The Area

No matter the season, there are tons of North Lake Tahoe recreation and adventure to be had . Winter weather brings world class ski resorts, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and more. Families love the snow parks with their sledding and tubing hills. Go ice skating with that special someone or take advantage of the many businesses that offer snowboard and ski rentals.

North Lake Tahoe summer recreation offers a whole different kind of adventure with beaches galore where you can sunbathe and swim. Many place on the lake offer watercraft and boat rentals, boat cruises, and tour guides. Rent a bike and explore hundreds of trails, charter a fishing expedition and catch the biggest fish in the lake, or try one of the many challenging golf courses with a chance to compete with friends and improve your game. North Lake Tahoe hiking trails lead to amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains, and can be explored on foot, mountain bike, or horseback. Of course if you are looking for something a little more relaxing, you can find numerous spas and enjoy a massage or do a little mountain shopping.

Nearby Skiing

Close to world class skiing at Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows among others, the River Ranch welcome skiers and boarders in the winter time where you can stay close to the slopes with shuttle service is available as well. Relax and enjoy a cocktail in our popular aprés ski fireplace lounge, or experience our cozy, lively restaurant.

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

Rafting on the River

Rafting on the Truckee River is a perfect activity for the whole family.

You can enjoy a 2-4 hour summer float down the River from Tahoe City to the River Ranch!

Call 530-583-1111, May-September for rates and more information!

Biking on the River

A leisurely bike ride along the river is one of the best activities in Lake Tahoe. No need for a car white staying at the River Ranch as we’re centrally located between Tahoe City and Squaw Valley The bike ride is a flat level ride good for the whole family and just 3.5 miles in either direction.

Things to Do:

Experience all North Lake Tahoe has to offer. The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association  is there for support for the vacationer providing information on all four-season with activities for everyone in your party.  From jaw dropping scenery and wildlife to state parks and historic estates the NLTRA offers resources for a variety of things to do in the area including the entertainment scene unique to our mountain town. Visit for more events and activities