Lake Tahoe Winter 2013 - 2014: Top 5 Things to Do this Winter Vacation Ranked by

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Lake Tahoe in the winter brings with it opportunities to get out the sleds, rev up the snowmobile engines, and get out in the powder. So zip up those winter coats and enjoy VirtualTahoe’s top five things to do this winter.

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Everyone knows Lake Tahoe boasts incredible skiing and snowboarding, so the editors of put together a guide other winter activities to enjoy this winter season 2013 - 2014.

Everyone loves Lake Tahoe in the winter; and with winter here now it’s time to start planning this year’s vacation. Everyone knows Lake Tahoe boasts incredible skiing and snowboarding, so the editors of put together a guide other winter activities to enjoy this winter season 2013 - 2014. The guide is an informal survey of Lake Tahoe outdoor enthusiasts with one caveat - skiing & riding were not options. So here’s the list of top five things to do this winter in Tahoe other than ski or ride:

1.) Lake Tahoe Helicopter Tour - All Ages - $70+
Though it might not be the cheapest thing to do in Lake Tahoe, helicopter tours of the Lake are arguably the most fun! Imagine flying high above the Lake and getting the best views imaginable. Reno Tahoe Helicopter Tours not only offer tours all over Lake Tahoe, but they are an incredible idea for something to do in Lake Tahoe with kids. See Lake Tahoe like no one else does (besides the blue jays).

2.) Lake Tahoe Fishing Charter - All Ages - $90+
Any Lake Tahoe vacation without fishing cannot be called a true Lake Tahoe vacation. Tahoe Sport Fishing makes it happen in the winter with morning and afternoon fishing trips, so don’t let the trip feel incomplete! Reel in dinner this winter out on the Lake. Tahoe Sport Fishing supplies everything needed for the best fishing trip. Plus, kids under 5 ride free (expect to share a pole with an adult)!

3.) Lake Tahoe Sleigh Ride - All Ages - $63+
Wrap up warm this winter and hop on this quintessentially Lake Tahoe vehicle. Sleigh Rides are fun for the whole family, and the kids will love riding through the powdery snow. Enjoy the surroundings on a sleigh, something that not everyone can say they’ve done! Bring the camera, because this is something that needs to be captured (maybe for next year’s holiday card!).

4.) Cross Country Skiing
Everyone is always talking about downhill skiing, but why not try something different this year and snap on the cross country skis. Many ski rental shops around Lake Tahoe offer x-country ski options, so try out the awesome sport. For ski rentals try Powder House in South Lake Tahoe, or Tahoe Dave’s in the North Lake Tahoe area. With so many cross country skiing spots in Lake Tahoe it would be a crime to not try it out.

5.) Sledding in Lake Tahoe
Take a trip back to childhood and enjoy a day zipping down the hills on top of a sled! Winter in Lake Tahoe brags incredible snow (fingers crossed for early snow!), so grab the kids and head to one of the Lake’s best sledding slopes! For free sledding try Tahoe Meadows at Mount Rose, or pay pocket change ($5 - $10) at Granlibakken, North Tahoe Park, or Hansen’s Resort.

Enjoy the winter!

About, Lake Tahoe’s number one online guide, provides quality information on all things Tahoe. Use to find information on everything Lake Tahoe from vacation lodging and casinos to ski resorts and boat rentals. Lindsey Skinner, the editor of, loves exploring Lake Tahoe in the winter.

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