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Posted: 5/17/2018 1:05:51 AM EDT
Hi from the other corner of the continent. I will be in Lake Tahoe for 3 nights and I am looking for stuff to do. I will be traveling with the wife, a 7 year old and a 5 year old. We will be there also with my brother-in-law and his children.

We would love to see some snow, they have never seen it (mine) and it would make their trip. Where should I go for snow to play that's accesible from where I am going? What other activities or places to see can I enjoy with the boys there?

I will be googling and trip advisor researching but I trust AR15.com'ers way more.
Link Posted: 5/17/2018 3:29:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2018 6:51:31 PM EDT by Trollslayer]
When are you arriving?

I've never been to Tahoe, I'm not sure why, but have spent a lot of time in the high Sierras.

I would rent a boat and cruise or fish (drowning worms) or both.

You can rent mountain bikes and use the ski lifts to take you to the top of the mountains and ride the bikes down the trails. Then, repeat.

Go for a day hike. Bring a day pack, food, WATER! and warm clothes. Also, bring WATER! and more water, too.

There will be so much to do.

A few words of caution but don't let this scare you off, you'll have a great time.

Altitude sickness is a real threat and can be either inconvenient or a real threat. Even a mild case is simply no fun at all (crushing, debilitating headaches, nausea). This can kill the trip for those affected. Tahoe is relatively low (6,000 ft) but is no joke for those not used to it and everything goes up from there (8,000 - 10,000 - 12,000 ft is not uncommon).

Dehydration is also a real threat and couples into altitude sickness. Drink, drink, drink, if you are peeing anything other than clear, drink more. Drink as you are driving there to get hydrated and stay hydrated, even though you will have to stop for frequent restroom breaks. It could save your trip.

ETA - Sunscreen and Chapstick
Link Posted: 5/17/2018 7:31:35 PM EDT
Not sure what snow is accessible now. They'll know when you get there. Weather was showing thunderstorms in the area for a few days. Might be some lifts operating for recreational purposes. The Donner Memorial State Park near Truckee has some interesting history, exhibits and a monument to the Donner Party showing the depth of snow during the winter the party was trapped in the area. Interesting but pretty grim, too.
Link Posted: 5/17/2018 7:40:15 PM EDT
If they'd have had XC skis, no one would have died.
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