Snow Time Like the Present

Winter Vacation to Zephyr Cove and Lake Tahoe Adventures

This holiday season unwrap everyone’s best winter getaway. South Lake Tahoe takes your outdoor adventures beyond the ski resorts. Your basecamp—Zephyr Cove Resort—has lakeside wood cabins, a beautiful mile-long beach, and plenty of activities that begin right out your door. Get your thrills at the highest elevation of tubing terrain—Adventure Mountain. Explore panoramic lake views and secret snowy trails with a snowmobile tour at Lake Tahoe Adventures or Zephyr Cove Snowmobiling. And find that winter glow with one of South Lake Tahoe’s best dining experiences: the M.S. Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Zephyr ZZZs

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zephyr cove resort

zephyr cove resort

zephyr cove resort

Historic, lakeside, and featuring a mile-long beach backed by South Lake Tahoe’s signature pines, Zephyr Cove Resort puts fun and ease into vacations. Stay in their lovely lakeside wood cabins, Airstreams, or RV/Campground. Zephyr Cove Restaurant is voted the best by locals (so you know it’s good!), and the resort has plenty of options for adventures—including snowmobile tours taking you to 9,000+ feet. Book a beginner-friendly or private group tour and let the pros handle the rest as you embark on one of the most unique ways to see some of South Lake Tahoe’s marquee mountains and pristine lake views.

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The two-hour Scenic Lakeview Snowmobile Tour leaves from Zephyr Cove Resort and takes you over high mountain meadows, through towering pines and aspens, and up to peaks. Book this tour and see some of the best views of the lake from a snowmobile.

I'm on a Boat!

M.S. Dixie II

M.S. Dixie II

A winter cruise around Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay is sure to get etched in your memory as a bucket-list best. The M.S. Dixie II is a paddle wheeler offering year-round tours with climate controlled indoor seating, signature cocktails, and unforgettable outdoors scenery.

Get on board for the Scenic Daytime Cruise or do a Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Dixie. Bonus: There’s a New Year’s Eve Cruise.

Relax as you glide around popular points of interest including Vikingsholm Castle and Fannette Island. Emerald Bay is one of the most photographed National Natural Landmarks for good reason. One, two, three, selfie!

Yabba Dabba Tube!

tubing lake tahoe

Have you ever thought of taking your tubing to the next level? There’s a mountain for that! At 7,400 feet, Adventure Mountain is the highest elevation tubing destination in the entire Tahoe Basin. It also has the most snow and biggest terrain, with 40 acres of Sno-Cat groomed tubing trails, some as long as 500 feet. Mini-runs are perfect for mini-tubers, making it a great family destination.

Backcountry by Snowmobile

snowmobile backcountry

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backcountry snowmobile lake tahoe

Lake Tahoe Adventures offers one of the coolest ways to get wayyy back in the Sierra. Designed for all experience levels and led by pro guides, there’s a variety of high-elevation snowmobile tours to choose from.

The most popular is the beginner-friendly Summit Tour in glorious Hope Valley. Enjoy a two-hour exploration of the backcountry, including Faith Valley and Sierra Crest.

Advanced adventurers can try the more challenging terrain in the valley on the Ultimate Tour, a rugged mix of canyons, creeks, alpine lakes, and 10,000-foot peaks.

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