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Lake Tahoe is known for the natural beauty of the lake, was voted the nation’s No. 1 ski destination by Orbitz, and is recognized for its big snow, scenic beauty, value-added vacations, reasonable winter temperatures, blue skies, clear roads, and variety of outdoor recreation, entertainment and dining options.

November 20/21 Snowfall. Coyote looking for a meal

Enjoy these Photos of Lake Tahoe. Most of the photos were taken while walking some of the hundreds of hiking and biking trails that abound in the Lake Tahoe Area.

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Lake Tahoe's South Shore is home to three world-class ski resorts, lake view snowmobile tours and hundreds of acres of backcountry terrain so ideal for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, you'll think Mother Nature designed it with winter adventure in mind.

About "Big Blue"

Lake Tahoe's water is 99.9% pure. The water is so clear that a 10 inch white dinner plate is visible at 75 feet below the surface. Lake Tahoe never freezes due to the constant mass movement of water from the bottom to the surface. In February 1989, Emerald Bay froze over for the first time since 1952.
  • Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States and the largest alpine lake in North America.
  • An average 1,400,000 tons of water evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every 24 hours, yet this drops the lake level only one-tenth of an inch.
  • If the water that evaporates from the lake every 24 hours could be recovered, it would supply the daily requirements of a population of 3,500,000 people.
  • There are 63 tributaries draining into Lake Tahoe with only one outlet at the Truckee River.