Fall Guide to Lake Tahoe

There’s more to the area than world-class skiing

Lisa Nigon, the marketing manager of Resort at Squaw Creek, maintains a busy schedule, but knows how to make the most of her downtime in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Below, she reveals how she likes to spend fall in the area. 

Things to Do

I love the fall. Things cool down a bit, and it’s a perfect time to get out and enjoy mountain biking. Trails are less busy, and there’s a good chance of storms coming through, adding some tackiness to the dirt. My must-do rides around the lake include the Tahoe Rim Trail by Mount Rose, the network of trails up in Tahoe Donner, and the Western States Trail (accessible right from Resort at Squaw Creek).

Fall is also the time I like to head out to the beach. The temperatures are still warm, but the crowds have cleared – so you feel like you have Tahoe all to yourself. Everyone has their own favorite secret spot on the lake, and although I cannot give mine away, I can say that the East Shore has some of the coolest coves. 

Places to Eat

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! Truckee Bagel is my go-to spot to grab something quick. If I am looking to sit down, Jax At The Tracks is pretty amazing. It’s usually really busy the rest of the year, so fall is a great time to visit and grab a bite.

Places to Shop

Downtown Truckee is one my favorite areas to shop, any time of the year. But fall is specifically a great time to walk around, since a lot of the stores will have sales on their summer items. Be sure to check out Bespoke and Riverside Studio for local art and amazing jewelry. I also find myself heading over to Tahoe Sports Hub several times throughout the fall to get my gear ready for winter, check out the new line of skis, and have techs work on my boots, and more.


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