. Many visitors come from near and far to experience pristine conditions for winter sports. 
  • Accommodations: You have options! Whether you want to stay in North Lake Tahoe for a couple of months or a couple of days, Tahoe Moon Properties has a rental home for you. Check out our ski leases and 3-day itinerary to get a feel for each option!

Choose From a Variety of Winter Sports 

The reason December in North Lake Tahoe is a popular time to visit is because of our area’s winter sports! Skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowboarding, and snowmobiling are three of the best winter activities in North Lake Tahoe, and for good reason! There are runs designed for experts and novices, great conditions, and incredible views! Take a gander at Squaw Valley Ski Resort to see what it’s all about. This North Lake Tahoe ski resort was voted the Best Ski Resort in America by USA Today. 

Opt for a Destination Holiday 

You don’t have to be an athlete to visit North Lake Tahoe in December! Our area is also great for holiday getaways. North Lake Tahoe has much allure and charm as a winter wonderland. Bake holiday-themed cookies in the fully-equipped kitchen of your rental home, watch snow flurries dance from the sky out the window, complete your holiday shopping, and even cut down your very own Christmas tree! 

Spend the Season in a Ski Lease With Tahoe Moon Properties

Porch view of Silvercreek Chalet in Olympic Valley.

Consider a ski lease with Tahoe Moon Properties for an extended stay in North Lake Tahoe. This is a great option for travelers who have been here before and know the bounty of North Lake Tahoe in December! Spend four or five months shredding the slopes at first-class ski resorts. 

We offer ski leases in Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, and beyond! Our selection of ski leases range from condos to large homes, some are dog-friendly, and others even have views of the lake. Ski leases are available on December 1st, so be sure to secure yours before they’re gone!