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Athletic events in Lake Tahoe usually depend on the season: summer or winter. But whatever the seasons may command, you sure will get your share of thrill here!


During ski season, people from all over the world would flock to the slopes of Lake Tahoe where nothing less than the best is expected. Other than its scenic beauty, there is more snow here than anywhere in the United States , including more than 99% of the world!

Winter sports would include Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sledding or Tubing, Sleigh Rides, Ice Skating and Snowmobile Rides.

Some of the major ski areas in Tahoe include: Heavenly Valley, Nevada; Squaw Valley, Tahoe City; Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley; Diamond Peak, Incline Village; Northstar at Tahoe; Kirkwood; Sierra-at-Tahoe; Boreal; Sugar Bowl; Donner Ski Ranch; Homewoo; and Mount Rose.


Every summer, the lake is bustling with water sports and other beach activities. The two cities that are most popularly known as summer destinations in the Lake Tahoe area are South Lake Tahoe of California and the smaller Stateline of Nevada.

Summer sports would include Ballooning, Climbing, Hunting, Fishing, going to the Beaches or Parks, Golf, Paddling, Biking, Hiking or Backpacking, Sailing, Boating, Water Skiing, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Scuba diving and a lot more of water fun in water sports.

There are a lot of sports that involve water. In Lake Tahoe these are divided by categories based on how it is performed - in, under or on water.

Sports in the water are: Swimming, Triathlon, Modern pentathlon ( includes epee fencing, pistol shooting, swimming, a show jumping course on horseback, and a cross-country run), Rescue swimming, Surf lifesaving, Water polo (a team ball sport played in water), Synchronized swimming, Fin swimming, Water aerobics, Water gymnastics, Snorkeling, Diving, water slide, and Synchronized diving .

Sports under water include: Diving under water, Scuba diving, Free-diving, Apnea (the practice of not breathing for extended times), Underwater rugby, Underwater hockey, and Underwater photography.

Sports on the water are: Boating, Bodyboarding, Canoeing, Canoe Polo, Dragon Boat Racing which is a team paddling sport on water, Fishing, Hydroplane racing, Jet sprint boat racing, Kayaking, Kite surfing on flat water, Motor boating, Offshore powerboat racing, Outrigger Canoe racing, Parasailing, Rafting, Rowing, Sailing, Surfing, Splash Padding, Tubing down a river or behind a boat, Wakeboarding, Wake skating, Water skiing, and Windsurfing.

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