Best valleys in Lake Tahoe

Check out the top valleys in Lake Tahoe, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Squaw Valley Resort
1. Squaw Valley Resort
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196 local reviews
1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 800-403-0206
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Greg
Aerial Tram The aerial tram climbs 2000 feet above the Squaw Valley floor, past enormous rocky cliffs that…
Audrey
Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was the…
Nick
Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California, is one of the largest ski areas in the United States,…
1. Squaw Valley Resort
1. Squaw Valley Resort
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196 local reviews
1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 800-403-0206
Greg
Greg
Aerial Tram The aerial tram climbs 2000 feet above the Squaw Valley floor, past enormous rocky cliffs that were the inspiration for…
Audrey
Audrey
Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was the host site of the entire 1960…
Nick
Nick
Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California, is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was the host site of the…
2. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
2. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
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67 local reviews
2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows
+1 800-403-0206
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Jennifer
Alpine Meadows was founded in 1961 by a group of avid skiers from San Francisco who discovered the potential…
Nick
Near the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe, it offers 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of skiable terrain, 13 different…
Liesbet
Part of Squaw Valley Resort (when you buy a pass you can ski at Squaw or Alpine. I prefer it to Squaw on most…
2. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
2. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
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67 local reviews
2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows
+1 800-403-0206
Jennifer
Jennifer
Alpine Meadows was founded in 1961 by a group of avid skiers from San Francisco who discovered the potential at Alpine Meadows while skiing…
Nick
Nick
Near the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe, it offers 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of skiable terrain, 13 different lifts, and a vertical drop of 1,802…
Liesbet
Liesbet
Part of Squaw Valley Resort (when you buy a pass you can ski at Squaw or Alpine. I prefer it to Squaw on most days. It tends to be a little…
3. Alpine Meadows
3. Alpine Meadows
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41 local reviews
Alpine Meadows, Alpine Meadows
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Lindsay
Alpine Meadows ski resort. Small but great terrain, passes are shared with Squaw Valley so to can ski both…
Rob
Winter resort near Squaw Valley, between Truckee and Tahoe City. Skiing and snowboarding. More info:…
Rodney
Alpine Meadows ski resort ... now combined on the same ticket with Squaw Valley!
3. Alpine Meadows
3. Alpine Meadows
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41 local reviews
Alpine Meadows, Alpine Meadows
Lindsay
Lindsay
Alpine Meadows ski resort. Small but great terrain, passes are shared with Squaw Valley so to can ski both resorts in one day!
Rob
Rob
Winter resort near Squaw Valley, between Truckee and Tahoe City. Skiing and snowboarding. More info: www.squawalpine.com
Rodney
Rodney
Alpine Meadows ski resort ... now combined on the same ticket with Squaw Valley!
4. Bear Valley Mountain
4. Bear Valley Mountain
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28 local reviews
2280 state Route 207, Bear Valley
+1 209-753-2301
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Donna
Most family-friendly, uncrowded large ski resort in the Sierras. Bear Valley offers a total of ten lifts and…
Laurie
Bear Valley Ski resort is 32 minutes away and 24.5 miles up Hwy 4 if you like to ski or snowboard
Connie
30 minutes to Ski and Board at Bear Valley Ski Resort. Family ski fun!
4. Bear Valley Mountain
4. Bear Valley Mountain
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28 local reviews
2280 state Route 207, Bear Valley
+1 209-753-2301
Donna
Donna
Most family-friendly, uncrowded large ski resort in the Sierras. Bear Valley offers a total of ten lifts and 75+ trails across 1680…
Laurie
Laurie
Bear Valley Ski resort is 32 minutes away and 24.5 miles up Hwy 4 if you like to ski or snowboard
Connie
Connie
30 minutes to Ski and Board at Bear Valley Ski Resort. Family ski fun!
5. Hope Valley
5. Hope Valley
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7 local reviews
Hope Valley, Hope Valley
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Amanda
Just a ten-minute drive from our house is scenic Hope Valley. Beautiful anytime of year, and particularly…
Mrs. Kim
Beautiful Hope Valley, located on the road to famous Kirkwood Ski Resort, is a spot for a picnic, to fish…
Marcus
A 40 minute drive will take you to spectacular Hope Valley where you can set a blanket down and picnic beneath…
5. Hope Valley
5. Hope Valley
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7 local reviews
Hope Valley, Hope Valley
Amanda
Amanda
Just a ten-minute drive from our house is scenic Hope Valley. Beautiful anytime of year, and particularly spectacular during fall colors…
Mrs. Kim
Mrs. Kim
Beautiful Hope Valley, located on the road to famous Kirkwood Ski Resort, is a spot for a picnic, to fish (don't forget your license and fly…
Marcus
Marcus
A 40 minute drive will take you to spectacular Hope Valley where you can set a blanket down and picnic beneath the tree-lined mountains. …
6. Bear Valley Lodge
6. Bear Valley Lodge
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15 local reviews
265 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
+1 209-753-2327
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Vicky
Try Creekside Dinning Room or the Sky High Pizza and Pub, all located in the Bear Valley Lodge Commercial…
Kayla
There is a pizza place (Sky High Pizza) , Creekside Dining, and Grizzly Bar in Bear Valley. There is also a…
Christine
Winter sports fans will enjoy the world-class downhill and cross country skiing at Bear Valley, only a 40…
6. Bear Valley Lodge
6. Bear Valley Lodge
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15 local reviews
265 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
+1 209-753-2327
Vicky
Vicky
Try Creekside Dinning Room or the Sky High Pizza and Pub, all located in the Bear Valley Lodge Commercial Center. Coffee, pastries and…
Kayla
Kayla
There is a pizza place (Sky High Pizza) , Creekside Dining, and Grizzly Bar in Bear Valley. There is also a general store that has breakfast…
Christine
Christine
Winter sports fans will enjoy the world-class downhill and cross country skiing at Bear Valley, only a 40 minute drive east on Highway 4…
7. Olympic Valley
7. Olympic Valley
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31 local reviews
Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley
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Bev
Squaw Valley is a ski industry icon! The Olympics were held here in 1960 and it has been home to many recent…
Eric
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is within 100 yards with Gondola and lifts available.
