Squaw Valley Village & Tram Heavenly Village & Gondola
Heavenly Village and nearby casinos and shops are Tahoe’s nucleus of man-made fun! Ride an incredibly scenic aerial gondola up to 9,123-foot elevation viewing platform, mountain lodge, ropes-course and “mountain-coaster.” Venues in the Village often feature live music.
Cruising or Paddling Lake Tahoe
By kayak, paddleboard, sailboat, speedboat, or scenic cruise, getting out on Lake Tahoe’s blue surface is an unforgettable experience. Comfortable cruises leave from Zephyr Cove and Tahoe City daily. See “Boating,” page 31, for more details.
Sometime this summer, Squaw Valley ski resort plans to rename itself. Whatever name they choose for the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the valley’s beauty, base village, and spectacular aerial tram make it worth a visit. The tram travels up 2,000 vertical feet to the resort’s High Camp day lodge.
Truckee’s charming, “Old West” downtown is bisected by the Transcontinental Railroad and the Truckee River. The historic buildings house a wide variety of quality restaurants, shops, galleries and brew pubs. Trails and bike paths head out in multiple directions, including the scenic Truckee River Legacy Trail.
Tahoe City, State Park & Museums
Lake Tahoe’s only outlet is the Truckee River in Tahoe City, where a dam controls the top six feet of the lake. Lean over the railing of Fanny Bridge to watch the giant trout below. Bike paths and sidewalks lead from Gatekeeper Museum throughout this charming town of shops and restaurants.
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D.L. Bliss State Park
Enormous granite boulders dot this scenic park, whose highlight is its white sand beach, turquoise waters and rocky coves. A trail from Bliss clings the cliffs to Sand Harbor State Park to the south.