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Summer Activities --- Click here to skip to Winter Activities

Summer is one of the most popular seasons here at Lake Tahoe. Summer starts in the beginning of June and lasts until September and sometimes into October.Here are some links and other information that may be helpful or of interest. Remember that many of the Summer activities continue well into the Fall. In fact the hiking, biking and fishing only get better during the fall.

This area abounds with great waters to throw a fly at. If you are unfamiliar with the area we highly recommend hiring a guide. While there are plenty of destinations where you can find fish easily if you plan to fish the Truckee or Little Truckee hiring a guide will make your time on the water much more rewarding. They don't call the Truckee, "The Toughy" for nothing. We also recommend booking guides well in advance of your arrival, during the summer months booking a guide last minute is next to impossible.

Divided Sky Fly Fishing: 530-412-2988.
Truckee River Outfitters: Fly Shop and Guides,530-582-0900
Frank Piscotta ( Local Guide 530-587-7333
Kingfish Charters: 530-525-5360

Ride around Tahoe 72 miles, catch the bike trail to Sugar Pine or find a solitary mountain bike trail. Any kind of riding you can think of is here at Tahoe. We have some great shops in the area with rentals, trail guides, guided tours and shuttles.

West Shore Sports - Homewood 530-525-9920
Cyclepaths- Bike Rentals, Cruisers, Downhill & Road bikes 530-581-1171
The Backcountry, Tahoe City & Truckee 530-581-5861
Flume Trail Shuttles & Bike Rental 775-749-5349


Truckee River Rafting: 530-583-0123, Self guided float trips.
Tahoe White Water Tours: 1-800-442-7238 Truckee & American Rivers.


Tahoma Meadows is an ideal place to base day hikes or even overnight hikes from. We are situated near many trail heads leading intoStony Ridge Lake - Desolation Wilderness Desolation Wilderness, Granite Chief Wilderness, The Pacific Crest Trail and the Tahoe National Forest. Just give us a call and we'll let you know the trail conditions or what trails will suit you best.

Tahoe Rim Trail Info: Phone: (775)588-0686, Fax: (775)588-8737


Lake Tahoe is a spectacular place to kayak. If you want to get out on the water, and we recommend that you do, a kayak is one of the best ways to do it. Sea or touring kayaks are very stable and safe so anyone can paddle one. On a calm day it will seem as if you are floating above the bottom of the lake suspended in air. It is a feeling that you can get only in a kayak.

West Shore Sports - Homewood, discounts for our guests, 530-525-9920
Tahoe Paddle and Oar: 530- 581-3029 Rentals and tours
Tahoe White Water Tours: 800-442-7238 Tours
Camp Richardson: 530-541-1801 rentals and tours
Meeks Bay Resort: 530-525-5588 rentals


Tahoe City Golf Course - Tahoe City - 530-583-1516
Old Brockaway - Kings Beach - 530-546-9909
North Star - Truckee - 530-562-2490
Coyote Moon - Truckee - 530-587-0886
Incline Village GC - Incline Village NV - 888-236-8725
Ponderosa GC - Truckee - 530-587-3501
Squaw Creek GC - Squaw Valley - 530-583-6300
Lake Tahoe GC - South Lake Tahoe - 530-577-0788

Boat, Water skiing and Jet Ski Rentals

High Sierra Water Ski School, 530-583-7417
Meeks Bay Resort: 530-525-5588
Tahoe City Marina: 530-583-1039

Sailing and Paddle Wheeler Tours

Wood Wind:530-542-2212 or 775-588-3000
Camp Richardson and Zephyr Cove
Tahoe Girl: 530-583-0141 Tahoe City
MS Dixie II: 775-588-3508 Zephyr Cove
Tahoe Queen: 530-541-3364 South Lake Tahoe

ATV and 4x4 Tours
Tahoma Meadows is located just 1/2 mile from the Eastern end of the famous Rubicon OHV trail. This is rated as one of the knarliest 4x4 trails in the country. If you are planning on doing any driving on the trail you had better have a pretty heavy duty 4x4. The average rental Ford Explorer will simply not do.
Lake Tahoe Adventures: 530-577-2940

Winter Activities

Winters at Lake Tahoe are wonderful. As a winter sports destination you can find no equal. With an average of 500 inches of snow per year and 260 days of sunshine our climate can't be beat. Here are some good links and phone numbers for the area.


Homewood Mtn. Resort: Just around the corner. Great for beginners to experts. Voted as the West's best powder stash by Powder Magazine. 530-525-2992, Adult discount tickets available

Squaw Valley USA: Where Dick grew up skiing. 530-583-6955. Adult discount tickets available

Alpine Meadows: Just north of Tahoe City.530-583-4232

North Star-at-Tahoe: Great family resort. Just north between Kings Beach and Truckee. 530-562-1010

Sugar Bowl: On the summit off old hwy 40. A great place to ski on the way up or down the hill. 530-426-1111

Gear Rental

West Shore Sports: Ski, board, X-C & snowshoe rentals: Open late on Friday nights so you can pick up your gear for the weekend before the morning crowds. Be sure to let them know that you are staying with us and you will receive a discount on your rental. Homewood, 530-525-9920

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country: This is list of some of the areas with groomed trails and rental shops. If you want to go into the back country the skiing is unlimited.

West Shore Sports - X-C & Snowshoe rentals Homewood, 530-525-9920 (Our guests receive discount and open late on Fridays so you can avoid the morning rush)

The Backcountry - Tahoe City & Truckee 530-581-5861

Sugar Pine Pt. State Park: Within walking distance (20 minutes through the neighborhood) . Ski the trails of the 1960 Olympics. Groomed striding lanes. Some skating is available where the trails allow. Sorry doggers are not allowed on these trails.

Tahoe Cross Country: Located just east of Tahoe city 530-587-9484

Northstar-at-Tahoe: Great family resort. Just north between Kings Beach and Truckee. 530-562-1010

Royal Gorge: On the summit off old hwy 40. A great place to ski on the way up or down the hill. 530-426-3871

Desolation Wilderness and the Tahoe National Forest - Unlimited un-groomed trails.

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