Lake Tahoe winter sunset with chairs

North Lake Tahoe

Gifts from North Lake Tahoe

All North Lake Tahoe ski resorts are open and hosting holiday festivities to suit all

A prolonged winter storm brought continual snowfall to all 12 North Lake Tahoe ski resorts last week and throughout the weekend, prompting the season opening of Homewood Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area over the weekend. A great Holiday gift for skiers and boarders alike!

With the holidays approaching, Santa and his elves will be making appearances across various resorts to spread holiday cheer. Don’t miss Santa hitting the slopes at Diamond Peak, Homewood, Northstar California, and Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. We hear he might even be handing out candy canes to fellow skiers and riders who are on the nice list.

Sugar Bowl Resort is celebrating the holidays with live music by Eric Engerbreston, an acoustic guitarist, at Judah Lodge each afternoon from December 26-28. The resort will also host horse-drawn sleigh rides throughout the holidays.

Santa and a group of carolers will continually move through The Village at Squaw Valley during the holidays and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley, will be on hand to ski with the public December 26-31. Meet him at Squaw Valley’s Gold Coast Demo Center at 2 p.m.

For fun off the slopes, Sand Harbor is hosting multiple weekends of holiday festivities. For perfect views of the lake, full-length sleigh rides will transport riders around the snow-covered vistas of Sand Harbor each weekend until January 4. Enjoy Ranger-led hikes, a history talk and a “Holiday Heritage” talk December 27 and 28 starting at 10 a.m.

With so many holiday choices, take an extra day to explore a new resort, a new hill or a new community. Lodging is still available across North Lake Tahoe, for information on lodging and activity deals check out these cool deals.