There are countless ways to connect to nature with more than 70 percent of the region’s land belonging to the public. State Parks, National Forests, pristine beaches, trails and waterfalls revitalize the soul and inspire environmental stewardship. Connecting with the crystalline waters of the lake is easy whether one chooses to kayak, wakeboard, fish, sail or spend an afternoon upon a stand-up paddleboard.
From mountain biking to heli-skiing, it’s a thrill seeker’s paradise and with more than 300 annual days of sunshine, there’s always a reason to be outside. For familiar and vacation recreationalists, there are miles of biking and walking trails, several golf courses and on-mountain activities for all ages and levels both summer and winter. Click here to view a list of member businesses that offer various recreational opportunities.
One of the largest attractions in the Basin is the world-class skiing and snowboarding available at a number of resorts:
- Heavenly Mountain Resort: Largest ski area in California and Nevada
- Squaw Valley: Second largest resort, hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics
- Alpine Meadows: North Shore, medium resort
- Diamond Peak: Incline Village, NV, small resort
- Northstar at Tahoe: Truckee, CA, large resort
- Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Kirkwood, CA, large resort
- Sierra-at-Tahoe: Twin Bridges, CA, medium resort
- Boreal Mountain Resort: Donner Pass, small resort
- Sugar Bowl Ski Resort: Donner Pass, medium resort
- Donner Ski Ranch:Donner Pass, small resort
- Homewood Mountain Resort: Homewood, CA, medium resort
- Mount Rose Ski Resort: Slide Mountain, NV, medium resort
Tahoe Chamber also promotes geotourism and ecotourism, both of which encourages individuals to visit El Dorado County while traveling "responsibly."