Photo Essay: South Lake Tahoe

This weekend saw me in South Lake Tahoe, the second visit there in as many months, for one last snowy adventure for the season. The first, in February for my birthday, saw rain and wind the entire weekend that kept us off the mountain. And anyone who knows me knows that I'm a fair-weather adventurer, save for that time I learned to snowboard in Alberta, Canada and it was -32.

So this was something of a Tahoe do-over, where expectations and hopes were high. And Tahoe didn't disappoint. But while this has been a challenging winter for Lake Tahoe, where it's seen some of the least snowfall in years, it didn't disappoint, with a foot and a half of snow falling over the course of the long weekend, making it ripe for grabbing a board and hopping on a snowmobile. Below is a round-up from the weekend.

Lake Tahoe from Heavenly Mountain
Lake Tahoe from Heavenly Mountain
The view of Lake Tahoe from the Heavenly Observation Deck
The view of Lake Tahoe from the Heavenly Observation Deck
The Heavenly Mountain Observation Deck in Lake Tahoe
The Heavenly Mountain Observation Deck in Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort
Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort
California side of Heavenly Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe
California side of Heavenly Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe
Nevada side Heavenly Mountain in Lake Tahoe
Nevada side Heavenly Mountain in Lake Tahoe
Tamarack Lodge at Heavenly Mountain in Lake Tahoe
Tamarack Lodge at Heavenly Mountain in Lake Tahoe
49er Trail at Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Mountain
49er Trail at Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Mountain
Snowmobiling South Lake Tahoe
Snowmobiling South Lake Tahoe
Snowmobiling Lake Tahoe
Snowmobiling Lake Tahoe
Snowmobiling Hope Valley Lake Tahoe
Snowmobiling Hope Valley Lake Tahoe
Snowmobiling in South Lake Tahoe
Snowmobiling in South Lake Tahoe
Himmel Haus Lake Tahoe
Himmel Haus Lake Tahoe
 Stateline Brewery on the actual stateline

Stateline Brewery on the actual stateline

 Stateline Brewery Hefe

Stateline Brewery Hefe

Sprouts Cafe in South Lake Tahoe
Sprouts Cafe in South Lake Tahoe
Churro topped caramel flan at Lake Tahoe Resort
Churro topped caramel flan at Lake Tahoe Resort
The Landing Resort in Lake Tahoe
The Landing Resort in Lake Tahoe
Spooner Lake hike near Lake Tahoe
Spooner Lake hike near Lake Tahoe

Snowmobiling photo from Tahoe Daily Tribune article about snowmobile tours in Lake Tahoe.

Read more about Tahoe in some of my recent posts on the Expedia Viewfinder blog.