Brrrr! It’s getting cold out there. The Lake Tahoe ski resorts are beginning to get their slopes ready for the winter season and the snow is just around the corner. If you’re going to be spending your winter up at the lake, you will be spending it in temperatures in the teens to low 20s on most days and that cold can send you running for the nearest hot tub. Here are five great places to get warm after a day out in the cold and snow.
When you are finished with the excellent skiing, boarding and (free!) ice skating at Northstar’s beautiful resort, you have a choice of lounging around one of their outdoor fire pits, or (if you are staying at the resort) using the heated lap pool or the large adult spa.
In the oldest established town in Nevada, a beautiful hot spring resort is available for anyone needing to warm up from their mountain activities. David Walley’s Hot Springs is located in Genoa, near the Kingsbury Grade area of Lake Tahoe. Several hot soaking pools, a warm swimming pool, a spa and outdoor lounging is available here.
For anyone staying in Sorenson’s Resort just off Highway 88 near South Lake Tahoe, the sauna is open for your warming enjoyment. This picturesque little resort offers tiny wooden cabins, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, nature and art events and a small restaurant and bookstore.
Steamboat Hot Springs lies in between Reno and Washoe Valley in Steamboat Valley, about a 30 minute drive from North Lake Tahoe. This funky, but beautiful hot springs is built in an old mission and offers several private soaking rooms, massage and other therapies and an outdoor hot tub.
This grill and bar is located in the heart of the Heavenly Village on the southeast side of Tahoe. While waiting for your food and drinks, the patio is a great place to unwind after your busy day. Three large fire pits are available for lounging and warming up those cold hands and feet.
Photo by [thomaswanhoff]