No snow, no problem: Resorts ski into summer
Once the ski season comes to an end many of the mountain resorts shift gears. Here is the best of what you can find at the Tahoe area resorts during the summer.
- Squaw Valley is set to operate July 1-4 and Saturdays thereafter as long as conditions allow. Squaw Valley has a base depth of 20 feet, as of the beginning of May, and is primed to offer skiing and riding in the Shirley zone.
- Ride the tram to High Camp for hiking and mountain biking, or take a swim in the pool at 8,200 feet.
- Three beginning disc golf holes head out from High Camp, with an additional 15 challenging holes dropping into Shirley Canyon.
- In the Village at Squaw Creek find summer movies, Bluesday Concerts on Tuesdays, and free yoga on Wednesdays.
- Take the Gondola Ride to the top of Heavenly Mountain for one of Tahoe’s greatest views.
- Tackle one of the three ropes courses.
- Fly on a zip line for 1,000 feet with up to three of your friends at the same time, reaching speeds of 40 mph
- Summertime tubing on a special water free slide down a 500-foot-tall hill, then take the magic carpet back to the top for another round.
- Ridge Rider Mountain coaster, a 300-foot descent on a 3,400-foot-long track.
- Home of Woodward Tahoe, a rainy day escape
- Trampoline zone and super trampoline
- Launch pad into foam to practice bike and ski jumps
- Concrete skate park
- Tumble zone for gymnasts
- Pump track
- Summer camps
- The Northstar kids program includes miniature golf, bungee trampoline and spider web rock wall for climbing as well as roller skating and bungee jumping.
- The Northstar Bike Park provides the areas most extensive network of lift serviced trails geared towards all levels from beginning to extreme.
- Camp Sugar Bowl is a program of environmental and field science.
- Expect mountain adventures including rock climbing, white water rafting, hiking, swimming in mountain lakes, mountain biking, kayaking and solo time in nature.
- Home of an organized corn-hole league.
- Bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available across the highway from Lake Tahoe.
- The lift accessed mountain biking park includes terrain park features, pump track and log rides. Bike rentals are available.
- Nearby, access hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail and Winnemucca Lake Trails to some of the best wildflower displays in the Sierra.
- An extensive network of trails in Burton Creek State Park and the nearby National Forest for mountain biking, hiking or dog walking.
- Tahoe Mountain Adventures provides bike rentals and repairs at the trail head.
- The new lodge at Tahoe Donner becomes an equestrian center in the summer, providing guided trail rides, camps and lessons.
- Special events like Cowgirls and Cocktails and Pancakes and Ponies.
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