Nevada ski vacation advice is to head straight to world-renowned Lake Tahoe at the Nevada/California for an incredible alpine experience. Set in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain expanse and taking the title for second biggest alpine basin on the continent, there’s little wonder why Tahoe draws skiers and snowboarders like a bear to honey. The scenery is stunning, the vibe is relaxed, and the slopes are impeccable. Lake Tahoe is highly concentrated with excellent ski resorts—like Diamond Peak Ski Resort—and features more than 17,000 acres of prime ski runs, and more than twenty freestyle terrain parks. Though Las Vegas trumps Nevada ski resorts by a mile as a vacation destination, the skiing in Nevada is incredibly good, which is a fact unknown by many visitors who hit The Strip and never leave.
Lake Tahoe is located just south of Reno. The Nevada side encompasses both North and South Tahoe. The top Nevada ski areas can be found at a few of Nevada’s most popular ski resorts which include Mount Rose, Las Vegas Ski Resort, and Diamond Peak Ski Resort, but the total ski areas available to experience during a Nevada ski vacation amounts to twelve. A popular way to try out several hills is to buy an interchangeable ticket that offers access to multiple Nevada ski resorts, maximizing ski vacations and minimizing costs.
With the Sierra Nevada College close to Nevada’s most popular ski haunts, visitors enjoy a huge array of accommodation choices in every budget, style, and size. Stunning retreats perfect for luxury ski vacations are available for rent. Lodges with hotel-style rooms, private mountain chalets, townhomes and condos, and even bed and breakfasts create a wide choice in lodging while visiting Nevada ski resorts. Infrastructure has kept in step with the development of Nevada ski areas over the years meaning great access to all the amenities anyone could want. From fast food to gourmet meals, dining options blanket the area, both on and off the mountains. Shopping is choice, with everything from souvenirs to the latest gear. Nightlife is still one of the highlights, after the slopes of course, and with Vegas only eight hours away, a popular choice is pairing a ski getaway with a gaming adventure.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort is settled into Incline Village, a family-friendly, mountaintop community. Diamond Peak is still relatively uncrowded yet is in the main neighborhood on the north side of the lake flanking Crystal Bay. With a summit elevation of more than 8,500 feet, a vertical drop of 1,840 feet, and 75 percent snowmaking capacity, ski vacation packages here are well worth the money. Diamond Peak splits a level ratio as 18 percent beginner, 46 percent intermediate, and 36 percent advanced. There are 30 ski runs on varied terrain mixed with trees and glades with the longest run reaching two and half miles. There are loads of specials and discounts on ski equipment and snowboard gear, transferable passes, two mountain lodges, snowboard and ski lessons, childcare, and free shuttle transportation within Incline Village.
On Tahoe’s northern edge, there are several resorts ideal for a Nevada ski vacation, which can often dip into California as well. Northstar-at-Tahoe with 3,000 acres and 92 runs, Squaw Valley with 4,000 acres and 172 runs, Alpine Meadows with 2,500 acres and 100-plus runs, and Mt. Rose with 1,200 acres and 60 ski runs. Nevada ski resorts along the south side of the lake include Sierra-at-Tahoe with 2,000 acres and 46 runs, Kirkwood with 2,300 acres and 65 runs, and the largest one, Heavenly, with 4,800 skiable acres and 85 ski runs. A Nevada ski vacation satiates every skill level and the surrounding areas offer enough to keep every age entertained, if not outright exhausted.