Snow on the Way for Lake Tahoe – Tahoe’s Best Weather Forecast & Snow Report

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Winter has arrived in Lake Tahoe and the ski resorts and hotels are geared up for guests and a fast start to December on the slopes.

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The Weather Channel reports 100% chance of snow today in the Sierra Nevada with average depths 2-4 inches and temperatures down to 2 degrees Fahrenheit in certain locations Tuesday night.

Snow and colder weather are on the way for Lake Tahoe this week with winter conditions forecast for today and into Tuesday evening according to the editor’s at, Tahoe’s busiest travel & tourism website that provides viewers with up to date Lake Tahoe weather forecasts, road conditions and daily Tahoe ski resort snow reports.

“The Weather Channel reports 100% chance of snow today in the Sierra Nevada with average depths 2-4 inches and temperatures down to 2 degrees Fahrenheit in certain locations Tuesday night,” according to Lindsey Skinner, editor at “Looks like a good start to December and just what the ski resorts, skiers, riders and local hotels were looking for.”

In North Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is expecting 5-9 inches at the base and 8-12 on the mountain. On the South Shore, Heavenly is expecting strong/moderate winds and 4-6 at the base and 8-11 on the summit. Low temperatures through the week allow the ski resorts to make snow which further adds to snow depth and overall coverage on the slopes.

Caltrans says that chains and snow tire restrictions will likely be in place across the major highways in and out of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Another smaller storm is expected this coming weekend which could add another 3-6 much needed inches of the white stuff.

Since it’s time to ski and ride, here are a few lodging options worth noting in North and South Tahoe near the ski resorts:

North Lake Tahoe

Near Northstar - The Village at Northstar™ … Beautiful luxury accommodations in the beautiful village at base of Northstar. Steps from the gondola, skating rink, restaurants and shopping.

Near Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows - Resort at Squaw Creek… Full service luxury resort with ski-in, ski-out access to Squaw. Also features a skating rink, multiple restaurants, outdoor pool and shopping.

Near Diamond Peak - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino… Located in picturesque Incline Village on the “Nevada side”, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers guests AAA Four Diamond luxury lakeside accommodations, a casino floor, restaurants (including Lone Eagle Grille & Cutthroat’s Saloon) and is close to Diamond Peak, Mt.

South Lake Tahoe
Near Heavenly - Horizon Casino Resort Lake Tahoe… Where you can walk across the street to the Heavenly Gondola. Low, value room rates and large enough rooms where ski groups can fit more people into one room than other places to stay in the area.

Near Heavenly - The 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club… Offers guests Tahoe style motel rooms, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites and a nice 5-bedroom cabin. Rates are always low and they offer an outdoor Jacuzzi and are pet friendly. You can walk to Lake, Heavenly Gondola and casinos.

Near Heavenly – The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel & Forest Suites both offer a great location and suites. The Lakeside Inn and Casino is also in a great downtown Stateline, NV location walking distance to its “friendly slots” and the Heavenly Gondola.

Check Tahoe’s Best weather page for up to date Lake Tahoe weather reports, Tahoe weather forecasts, radar maps, road conditions, Caltrans traffic cams, webcams, and daily Tahoe ski resort snow reports.

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