Mountainside Condos near Lake Tahoe and Ski Resorts
All year long, the Heavenly gondola's cable cars can be seen traveling up and down Heavenly Mountain, a popular skiing destination just a few minutes outside South Lake Tahoe. In the winter, skiers ride up past the mountains in the gondolas to green- and blue-level trails. When there's no snow, you can get a detailed view of the mountains, Lake Tahoe, and Carson Valley from the cable car as well as from an outdoor observation deck, which is located halfway up the mountain. The gondola is a short walk from Heavenly Village Condos.
The condos are individually owned, and each has distinctive decor and a unique floor plan; however, all of them contain full kitchens and fireplaces. The properties are all huddled around a heated outdoor swimming pool that’s open year-round, as well as an outdoor ice-skating rink.
South Lake Tahoe, California: Year-Round Haven for Outdoor Adventures and Late-Night Revelry
Lake Tahoe has no real off-season; people find ways to make use of its pristine water, beaches, and mountains all year long. In the summer, the lake's clear, freshwater surface—which straddles the California-Nevada border—is dotted with swimmers, boaters, and jet skiers. Several ski resorts with world-class slopes typically stay open from November to April, and Emerald Bay State Park is accessible year-round. A moderately easy hike to the base of Lower Eagle Falls reveals breathtaking views of the waterfalls crashing down from above.
A diverse crowd of spectators gathers at night for South Lake Tahoe's various events, which range from wine and food festivals to rock concerts and fireworks displays. A few miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe sits Stateline, Nevada, where a handful of casinos host high-stakes games of blackjack and solitaire.