A couple riding bikes in the forest at Granlibakken Tahoe

There’s a Tahoe for everyone and every season

All-season Tahoe Activities & Attractions

Whether your idea of adventure is chasing Olympic-downhill steeps, spending a day on our family-friendly ski & sled hill, ziplining through the treetops, kayaking across the technicolor waters of Emerald Bay, or enjoying après-adventure brews, there’s never an off-season at Granlibakken Tahoe.

Palisades Aerial Tram

Palisades Summer Aerial Tram

Just a short drive from Granlibakken, this panoramic 10-minute ride soars above the iconic Tram Face, offering stunning mountain vistas and beautiful views of Lake Tahoe itself, ending at Palisades Tahoe's High Camp. 

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Girl on old tree by the Rim trail near Granlibakken Tahoe

Tahoe Rim Trail

165 mile trail encircling Lake Tahoe accessible right from Granlibakken's property

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A couple riding bikes in the forest at Granlibakken Tahoe

Mountain Biking

A leisurely ride on paved, multi-use trails along the Truckee River or Lake Tahoe shore, or an adrenaline-high adventure on the numerous local dirt trails—the choice is yours.

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Treetop Adventure Park at Granlibakken Tahoe

TreeTop Adventure Course

Located within Granlibakken Tahoe’s 74-acre property, this adventure park features 97 tree platforms within a secluded forest with large pine and fir trees, and old-growth cedars, 27 zip lines and 60 bridges. Advance booking is strongly recommended.

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A woman playing tennis at Granlibakken Tahoe


Granlibakken offers five outdoor tennis courts, also suitable for pickleball. A tennis ball machine is available for rent.

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A woman riding a kayak in the lake near Granlibakken Tahoe

Paddleboarding & Kayaking

Glide on the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe on a stand up paddleboard or kayak. Follow the shoreline and see Tahoe from another perspective.

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Boating on Lake Tahoe


Explore the open waters on Lake Tahoe by boat through local rental and charter options. Choose from powerboats, pontoons, watersports, kayaking and more.

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Daisy flowers in summer at forest near Granlibakken Tahoe


Sunrise and sunset, flora and fauna, panoramas and action sports—whatever your muse, Tahoe is a photographer's dream destination.

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A couple on Western States hiking trail near Granlibakken Tahoe

Western States Trail

Once spanning from Salt Lake City to Sacramento, day hikers can enjoy a scenic trek between the Truckee River and areas of Olympic Valley.

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Kids walking on Five Lakes hiking trail near Granlibakken Tahoe

Five Lakes Trail

A moderately challenging five-mile trail near Olympic Valley with places to fish and swim.

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Kids on East Shore hiking trail near Granlibakken Tahoe

Tahoe East Shore Trail

This easy 3-mile scenic paved trail between Incline Village and Sand Harbor provides spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and several access points to its shore.

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Mountain biking Tahoe's Marlette Flume Trail single track

Flume Trail

Visited by travelers from all over the world, the Lake Tahoe Flume Trail is carved into steep rock overlooking the Lake.

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Tahoe Rim Trail from Mount Rose, Nevada to Brockway Summit, California by Ken Lund via Wikimedia Commons  / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Mt Rose Trail

A challenging and scenic 10.7-mile loop near Incline Village NV with views of Lake Tahoe at the summit.

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Tahoe Gal paddle wheel cruise on Lake Tahoe with snowy peak in background

Boat Cruises

See Tahoe from the lake aboard the Tahoe Gal, an iconic paddle wheeler offering a variety of daily and event cruise options.

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hand holding a rainbow trout above a net over the water


Learn the art, perfect your casting, or land a trophy. Fly fish the Truckee River, or fish Lake Tahoe year-round.

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Girl in commercial river raft on the bank of Truckee River


Take a leisurely float along a peaceful stretch of the Truckee River.  Start just below Fanny Bridge, the only outlet of Lake Tahoe, and end at the River Ranch Restaurant.

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Rock climber lead sport climbing on a bolted route at Mayhem Cove, Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, CA

Rock climbing

The Tahoe area boasts world-class rock climbing, bouldering and mountaineering. Whether you're into top-roping, sport climbing, trad climbing, or scrambling, there's something for you.

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Sunset over Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. Photo by Keith Wehner / CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Emerald Bay

One of the most picturesque places in the Lake Tahoe basin, Emerald Bay offers breathtaking views, short hikes, boat trips, kayak tours, and so much more.

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Cascade Creek Falls from top with Cascade Lake below and Lake Tahoe beyond

Cascade Creek Falls Trail

Moderate 1.4 mile out-and-back hike near Emerald Bay leading to a cascading waterfall

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Vikingsholm Castle photo by uzvards via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

Vikingsholm Castle

A unique Scandinavian-styled stone mansion in Lake Tahoe's famed Emerald Bay.

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A two-story log cabin at Tallac Site. Photo by Don Graham / CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr

Tallac Historic Site

20 historic buildings that once served as summer retreats for San Francisco's wealthy elites, today the property is open to the public for tours.

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Fleur du Lac by the_tahoe_guy via Flickr / CC-BY 2.0

Fleur du Lac Estate

A complex of stately lakeside lodges made famous as the backdrop for the film Godfather II.

