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Winter in Tahoe not just about skiing

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The Lake Tahoe area is well known for the ski resorts that surround it. Winter here means skiing. That is not all it means though.

Connie Anderson of the Abbi Agency, notes in a press release about "what else to do in Lake Tahoe" that the choices for recreation and loads of fun are by no means limited to the ski trails at the resorts.

Head to Squaw Valley and SnoVentures. Children can take a min-snowmobile ride. Snow tubing is available for children of all ages. Ride in a dog sled, or a horse drawn sleigh at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Take the shuttle from the Village at Squaw Valley.

Granlibakken is a sweet family friendly resort in the Tahoe City area. Rent a saucer for $14, or spend the day sledding. No special gear is needed, just a great desire to have an off the slopes great time.

Soda Springs offers a bit more of an adrenalin rush with their extreme sledding at Tube Town. You have to be at least 42" tall to take part in this fast paced trip down the mountainside. The little ones, 8 and under, get to tube and climb at Planet Kids.

Interested in ice skating? The Olympics have you thinking this would be fun? Northstar has a 9,000 square foot ice rink. Rent the skates for $10. The rink is free to all.

Squaw Valley also has a rink. Take the tram to High Camp and rent your skis. While gliding about, you will enjoy fantastic views of Lake Tahoe.

The Lake Tahoe Adventure Company has guided snowshoe tours, all of which reward the participants with views of Lake Tahoe. The quiet in the winter forest is part of the experience too. Full moon snowshoe tours are simply wonderful.

Fishing, wandering aimlessly, taking a paddle wheel tour of Emerald Bay are all in the mix too. All of this is in addition to the world class dining venues that literally surround the lake.

Obviously, if you'd rather not ski, you will still have a very memorable time during winter in Lake Tahoe.

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