Lake Tahoe Ski Information

We are kicking off the holidays in Lake Tahoe with a snow expected on Christmas day and lasting into the weekend. This is a La Nina year, which usually bodes well for a snowy ski season.

Skiing in Lake Tahoe will be different this year because of Covid restrictions. Below I have listed the best ski areas surrounding Incline Village and their new measures to ensure safe skiing.

Mount Rose

At 8,260 feet, Mt Rose boasts an elevation that offers the highest base skiing. Currently the mountain has 18 to 28 inches at the base and peaks. Ideally located just 25 minutes from Reno and 10 minutes from Incline Village, the terrain is great for all levels of skiers and boarders.

Mt. Rose has a long history and entered the 21st century with its first high-speed lift when the Northwest triple was replaced with the Northwest Magnum 6. Following in its wake, they upgraded the Zephyr quad lift to the Blazing Zephyr 6 high-speed chair in 2004. This gives Mt. Rose dual high speed, base–to-summit rides to the top. 

In 2015, they added 9 Pole Cat snow-makers and are able to keep snow levels up throughout the season. The Wizard Lift allows skiers to access 4 new trails of the new Enchanted Forest family zone. They also installed the Magic lift and it is the first dual conveyor in North America.

Not only does skiing at Mt. Rose equate to less time on the road, but it offers opportunities to take quick escapes. This is Reno's favorite mountain and allows skiiers easy access and a quick but challenging set of turns.

With contactless payment, physical distancing and capacity limitations, Mount Rose has put safety first. Click here for more information about the new safety protocols at Mount Rose.

Diamond Peak 

Diamond Peak Ski Resort is located just above Incline Village and currently has a base of 37-43 inches of snow. This community-owned resort offers incredible views of Lake Tahoe and boasts uncrowded runs.

Guest will find easy access to the slopes from the parking lot. Diamond Peak is a great ski area for children learning to ski. They have a dedicated Child Ski Center and a Ski & Snowboard School.

You can buy daily lift tickets or purchase a season pass at more affordable prices than other resorts. Click here for ticket and pass information.

Diamond Peak will operate as close to normal as possible, with several new protocols and safety measures in place. The following links present more information about their 2020/2021 ski season safety protocols.

What To Expect video

Enhanced Safety Protocols

Lift Tickets & Will Call

On-Mountain Dining & Base Lodge Access

Chairlift Rules & Regulations

Northstar California

Northstar is located on the California side of Lake Tahoe, along 267 and half way to Truckee. Although California has a new stay at home order, the state is allowing all ski areas to remain open. Currently, Northstar has 18 inches at base and 24 inches at the summit.

The mountain surrounds a charming Village center, with shops, restaurants and an ice skating rink. Enjoy apres ski with s’mores by the fire, next to the ice rink. Northstar trails are excellent for advanced and beginner skiers and many trails wind through the trees.

Northstar has the following safety protocols for the 2020/2021 ski season.


Face coverings will be required to access the mountain, in all indoor spaces, in any line, in chairlifts and gondolas, and whenever you are unable to maintain physical distance. 


For your safety, we are managing on-mountain access this season. Reservations
will be required, and our pass holders will get priority access.  


This season, they have limited on-mountain access to ensure your safety. Book your lift tickets early to lock in your preferred dates.

Buy ticket and passes here


For your safety, all transactions will be cashless. This includes at the hotels, restaurants, Ski and Ride School, and all other points of sale. For the best experience, book and pay online in advance.

Click here for more information about Northstar California Ski Resort.

Whether skiing in the winter, or hiking and boating in the summer, I would love to show you why I have chosen Incline Village as my home. Contact me today for a list of available homes for sale or to safely view properties. If you are thinking of selling your home in Incline Village, contact me for a free property analysis.