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View of the North side of the Historic Thunderbird Lodge by Andrus Hernandez / CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Thunderbird Lodge

This historic estate was once home to eccentric millionaire George Whittell Jr. and his pet elephant Mingo.

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Rubicon Trail, D. L. Bliss State Park by ray_explores / CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

Rubicon Trail (hiking)

This 16.4 mile out-and-back moderate hike along Tahoe's west shore at D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay.

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1990 Toyota 4Runner attempting to crawl over Silby Rock by Dsilby / CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Rubicon Trail (OHV)

The legendary and technical 4x4 road and namesake of the Jeep model.

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Marlette Lake photo by dh Reno via Flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0

Marlette Lake

This 10.2 mile out-and-back moderately-challenging trail is accessible from the Spooner Lake trail area.

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Spooner Lake photo by David Lofink / CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

Spooner Lake

A scenic hour-plus drive from Granlibakken takes you to the Spooner Backcountry and an alpine lake surrounded trails.

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64 Acres Beach and Park

A large and scenic recreation site that extends from downtown Tahoe City to the Truckee River.

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View from Shirley Canyon trail looking toward Olympic Valley. Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Shirley Canyon

A challenging 5.8 mile trail popular for hiking and best completed June through October.

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Grassy Paige Meadows

Paige Meadows Loop

This moderately challenging trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.

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Sunset over Lake Tahoe facing south from the CA/NV state line fire lookout

Historic Stateline Fire Lookout

Hike 400 ft uphill to gaze over the lake from the California/Nevada border.

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Kokanee salmon spawning in Taylor Creek in October. Photo by Jonathan Cook-Fisher / CC BY-2.0 via Flickr

Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Learn about the Tahoe Basin and all it has to offer. Typically open May through October, with grounds open all year round for recreation.

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Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor

The beautiful and popular 2,500 feet long beach hosts a variety of water activities and nearby Diver’s Cove is a favorite for SCUBA divers. 

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The Donner Party Memorial by Noah_Lovebear / CC BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Donner Memorial State Museum

Explore Truckee's history with artifacts and interpretive exhibits.

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Spring day at Commons Beach in Tahoe city showing green grass, blue skies, calm Lake Tahoe, and snowy mountains

Commons Beach

Beautiful park and waterfront at the heart of Tahoe City.

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Child on top of Eagle Rock in Homewood, CA, overlooking panoramic view of Lake Tahoe

Eagle Rock

A short but vigorous hike will reward you with one of the west shore's best lakeside vistas.

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Lake Tahoe Dam by Matthew Roth / CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Fanny Bridge

Popular spot to watch large trout at the head of the Truckee River

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Watson Log Cabin by Kenneth J. Gill / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Watson Cabin

The oldest log structure in the North Lake Tahoe area. Free and open to the public in the summer months.

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Mom & kid sledding on snow at Granlibakken Tahoe


Granlibakken's groomed sled hill offers limitless family fun. Choose from two slopes—green for younger kids and black for teens and adults. 

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Granlibakken's ski and snowboard hill. Photo shows loading area of beginner rope tow, and the entire ski and snowboard area

Ski and Snowboard Hill

One of the very first hills cleared for skiing and sledding at Tahoe. Affordable beginner-level skiing and snowboarding, with the best sledding area around.

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Child walking on the snow wearing snowshoes in the forest surrounding Granlibakken


Take a snowshoe hike on Granlibakken's 1.5 mile forest loop trail or a longer 7-mile wilderness loop out to Paige Meadows. Snowshoe rentals are available at our historic warming hut at the ski hill.

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Snowboard lesson at Granlibakken Tahoe with Snow Schoolers

Ski and snowboard lessons

Join the generations of people who learned to ski or snowboard at Granlibakken—Tahoe's best value, family-friendly ski hill. Private and group lessons are available. 

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Backcountry skier in the skin track at Castle Peak at sunrise

Backcountry skiing

Take the trail less traveled. Enjoy guided or self-guided backcountry skiing experiences in the Tahoe National Forest or at one of Lake Tahoe's surrounding state parks.

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Man jumping with playing snowboard at Granlibakken Tahoe

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are offered both at the resort on our fully groomed family-friendly ski & snowboard hill and at numerous world-class ski resorts within a short drive of Granlibakken: Palisades Tahoe, offering access to both Alpine Meadows and Olympic Valley, and Homewood Mountain Resort, just slightly further away are Sugar Bowl, Northstar and Boreal.

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Compression test to check snowpack stability. Photo by Ruth Hartnup from Vancouver, Canada / CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Avalanche class

Avalanche courses give participants a network of skills necessary to navigate the backcountry. Participants will learn safe travel methods in avalanche terrain, how to interpret the avalanche bulletin, companion rescue protocols, and decision-making fundamentals.

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Parent and child enjoying Granlibakken's groomed 1.5 cross-country ski trail

Cross-Country Skiing

A groomed 1.5 mile XC ski trail circles the Granlibakken Tahoe property or you can venture further on the 7-mile Paige Meadows loop. Nordic ski rentals are available at the sledding hill warming hut.

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