Lake Tahoe

Outdoor Adventures

Explore the Great Outdoors in Lake Tahoe

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There’s no end to the adventures in Lake Tahoe. Make the most of your stay by exploring all the great outdoors has to offer. Stand on the border and look over two states at once. Put on scuba gear and discover wrecks and barges sunk long ago. Or hop on a mountain bike for a heart-pounding adventure.
Lake Tahoe is not just one of the world’s largest lakes — it’s one of the most picturesque places on the planet. It’s both a shredder’s paradise well-known for its perfectly skiable powder in winter, and a peaceful retreat offering sublime views and challenging hikes in spring, summer, and fall.
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Winter, we go skiing.
Megan Humphries

“Winter, we go skiing,” says Megan Humphries, resort manager at Hyatt Vacation Club Lake Tahoe, High Sierra Lodge.

There is no question that Tahoe’s most popular winter pastime is racing down the slopes at the ski area of your choosing, including the famous Squaw Valley and Heavenly Ski Resort.

There is no question that Tahoe’s most popular winter pastime is racing down the slopes at the ski area of your choosing, including the famous Squaw Valley and Heavenly Ski Resort.

For nature lovers who don’t mind the nippy weather, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing around Lake Tahoe is a great workout. You can choose from a wide variety of trails for every skill level.

Endless Trails

Whether you prefer hiking or biking, the local trails are practically endless.

For bike enthusiasts, there are plenty of trails to choose from. Humphries recommends Flume Trail. This trail, suitable for early-stage mountain bikers, follows the path carved out by loggers many years ago.

“The Stateline Lookout trail is good for any age [hiker] and there are [informational] signs along the way,” Humphries says. “It’s only a 1.5-mile loop, and the lookout sits on the border between Nevada and California.”

And if you like views, you’ll be excited about this new addition.

“One of the great new things that just opened is a pathway from the edge of Incline Village to Sand Harbor, rated one of the most picturesque spots [in America]. That’s what [members] are most excited about,” Humphries adds.

The trail offers visitors the opportunity to visit a point of the Lake Tahoe landscape that was previously difficult to access and offers a new perspective from the state-of-the-art bridge. You can catch views of Hidden Beach, Memorial Point, and other scenic areas.

Ready to discover a new kind of trail?

The Emerald Bay Maritime Heritage Trail — California's first underwater trail — opened to the public in October 2018. Here, scuba and snorkel divers can explore historical watercrafts submerged beneath the surface. There are even underwater informational panels installed at four dive sites along the trail.
No matter the time of year or which side of the California-Nevada border you choose, a vacation in Lake Tahoe offers activities, experiences, and memories unlike any other. Whatever you do, don’t stay inside. Get outdoors and explore all this area has to offer.
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Discover breathtaking beauty, where crystal-clear waters meet mountain vistas. Enjoy outdoor adventures, from hiking to skiing, as well as vibrant nightlife, while embracing the allure of this scenic year-round destination.

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Hyatt Vacation Club at High Sierra Lodge

Hyatt Vacation Club at High Sierra Lodge

Hyatt Vacation Club at High Sierra Lodge is among the most spectacular resorts in Lake Tahoe. A short stroll from your two-bedroom vacation condo, you'll find a white sand beach, superb dining, 24‑hour casino, and health spa, plus nearby skiing, horseback riding, hiking, and two championship golf courses.
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Discover breathtaking beauty, where crystal-clear waters meet mountain vistas. Enjoy outdoor adventures, from hiking to skiing, as well as vibrant nightlife, while embracing the allure of this scenic year-round destination.

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Hyatt Vacation Club at Northstar Lodge

Hyatt Vacation Club at Northstar Lodge

Experience the luxury and lifestyle of Lake Tahoe. Located at the base of Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort, Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe, Northstar Lodge, consists of 34 ski-in/ski-out studio and two- and three-bedroom residences. Enjoy a private ski and boot valet, Village Swim and Fitness center, owners' lounge and plaza, media room, and gondola within steps from the building. Located at the north end of Lake Tahoe, this resort offers family adventures for every season from snow skiing, hiking, and mountain biking to fly fishing, horseback riding, and water sports.
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