Posted on July 21, 2022
Known the world over for its beauty and outdoor activities, Lake Tahoe is an impressive freshwater lake that is on a section of the northern border of California and Nevada. Two-thirds of the lake is in California and one-third is in Nevada, giving timeshare owners the best of both worlds. From hiking, skiing, world-class dining, shopping and relaxing on the beach, there’s something for everyone looking for the top Lake Tahoe timeshare resorts.
Considering the massive size of Lake Tahoe, there are multiple different towns around the lake to explore. There’s plenty of things to do and wonderful timeshares with high-quality amenities so let’s get right into some of the most popular things to do in Lake Tahoe.
Sand Harbor Beach is located just south of Incline Village township, in Nevada within the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Incline Village is one of the largest towns in Lake Tahoe and the primary town on the Nevada side of the lake. This town is home to many local favorite restaurants and some of the top Lake Tahoe timeshare resorts in the region.
The Sand Harbor Beach is a stunning shoreline for visitors and locals to enjoy outdoor activities and there’s access to a boat launch, paddleboard, kayak and jet ski rentals. On warm days, this sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, volleyball, waterskiing, and more. Sand Harbor also has a quaint picnic area in the shade of pine trees and snack bars for food and beverages.
Some of the most beautiful lake-view trails are located in the town of South Lake Tahoe. These trails bring out the stunning scenery of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. There are multiple trails that offer family-friendly terrain and distance, and there are other trails that provide a more intense experience.
The Cascade Falls trail is a great family trail with little elevation gain and around 2 miles round trip. There are gorgeous views throughout the whole trail from Cascade Lake, to Cascade Falls and back to Lake Tahoe.
Mount Tallac is southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Mt. Tallac trail is around 10 miles round-trip with an elevation of 3,200 feet. It will definitely be worth the trek to be able to see panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.
Additionally, you can have a different kind of walk - around Village Shopping Center for dozens of unique gifts and fashion items. Right next door is The Shops at Heavenly Village with ice-skating, live music, and lovely restaurants.
If you’re looking for a ski resort near South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, Heavenly Ski Resort is just the place. Right on the California-Nevada border, this resort meanders into both states with 97 runs and 30 lifts and has space reserved exclusively for beginners so you can perfect the runs. Take the gondola from South Lake Tahoe up to the resort at any time of the year, since the resort hosts fun activities during the summer months as well and the views are terrific.
Further north is the Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village. The resort has 30 runs over 655 acres and claims to have the best glade runs in the entire Lake Tahoe region. Mount Rose is a little further but has the highest ski elevation in Nevada at 9,700ft.
On the western side of the lake in California, Palisades Tahoe was home to the 1960 Winter Olympics and has some of the best slopes in the Lake Tahoe area. Located in Olympic Valley, this resort has 3,600 acres of skiing terrain and more than 170 trails.
At an elevation of 6,200 to 8,200 feet, Palisades is perfect for all ski levels. There are designated areas for beginners and approximately 25% of the slopes are at a beginner level. This area gets about 450 inches of powdery snow per season, so you and your family have plenty of time to learn how to ski or snowboard!
There are numerous places to stay within the Lake Tahoe area and it all depends on what you would like to do on your vacation. Below are some of the top Lake Tahoe timeshare resorts.
Now known as Hilton Vacation Club Lake Tahoe Resort following Hilton’s acquisition of Diamond, this resort is just steps from the lake in South Lake Tahoe and offers luxurious amenities and high-quality guest services. Just a mile away is Hansen’s Snow Tubing to plunge down a 400 foot long hill and is open for all ages. Looking to stay physical on your trip? Take a hike or plan a picnic with stunning views at Emerald Bay State Park. Additionally, the casinos are only about a mile away and you’re even closer to the gondola to Heavenly Ski Resort to experience the exhilarating slopes.
Because of its location at the Shops at Heavenly Village, this Lake Tahoe timeshare has a great location next to the Heavenly gondola to take you to the ski resort. Enjoy skating on the ice rink during the wintertime and the lush pine trees during the summer at Marriott’s Timber Lodge. This resort is nestled between South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, giving you easy access to the casinos and the parks on the Nevada side. Rest, relax, and get pampered at Serenity Spa or explore the walking trails around the lake.
This lovely lakeview resort is home to stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains as well as exceptional guest services. Located in South Lake Tahoe, this resort is right on the sandy beach and is right next to Ski Run Marina with its great shopping, food, boating and fishing. Take a short drive across the state line to Stateline, Nevada for casinos or enjoy the shops and restaurants at The Shops at Heavenly Village.