The perfect blend of outdoor adventure and incredible luxury, Lake Tahoe is a quick weekend getaway or a long respite from everyday life. A family destination with a twist, you are only minutes from incredible nightlife and romantic escapes. Lake Tahoe is one of the deepest (1645 feet), largest (192 sq. mi.), and highest (6229 feet) lakes in the United States, and the tenth-deepest lake in the world.
Cradled by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tahoe is an outdoor lover’s paradise, offering world-class skiing and snowboarding throughout the winter and hiking, mountain biking and water sports in summer. Lake Tahoe straddles the California and Nevada state lines. Visitors can cross over into Nevada and look for action at the gaming tables, see a Vegas-style show or party in one of the many casino lounges. After your first visit, you’ll want to come back year after year, and will find new adventures every time.
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The weather changes quickly in the mountains. In summer months, expect afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Dress appropriately for changing conditions especially when hiking. In the winter months, layering your clothes will give you the most versatility for temperature changes.
Truckee’s warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 82.7 and an minimum temperature of 42.4. January is the coldest month with an average maximum temperature of 40.9 and an average minimum temperature of 16.3
Northstar at Tahoe Resort averages 350 inches of snowfall each winter. On the valley floor, those snowfall totals drop to about 150 inches a year. Temperatures on the valley floor typically average through the winter months with highs in the 40s and lows in the high teens. In the summer and early fall, temperatures usually top out around 75, with overnight lows in the 50s. Temperatures on the mountain are typcially 15-20 degrees cooler than at the lake.
Lake Elevation: 4,580 ft.
Mid-mountain: 6,800 ft.
Squaw Valley Elevations:
- Base Elevation: 6,200’
- Peak Elevation: 9,050’(Granite Chief )
Alpine Meadows Elevations:
- Base Elevation: 6,835’
- Summit Elevation: 8,637 (Ward Peak)’
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Lake Tahoe is in the Pacific Standard Time Zone and practices Daylight Saving Time.
If you are traveling with prescription medicines, carry them in their original containers and bring a copy of your prescription. If you buy medications abroad, be aware that they may not be FDA-approved or allowed into the United States. For more information on customs rules and regulations, please contact 202.354.1000 or visit www.cbp.gov.