Top 10 Activities To Do During a Snowy Spring (That Aren’t Skiing)

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As we all know, Lake Tahoe is known for its world class ski resorts and amazing beaches. However, coming up with ideas of things to do this spring while we are still seeing a fair amount of snowfall can be a little daunting,  especially when you’re looking for something else to do besides skiing the spring away. Luckily, Lake Tahoe is packed with plenty of amazing activities to do during even the snowiest of springs that are fun for everyone, and every skill level! We picked a few of our favorites to help out with your spring activity planning that don’t require a lift ticket to enjoy!

Go for a spin and cruise the “The Most Beautiful Drive in America”! This 72 mile drive around the lake comes full of surprises. With breathtaking views, fascinating side trips, and historical points of interest this is one of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring activities to do in the area.

Go Ice Skating! Although this seems like a very wintery activity, it’s a great way to get outside and take advantage of some of the ski resort amenities without hopping on a chair lift! Visit Northstar Village, Tahoe City Sports Park, or The Resort at Squaw Creek to enjoy this family friendly activity.

Take a Snowshoe Tour and get out in the backcountry with one of the skilled local tour guides! This activity is a great way to get some exercise and get out on the trail while we wait for our massive amount of snow to melt. Snowshoeing is also easily accessible even without a guide. Just hop on one of the hundreds of trail systems found throughout the basin.

Arctic Paddleboarding and Winter Kayaking. Both of these very popular summer activities are accessible all year long as Lake Tahoe never freezes! Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay offers kayak and paddleboard rentals all year round.

Go Wine Tasting! With a few different wineries and wine bars to choose from, this relaxing activity is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Head down to Uncorked in Truckee or Tahoe City, Petra in the VIllage at Northstar, Glasses in Incline Village, or try out the Truckee River WInery for a genuine wine tasting experience.

Go Fishing! With many outfits offering year round fishing charters, this is an incredible way to get out on the water before the full swing of boating season enuses. Most likely you’ll be one of the only boats on the lake and you can catch some delicious dinner for the family in one of the cleanest lakes in the world!

Do some gaming, dancing, see some live music, or catch a lounge act at one of the many casinos found around the lake.

Get a massage! No better way to enjoy the gorgeous snow-covered sierras than by staring at it as you indulge in a treatment at one of the many lakeside day spas sprinkled around the lake. Take it all in, lakeviews and aroma-therapy all in one perfect pamper session!

Snowmobiling has got to be one of the most exhilarating activities to do while there’s still snow on the ground! Catch a guided tour at one of the many companies in town and cover some real ground in the backcountry!

Ziplining! Take advantage of the year round zipline and ropes course in Granlibakken, Tahoe Vista, or Squaw Valley! A challenging and exciting activity that’s perfect for all skill levels and all ages! Hang out in the woods and take in some fresh air while venturing amongst the tree-tops!  

 

Amie Andres