All things must come to an end and that goes for the 2021 – 2022 Lake Tahoe ski season. Here are the projected 2022 closing dates for our Tahoe-area ski resorts. All of these are subject to change depending on conditions.

  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: April 17.
  • Palisades Tahoe: no estimated date.
  • Alpine Meadows: no estimated date.
  • Boreal: April 17.
  • Sugar Bowl: mid-April.
  • Soda Springs: April 17.
  • Homewood: no estimated date.
  • Diamond Peak: April 10.
  • Heavenly: April 24.
  • Northstar California: April 17.
  • Tahoe Donner: April 10.
  • Kirkwood: May 1.
  • Granlibakken Tahoe: April 17.
  • Donner Ski Ranch: no estimated date.

Source: Reno Gazette Journal.

There’s a bunch of new snow on the slopes after recent big storms, both at Reno area snow play areas and Tahoe area ski resorts. There’s plenty of snow out there for whatever you find to be good fun for a great family outing – sledding, tubing, snowshoeing, snowman building, etc.

Many of the best Nevada snow play areas are free. A couple to consider are close to Reno – Galena Creek Visitor Center and Recreation Area and Tahoe Meadows. However, if you venture over to the California side, a SNO-PARK permit will be required if you use at any of the snow play areas maintained by Caltrans.

If you are willing to pay for some civilized comfort, consider the snow play, tubing and sledding parks maintained by many of the ski resorts. For a rundown of snow play opportunities, refer to “Snow Play Areas in the Lake Tahoe Region.”

January is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month”. Some ski areas around Reno / Lake Tahoe are offering deals designed to get new skiers and snowboarders on the slopes and to help veterans improve their technique. You can find a variety of discounts on lessons, lift tickets, rentals and more, giving you incentives to try a new sport.

Not every ski area officially participates in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, but even those that don’t have pretty good beginner packages for first-timers on the slopes. Check out “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” for some of the available offerings.

Not everyone wants to slide down a mountain on skis or a snowboard. Learn more about just plain fun in the snow and perhaps some sledding or tubing from “Snow Play Areas in the Lake Tahoe Region.”