Lake Tahoe is located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains and straddles the border between California and Nevada. With average snowfall at alpine levels averaging 300-500 inches per year, Lake Tahoe is nothing short of a pristine spot for winter thrill seekers. Offering a vast array of skiing and snowboarding opportunities with dozens of ski resorts to choose from, ranging from beginner slopes at the Sierra at Tahoe Resort to advanced slopes of Kirkwood and everything in between. Dozens of ski resorts offer gondola and cable rides with unparalleled panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Ski Resorts being one of most renowned leaving guest breathless basking in the beauty that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Snow trails are located throughout the Tahoe basin for hiking, snowshoeing, dog sled rides, and romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides. Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks provide fun for the whole family offering classes for skaters and hockey players. Tranquil winter lake cruises are available, take in stunning scenery while relaxing on the infamous M.S. Dixie departing daily from Zephyr Cove or the Tahoe Queen departing from the Ski Run Marina. During the holidays there are numerous festivities for family fun, First Fridays in Truckee, Festival of Lights at Montbleu, New Years Eve Celebration at Heavenly Village, Christmas Wonderland at Eldorado Resort & Casino as well as the Polar Express Train Ride.