It’s never too early to take your kids to Lake Tahoe with you, and there’s always something for the whole family to do here together. Whether you’re skiing in winter or whitewater rafting in the summer, you can all head out for the day together and enjoy activities at a level that everyone can keep up with. Lake Tahoe is the perfect place for your kid’s first snowboarding lesson or to take a fishing charter out to catch their first 30 pound Mackinaw. On top of all the firsts your kids can have in Lake Tahoe, there are also challenging opportunities to improve their skills in every sport, and plenty of ways that you can do it all together!
Skiing in Tahoe
Tahoe is home to 18 world-class ski resorts, and almost all of them cater to every level skier and snowboarder. Many of the ski resorts in Tahoe offer beginner and group lessons, so kids can take lessons or the whole family can have one together. One of the best ski resorts for families is Northstar California. On top of all the great terrain and lessons they offer for skiers and boarders for every age and level, Northstar offers tons of things for families and kids to do off the slopes. They have an ice skating rink, tons of on-site restaurants and shopping and family friendly events during every season.
Lake Tahoe herself isn’t the only place to get out on the water in these parts. While there are tons of different water sports around here, from paddle boarding or kayaking to water skiing, river rafting is the one thing that families can really team up and do together. The river rafting guides in Tahoe are trained to prepare your group for a day out on the rapids, and there are rivers here for the first timers with younger kids to the daredevil families that are ready to take on anything! This is one of the best things to do in Lake Tahoe as a family, teaching the group how to work together while having a blast.
Fishing in Tahoe
Of course you can always rent some poles and buy some bait and take the kids out to the lake for a day of fishing in Lake Tahoe. One of the best ways for families to fish together though is out on a fishing charter, teaching your kids what it takes to reel in the big guys. Lake Tahoe and many of the surrounding bodies of water are chock full of Mackinaws, Kokanee Salmon, Trout and more. Many of the fishing charters and guides in Tahoe take you out for a few hours or a full day on an awesome boat with all the coolest gear and latest technology to find the biggest fish to take home with you. Everyone from the first timers to the most experienced fishers will learn something from these professionals and have a great time out on the water with the people they love most!
There are tons of other things to do in Tahoe with kids like mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and more. No kid will be bored vacationing in Tahoe, and it provides the perfect setting for families to reconnect, bond and learn something new and exciting together.
This article was written by Lizz Riggs, editor of TahoesBest.com.