Lake Tahoe

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Lake Tahoe

Peak Season: Late December; February to March

Non-stop events (free concerts, World Cup and Freeride competitions) make Christmas week a yearly highlight – book 4-12 months in advance. Winter months and 30-degree temperatures lure skiers and see a spike in hotel rates.

Off Season: May to mid-June; November to early-December

Avoid these months if you’re focused on skiing – the snow is like mud. If your interests lie elsewhere, you’ll enjoy having hotels and attractions all to yourself.

Sweet Spot: January; April; October; mid-June to September

January offers great value thanks to excellent snow and fewer crowds; April "corn" snow is ideal for spring skiing. October brings festivals, pyrotechnic fall colors, and lower rates. Both spring and fall see 40-degree weather. Summer and 60- to 70-degree weather bring nature-lovers.

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