8 days
Duration
Dec-Apr
Dates
United States, North America
Location

During this years’ ultimate winter ski week package we will take you around the Lake Tahoe. During this resort hopping Tahoe tour, you will get to ski in 4 different resorts: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sierra at Tahoe and Homewood or Heavenly. So, get ready for the best winter experience so far!

What is resort hopping holiday?

Resort hopping, as we call it, is a very popular type of holiday among our guests. It literally means that we don’t stay located in one place, but move around. Every day we get to explore a completely new area. Thus, it never gets boring! Also, we try to plan the holiday around the weather and snow forecast. This way we can take the best out of it!

Skiing around Lake Tahoe

The history of California skiing begins in 1960 when Squaw Valley hosted the entire Winter Olympics. And that is also where we will depart on our journey around Lake Tahoe.

The internationally renowned ski resort Squaw-Alpine is located in North Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada. In 2012, the famous Squaw Valley resort joined forces with the neighboring less known Alpine Meadows and represents today one of the largest ski areas in the United States, offering more than 6,000 skiable acres! Whatever your preferences, you will definitely find your peace around here!

In the middle of our trip, we will move down to South Lake Tahoe. There, we will explore Sierra at Tahoe resort. This resort offers multiple generations of athletes terrain and amenities to create a perfect ski vacation! However, the resort is ideal for families with 75% of its terrain for beginners and intermediates.

Moving on, we will drive more to the west side of the lake and visit Heavenly or Homewood. Homewood is the only ski area on the west shore of Tahoe and has absolutely the best views of the lake, that we will for sure not miss out!

Heavenly, on the other side, is objectively the biggest resort in all of Tahoe. The resort is split across the California side and the Nevada side, and has literally something for every taste.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION NYC JFK-Reno Tahoe Airport-NYC JFK
DEPARTURE TIME As per request
RETURN TIME As per request
WEAR (Freeride) Skiing/snowboarding gear
INCLUDED
7 days skiing ticket
ski resort guide
7 nights accommodation
return airport transfer
ACCOMMODATION
Option: apartment, chalet or a 5* all inclusive hotel
**Price of the package depends on the chosen accommodation.
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (have a look at JetBlue NYC-Reno)
skiing /snowboarding gear
food and drinks
travel and activity insurance
tips are optional and not included in the price
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Day 1 - Saturday: Flight NYC - Reno

Flight from NYC – Reno Tahoe airport. Our guide will be waiting for you with a shuttle ride prepared for an hour ride to the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Check in the hotel in Squaw Valley.

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Day 2 – Sunday: Squaw Valley

This very popular resort has more than 30 lifts across six unique mountain peaks. There is a great variety of trails from beginners to advanced, which allows the masses of skiers to evenly spread around. On top, Squaw – Alpine also boasts one of the region’s only mountain-top beginner areas and several intermediate skiers havens, including Shirley Lake and the newly renamed Pacific Crest Bowl. The payoff is extraordinary lake views, as well as the feeling that you are high in the mountains and away from the run-of-the-mill lower-mountain slopes that most resorts provide for newbies.

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Day 3 - Monday: Alpine Meadows

Squaw neighbor and probably the most underrated ski resort around Tahoe. However, a number one choice among locals if you ask them. No crowds, relaxed atmosphere and variety of beginner to expert terrain are to be found in Alpine Meadows.

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Day 4 - Tuesday: Sierra at Tahoe

The smallest resort in Tahoe, Sierra at Tahoe resort offers multiple generations of skiers/snowboarders terrain & amenities to create that perfect ski vacation. What is more, the resort employees ensure all beginner terrain is covered with ultra soft, full-cushioning organic snow and thus provide a perfect spot for family vacation.

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Day 5 - Wednesday: Homewood or Heavenly

Homewood resort is renown as one of Tahoe’s classic family-friendly ski resorts and the only ski area on the west shore of Tahoe. Heavenly, on the other side, is the biggest resort around Tahoe with peak elevation over 10,000 feet and a skiable area of more than 5,000 acres.

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Day 6-7 - Thursday: Squaw-Alpine

Coming back to where we started. You will see, another day of exploring the Squaw-Alpine area just won’t be enough! The convenient shuttle between the two resorts, however, makes it perfect to experience the best of both!

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Day 8 - Saturday: Day off or skiing in Squaw-Alpine and flight home

Saturday is our last day and we leave it open to fill it up according to your preferences. You can either decide to have a day off and enjoy in a base village area complete with a full array of luxury hotels, chalets, restaurants, and shops. Or you can have a last day of skiing and then a deserved sleep during the night flight out from Reno.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.