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When Mark Twain visited Lake Tahoe, he described the air in the clouds as both “very pure and fine,” and “bracing and delicious.”

In 1861, Twain travelled across much of Lake Tahoe by rowboat while harvesting timber on the lake’s shores, and he truly thought it “must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” Later, the American novelist thought that he was breathing the same air as angels.

Much of the lake’s beautiful forests are as pristine across the 72-mile shoreline as they were back then. One of great times of year to experience Tahoe is late winter when the picturesque landscape fills with fluffy snow, the area is surrounding with the festive mood.

North Lake Tahoe is famous for its world-class ski experiences, fresh local produce and fish, and more than 274 days of sunshine, boasting variety, accessibility, and wellness value

Getting there is less than a two-hour drive northeast of Sacramento or a 90-minute direct flight from LAX, and you will enter a whole new adventure land within the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

World Class Resorts, Family Friendly Services 

There are many places to stay at North Lake Tahoe, and one of the most memorable is Granlibakken Tahoe – a historic, family owned and operated resort with stunning forest views, and high mountain trails.

With traditional and quality lodgings, this resort offers warm and intimate holiday activities. It is a perfect destination for winter sports where people have skied since the 1920s. These days it remains a fun ski, and sledding area for the whole family.

Granlibakken offers plenty of outdoor recreation options with an abundance of trees, cool breezes, and mountain air, just one mile from crystal-clear Lake Tahoe. Unwind and enjoy a new level of relaxation with an onsite Day Spa, and yoga classes too.

One luxurious resort worth visiting is Northstar California. The Vail owned ski-in/ski-out resort has plenty of space and amenities for the whole family, with 15 restaurants, shops, and accommodation options.

Voted as the best ski resort in North America, Squaw Valley was the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and another destination worth visiting. The Alpine Meadows ski-in/ski-out resort and village has over 50 restaurants, bars, and boutiques.

Winter Joy and Wellness Adventures

There is fun for the whole family during the snow season in North Lake Tahoe.

The intimate ski hill is perfect for beginner through intermediate skiers, and snowboarders, with rental shop, ski school and warming hut at Granlibakken Resort. There are onsite ski lessons for everyone to enjoy snow happiness once more.

At Squaw Valley has plenty of winter activities to keep the little (and big) kids entertained, including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snow tubing, and mini snowmobiles to name a few.

One of the winter season’s favorite pastimes is riding a horse drawn sleigh. Wrap yourself and the children in a warm blanket, and let Sleigh & Carriage Rides in Lake Tahoe take your family on a fairytale adventure across the freshly fallen snowy landscapes. Enjoy the fresh, pine-scented air, spectacular scenery, and sound of jingling bells as you glide through the snow in this real-life winter wonderland that is a perfect outing for the whole family.

The star-gazing tour, on the other hand, offers quite and peaceful winter sky, where your imagination set to the limitless space.

North Lake Tahoe is a true American winter destination, and a land filled with magic and happiness.

By New San Cai

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