Destination Update

Blizzard Warning in effect from February 29, 10:00 AM PST until March 3, 10:00 AM PST. Follow NOAA for the latest conditions: https://forecast.weather.gov.

Click on the photo below for real-time conditions.

Visit Lake Tahoe Webcam, taken at 10:00 am on February 27, 2024

Winter driving is like most of the stuff we do – with practice, patience, and common sense, you can do it! Here are a few things you can do to get up to your favorite mountain safely:

  • Check road conditions before you leave home.
  • Carry chains – and know which tires they go on. And how to put them on. There are also professionals to install if preferred.
  • Give plenty of following distance.
  • Drive slowly, and avoid sudden actions like braking, acceleration, or turns.
  • Do not slam on brakes. Apply steady pressure on ABS-equipped (anti-lock braking system) vehicles and pump the brakes if necessary on non-ABS vehicles. If the vehicle begins to skid, steer in direction of slide and slowly remove foot from the accelerator.
  • Remove snow and ice from all vehicle windows, mirrors, lights, turn signals and license plates.
  • Turn on headlights to see and be seen.
  • Do not rely solely on GPS to find alternate routes, as it could lead to unmaintained roadways or hazardous areas.
  • Watch carefully for snow removal equipment. Do not pass without good distance and sight clearance.
  • More winter driving tips from Caltrans and Nevada Department of Transportation.

For the most up-to-date information on snowfall, mountain base depths and road conditions in South Lake Tahoe, check area ski resort websites and cams or call snow phones:


Heavenly Mountain Resort’s new weekend/holiday/peak time reserve and ski parking reservations


Lake Link, South Shore’s on-demand shuttle service

For the latest road conditions:

  • Caltrans has current California road conditions at www.dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623.00. Quick map
  • For road conditions in Nevada, contact the Nevada Department of Transportation at http://nvroads.com or 877-687-6237
  • Let us do the driving. Here’s how to have a carless winter vacation, and make sure to download the app to access free micro transit with Lake Link.

RESOURCES

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Lake Tahoe Visitors Center

  • Explore Tahoe Visitor Center in the Heavenly Village, 4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA.
  • Email info@visitlaketahoe.com
  • Phone (775) 588-4591, available daily, 10 am – 5 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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