Lake Tahoe was chosen among Yahoo Travel’s top lakeside vacations in the world for its majestic beauty and author Mark Twain heralded the region “the fairest picture the earth affords.”
The South Shore of Lake Tahoe straddles the California and Nevada stateline, including the incorporated city of South Lake Tahoe. In addition to South Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Basin includes Incline Village (NV), Stateline (NV) and Tahoe City (CA), as well as an unincorporated area called Meyers. An hour west of Reno and two hours east of Sacramento, Lake Tahoe is easily accessible via two international airports, auto or bus.
The South Shore of Lake Tahoe includes several areas of interest to visitors and locals alike. There are numerous parks, beaches and wooded areas for hiking, kayaking, skiing and more.
Climate & Temperature
Average Summer Temp (July): 77.9 F
Average Winter Temp (December): 40.3 F
Average Total Snowfall: 190.7 in
Average Total Precipitation: 31.47 in
Elevation: 6241 feet | Latitude: 38 58N | Longitude: 119 57W
July is the average warmest month.
The highest recorded temperature was 99°F in 1988.
On average, the coolest month is January.
The lowest recorded temperature was -29°F in 1972.
November is the average wettest month.
Source: Weather.com, Weatherbase.com, Wikipedia, November 2014