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.
Granlibakken's groomed sled hill offers limitless family fun. Choose from two slopes—green for younger kids and black for teens and adults.
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.
Granlibakken's 74-acre alpine property offers plenty of scenic Sierra terrain year-round. In the winter, cross-country skiers can explore trails surrounded by a stunning, snow-covered backdrop. Cross-country ski rentals are available in our ski hut.
165 mile trail encircling Lake Tahoe accessible right from Granlibakken's property
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.
Once spanning from Salt Lake City to Sacramento, day hikers can enjoy a scenic trek between the Truckee River and areas of Olympic Valley.
A moderately challenging five-mile trail near Olympic Valley with places to fish and swim.
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.
Visited by travelers from all over the world, the Lake Tahoe Flume Trail is carved into steep rock overlooking the Lake.
A challenging and scenic 10.7-mile loop near Incline Village NV with views of Lake Tahoe at the summit.
See Tahoe from the lake aboard the Tahoe Gal, an iconic paddle wheeler offering a variety of daily and event cruise options.
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.
Moderate 1.4 mile out-and-back hike near Emerald Bay leading to a cascading waterfall
A unique Scandinavian-styled stone mansion in Lake Tahoe's famed Emerald Bay.
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.
A complex of stately lakeside lodges made famous as the backdrop for the film Godfather II.
This historic estate was once home to eccentric millionaire George Whittell Jr. and his pet elephant Mingo.
This 16.4 mile out-and-back moderate hike along Tahoe's west shore at D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay.
The legendary and technical 4x4 road and namesake of the Jeep model.
This 10.2 mile out-and-back moderately-challenging trail is accessible from the Spooner Lake trail area.
A scenic hour-plus drive from Granlibakken takes you to the Spooner Backcountry and an alpine lake surrounded trails.
A large and scenic recreation site that extends from downtown Tahoe City to the Truckee River.
A challenging 5.8 mile trail popular for hiking and best completed June through October.
This moderately challenging trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
Hike 400 ft uphill to gaze over the lake from the California/Nevada border.
Learn about the Tahoe Basin and all it has to offer. Typically open May through October, with grounds open all year round for recreation.
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.
Explore Truckee's history with artifacts and interpretive exhibits.
Beautiful park and waterfront at the heart of Tahoe City.
A short but vigorous hike will reward you with one of the west shore's best lakeside vistas.
Popular spot to watch large trout at the head of the Truckee River
The oldest log structure in the North Lake Tahoe area. Free and open to the public in the summer months.
Tahoe City's small local history museum.
Skiing and snowboarding are offered both at the resort on our fully groomed family-friendly ski and 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.
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. Granlibakken guests also have direct access to a 1.5-mile trail around the property, and a groomed access trail (flat-groomed, without stride-skiing tracks) to Paige Meadows loop when conditions permit.
Compression test to check snowpack stability. Photo by Ruth Hartnup from Vancouver, Canada / CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Photo courtesy of GetMyBoat
Sunset over Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. Photo by Keith Wehner / CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Cascade Creek Falls from top with Cascade Lake below and Lake Tahoe beyond
Vikingsholm Castle photo by uzvards via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
A two-story log cabin at Tallac Site. Photo by Don Graham / CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr
Fleur du Lac by the_tahoe_guy via Flickr / CC-BY 2.0
View of the North side of the Historic Thunderbird Lodge by Andrus Hernandez / CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Rubicon Trail, D. L. Bliss State Park by ray_explores / CC BY 2.0 via Flickr
1990 Toyota 4Runner attempting to crawl over Silby Rock by Dsilby / CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Marlette Lake photo by dh Reno via Flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0
Spooner Lake photo by David Lofink / CC BY 2.0 via Flickr
View from Shirley Canyon trail looking toward Olympic Valley. Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
Kokanee salmon spawning in Taylor Creek in October. Photo by Jonathan Cook-Fisher / CC BY-2.0 via Flickr
The Donner Party Memorial by Noah_Lovebear / CC BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Lake Tahoe Dam by Matthew Roth / CC BY-SA
Watson Log Cabin by Kenneth J. Gill / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons
Outlet Gates and Gatekeepers Cabin by Matthew Roth / CC BY-SA 3.0