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Ski and Paddle in One Day!

April 23, 2018

One of my favorite things about spring in Lake Tahoe is being able to combine snow sports with water sports… all in one day!  Ski in the morning at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and then go splash around in North America’s largest alpine lake.

Set the alarm clock early and hit the slopes at Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows. Hitting the mountain when it opens allows for fresh corduroy groomers, or if you are lucky a few inches of fresh snow.  The crowds may have dissipated allowing for open runs and vast terrain.  You will be in awe of the 360 degree views with Lake Tahoe in the forefront surrounded by the Sierra mountains.

Ski a few hours or when your ski heart is content, then grab some lunch and head to the lake.  There are a couple larger areas to go explore the bay and lakeshores.  One of my favorite places to spend an afternoon paddling is King’s Beach. There are a couple kayak and paddleboard rental companies that will accommodate your water activity of choice.  From Kings Beach, paddle east towards Crystal Cove.

Another great spot claimed as one of the best paddle areas at Lake Tahoe is Baldwin Beach.  This is located on the south shore with one of the easiest access points.  On a calm day, paddle by Fannett Island for a beautiful site.  The blue water and unparallel views from the lake will have you in vacation bliss.


Spring is the perfect balance of seasons.  Visit liketahoe.com for more information on your next trip to Lake Tahoe.

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