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I know this page is located under "Tahoe City", but we are going to use it to cover all our adventures around Lake Tahoe, including both the California and Nevada sides. Some day VT may come up with a category that captures regions like Lake Tahoe, but it hasn't yet. But, because the lake is such a magical place, we'll work around VT's restrictions just a little bit so that we can appropriately capture the beauty and fun of Lake Tahoe.
Because we have relatives with a vacation home on the California side of the lake, we have visited the area several times. Most often, we have come to ski in the winter. There are very few areas in the United States that have as many high quality ski areas in such close proximity. Among the best known are Squaw Valley (which hosted the 1960 Olympics), Hevenly, which has spectacular views) and Alpine Meadows. But we have skied some of the smaller, local places too -- which are hidden gems. A week-long ski vacation isn't enough.
We had been visiting Lake Tahoe for several winters in a row before finally going there in the summer. We were shocked at how crowded it was! We had come to think of Lake Tahoe purely as a winter sports destination, but the place was crowded with boaters, bikers, hikers and general tourists. At first we were put off by all the people and traffic. But soon the magic of the lake captured us in its thrall. We still wish ther was less congestion, but it didn't spoil our summer visits.
With Summer and Winter being perfect times to be at Lake Tahoe, when shouldn't one visit? In the late winter, early spring (1.e. April and May), when the snowmelt turns the soil arounf Lake Tahoe into mud. Mud season isn't pleasant and there's little to do (which givbes you time to clean up all the mud on your shoes).
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