Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City is a popular year-round recreation destination. During winter months, people flock to the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, which boasts 100 exciting runs that satisfy beginners and experts alike. The 18-hole Tahoe City Golf Course satiates golfers with hours of challenging fun during warmer months. The Tahoe State Recreation Area is found just east of Tahoe City and is an ideal place to partake in outdoor activities, including swimming, picnicking, camping and fishing. Indoor fun is found at the Gatekeeper's Museum, which features exhibits that relate the history of the area, including displays on Native Americans and the logging and tourism industries. Every July, people flock to the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, which takes place just outside Tahoe City at three outdoor venues. The festival features eight concerts in a variety of genres, including jazz, bluegrass and classical orchestral.
Low humidity and high elevation in the winter time has made Lake Tahoe legendary for producing the finest snow. Snowboarders and skiers take pleasure in starting their day early by making powder tracks at Lake Tahoe's premiere ski resorts. If your muscles start to ache after a few days of extreme skiing, take a break and hop on a snowmobile. Blast through the backcountry from dusk till dawn on a premiere snowmobile. Those looking to get wet can make a splash as they kayak their way through the waters. If you prefer to stay dry, take a leisurely hike through Lake Tahoe's scenic trails. After visiting Lake Tahoe, you come to realize it has more to offer than its natural beauty and its year-round recreational activities. Lake Tahoe's fine dining, world-class accommodations, and exemplary hospitality, all come together, making your Lake Tahoe vacation a memorable one.