The Tahoe area just got another two to three feet of snow and the ski resorts are celebrating with more open lifts and runs. It's really cold and powdery too. However, what if your idea of being in the snow doesn't consist of hurling yourself down a mountain?
Show your love of Big Blue by shopping locally and picking up a holiday gift that not only screams "I Love Tahoe!", but supports Tahoe shops, vendors and non-profits. These five gifts will keep your loved ones warm both inside (vodka) and out (fleece sweaters).
Most visitors to the Tahoe area go to see and play around in or on Big Blue. However there are dozens of smaller lakes in the area that might not make the same impact as Tahoe and tend to stay out of the limelight.
Meteorologists in the region are predicting that this winter at Lake Tahoe will be a mild El Niño, an "average" winter season for the lake that is hinting at a bit more snow than last season. If you've noticed the indicators (early frosts, bright golden aspen leaves, dropping acorns and fat bears), so have the ski resorts.
The Lake Tahoe area itself is a group of tiny towns around a large, blue lake and there are many ways you can experience small town life while visiting the area. However, on your way to and from Lake Tahoe there are additional small towns scattered around the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Virginia Range that are also worth checking out…especially this fall.