South Lake Tahoe Activities

South Lake Tahoe Activities

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South Lake Tahoe Activities

The Stateline casinos form a massive part of the local activities. Apart from the food, bars and gambling, the casinos also have live music, shows and other entertainment. But if the kerching gets too much or if casinos are not your thing, there’s plenty of other activities that will keep you amused. The area around South Lake Tahoe is one big outdoor playground.

Heavenly’s Adventure Peak

Adventure Peak at the top of the Heavenly gondola is very popular with families, considering the fantastic lift accessed tubing lanes on offer.

Ski Tours and Activities

The area has lots of backcountry skiing opportunities including Taylor Creek, Echo Summit, and Echo Lake. Contact the U.S. Forest Service for maps, trail guides and the latest information regarding safety and snow conditions.

The Lake Tahoe area has an abundance of cross country skiing opportunities. The north end of the lake offers more prospects, but the south end also has Nordic skiing trails. Options in the South Lake Tahoe area include Spooner Lake, Hope Valley, Camp Richardson Resort and Kirkwood Cross Country.

Family Activities

A cinema and ice skating rink are located at the Heavenly Village in South Lake Tahoe. The rink is open from noon and into the evening, and skates are available for rent.

Adventure and Outdoor Activities

The area has various winter activities on offer including snowmobiling, dog sledding and sleigh rides.

Leisure Activities

The Lake Tahoe area is absolutely beautiful and it seems only fitting to see the lake up close. We recommend the Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Tahoe onboard the paddle steamer MS Dixie II. Cruise price includes return bus transfers from your accommodation to Zephyr Cove, dinner, and a rocking band on board the MS Dixie II. The cruise runs for about 3 hours and drinks are available at standard bar prices.


If you’ve battered your body on the slopes, there are a couple of hot springs establishments. Wally’s Hot Springs also provides massage services.

Otherwise there are various South Lake Tahoe day spas including one at The Landing and Montbleu Casino.