Lake Tahoe Weather

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Two thirds of Lake Tahoe is in the state of California, and the rest is in Nevada. High up in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Tahoe's average elevation is over 6,000 feet. While winter storms are possible during the months of September through June, the area offers around 300 sunny days a year. Humidity is very low, and water temperatures range from 30 degrees in winter to around 68 degrees in summer.

Great Weather Is a Major Factor in Tahoe's Popularity

From May through September, average high temperatures range from around 60 degrees to 80 degrees. There is plenty of time to enjoy the active, outdoor lifestyle including great golf, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and even swimming. The area offers several outdoor parks for picnicking and dozens of outdoor events such as concerts, festivals, parades, and fireworks. Boating, waterskiing, and fishing are also very popular pastimes during the summer.

Winter sports are a major draw at Lake Tahoe. With more than 300 inches of snowfall every year, skiing is excellent, including downhill and cross country. Snowboarding is gaining in popularity every year as well, and most resorts now feature snowboarding lessons as well as skiing classes. Snowmobiling and sleigh rides are also available.

No matter what time of year is your favorite, visitors to Lake Tahoe can enjoy a dream vacation simply by searching online for vacation packages and Lake Tahoe vacation rentals. Whether it's a cozy mountain cabin or a world-class casino with heated pools, Lake Tahoe's weather beckons visitors all year round.


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