Lake Tahoe resorts have unique communities defined by the mountains they’re built around. Before deciding which resort suits your taste, decide what type of Tahoe life you’re looking for.
Composed of winding streets and tucked-away houses, Alpine Meadows rebukes the resort feel. Instead, it offers a unique neighborhood full of character. An unincorporated community located five miles north of Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows boasts everything from mountain modern to asymmetrical American craftsman. Streets wind between creeks and conform to the rocky terrain. Residents enjoy quick access to alpine skiing and hiking with incredible lake views.
Home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Palisades Tahoe is the perfect mix of residential and resort. The sweeping valley floor is covered by a riparian meadow, 18-hole golf course, and creek running year-round, all surrounded by snow-peaked cliffs and world-class ski slopes. Ski cabins, condos, and beautiful homes dot the neighborhoods, creating a mosaic of architectural history. The resort’s village is home to shops, restaurants, the gondola that leads to High Camp’s restaurants and ice-skating rink, and plenty of year-round festivals and community events. Buying into Palisades Tahoe means joining a dedicated community of homeowners who truly believe this is the best ski resort in the world.
A true family resort, Northstar is the perfect Tahoe place for mixed-use entertainment. With ice skating, music, a theater, shops, and restaurants at the base, trailside homes and condos along various ski runs, and a gondola that delivers guests to the mid-mountain Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Spa and Nordic ski area, this resort has something for everyone. In the summer, Northstar offers chairlift-assisted downhill mountain bike courses and trail hiking, as well as a beautiful 18-hole golf course. Its location situated right between Truckee and Lake Tahoe gives residents a variety of opportunities for greater recreational access. For those whose interests vary as widely as Northstar’s amenities, this is the perfect resort to fit all needs.