Dave
Squaw Valley. Enough said :)
7. Olympic Valley
7. Olympic Valley
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31 local reviews
Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley
Bev
Bev
Squaw Valley is a ski industry icon! The Olympics were held here in 1960 and it has been home to many recent big time ski events such as a…
Eric
Eric
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is within 100 yards with Gondola and lifts available.
Dave
Dave
Squaw Valley. Enough said :)
8. Bear Valley
8. Bear Valley
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16 local reviews
Bear Valley, Bear Valley
LocalityPolitical
Anthony
Downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Bear Valley music fest in summer.
Robert
Bear Valley Ski Resort is 19 miles from this home, straight up Route 4.
John
Bear Valley Ski Resort is a relativly short drive up highway 4
8. Bear Valley
8. Bear Valley
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16 local reviews
Bear Valley, Bear Valley
Anthony
Anthony
Downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Bear Valley music fest in summer.
Robert
Robert
Bear Valley Ski Resort is 19 miles from this home, straight up Route 4.
John
John
Bear Valley Ski Resort is a relativly short drive up highway 4
9. Fireside Pizza Company
9. Fireside Pizza Company
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24 local reviews
1985 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 530-584-6150
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Ron
We like their pizza and salads, service is great, and it's a popular spot for families and groups looking for…
Alisa & Luca
Squaw Valley pizza that offers some pasta and salads too.
Rob
Pizza in Squaw Valley. More info: www.firesidepizza.com
9. Fireside Pizza Company
9. Fireside Pizza Company
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24 local reviews
1985 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 530-584-6150
Ron
Ron
We like their pizza and salads, service is great, and it's a popular spot for families and groups looking for pizza after a long day of…
Alisa & Luca
Alisa & Luca
Squaw Valley pizza that offers some pasta and salads too.
Rob
Rob
Pizza in Squaw Valley. More info: www.firesidepizza.com
10. Grover Hot Springs State Park
10. Grover Hot Springs State Park
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16 local reviews
3415 Hot Springs Road, Markleeville
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 530-694-2248
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Tamara Gigi
Great Natural Hot Springs just 45 minutes from South Shore. Two large pools, one is hot, the other is cool. …
Evan
Fantastic spot to visit. A natural hot springs that lies in the middle of a hidden, scenic valley. Entry is $5…
10. Grover Hot Springs State Park
10. Grover Hot Springs State Park
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16 local reviews
3415 Hot Springs Road, Markleeville
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 530-694-2248
Tamara Gigi
Tamara Gigi
Great Natural Hot Springs just 45 minutes from South Shore. Two large pools, one is hot, the other is cool. Showers and very small Rustic…
Evan
Evan
Fantastic spot to visit. A natural hot springs that lies in the middle of a hidden, scenic valley. Entry is $5 or $7 with towel.
11. Eagle Lake Trail
11. Eagle Lake Trail
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9 local reviews
Eagle Lake Trail, South Lake Tahoe
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Chase, Christian & Michael
Starts in Emerald Bay, which is gorgeous, up a pretty creek valley, and winds up at Eagle Lake on the border…
11. Eagle Lake Trail
11. Eagle Lake Trail
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9 local reviews
Eagle Lake Trail, South Lake Tahoe
Chase, Christian & Michael
Chase, Christian & Michael
Starts in Emerald Bay, which is gorgeous, up a pretty creek valley, and winds up at Eagle Lake on the border of the Desolation Wilderness…
12. South Lake Tahoe
12. South Lake Tahoe
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40 local reviews
South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
LocalityPolitical
Jeanne
Weather permitting you can go down to the Carson Valley to play golf. Kingsbury Grade is always open to visit…
Laura
There are a lot of fun things in South Lake Tahoe, such as the Heavenly Tram. Squaw Valley is also fun.
Tina
Swim in the Lake, hike up Mt Tallac, ride the gondola up to the top of Heavenly Valley Ski resort.
12. South Lake Tahoe
12. South Lake Tahoe
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40 local reviews
South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
Jeanne
Jeanne
Weather permitting you can go down to the Carson Valley to play golf. Kingsbury Grade is always open to visit Genoa, the oldest town in NV…
Laura
Laura
There are a lot of fun things in South Lake Tahoe, such as the Heavenly Tram. Squaw Valley is also fun.
Tina
Tina
Swim in the Lake, hike up Mt Tallac, ride the gondola up to the top of Heavenly Valley Ski resort.