Winter Family Activities

Discover Family Activities in South Lake Tahoe This Winter

Known for its massive freshwater lake, Lake Tahoe is also known and highly visited for its ski resorts and other winter weather activities. On average Lake Tahoe sees between 210-220 inches of snow in lower elevations, and high elevations can see up to 500 inches each year, making our lake-town a winter lover's paradise. Whether you ski or not, there are plenty of family activities to do in South Lake Tahoe this winter.

Hit the Slopes

Surrounded by amazing ski resorts, Lake Tahoe offers skiing opportunities for all levels. Beginners and families with small children will love Sierra at Tahoe while those looking for a challenge will find it at Kirkwood. If you want a little bit of everything, hop on the Heavenly Gondola for Heavenly Ski Resort. Known for its après ski offerings, Heavenly has something for everyone.

Snow Tubing

Enjoy a winter day with your family snow tubing! Especially fun for families with young children, tubing offers the thrills of sledding but with more adventure and less fuss. Take the Heavenly Gondola to Heavenly Adventure Peak and enjoy 500-foot lanes with a 65-vertical drop. Mini tubing is also available for the smaller family members.

Heavenly Village Ice Skating Rink

Ice skating is a great non-skiing winter activity the whole family can participate in. The outdoor ice skating rink at Heavenly Village is located in the middle of the village and is surrounded by shops and restaurants to visit after your skate. When you need a break from your fun on the ice, warm up your hands and toes by the fire pits around the rink.


Experience the ultimate snowmobile adventure with Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours. Be amazed as you embark on an exhilarating journey through snowy landscapes and pristine alpine forests. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate the trails surrounded by towering mountains and glistening frozen lakes. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a beginner, experienced guides will ensure a safe and thrilling ride for all.


Love a good winter hike? Snowshoeing is an enjoyable way to experience Lake Tahoe’s backcountry during the snowy season. There are many places to enjoy snowshoeing ranging from flat and easy to steep and strenuous. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to be awe-inspired by the views and get your fix of non-skiing winter fun.

Stay at Forest Suites Resort

South Lake Tahoe offers an array of family activities during the winter months, from skiing to snowshoeing, ice skating to tubing, and everything in between. Enjoy the natural beauty and memorable family adventures.

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