Ski Lake Tahoe

Straddling the border between California and Nevada, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, lies Lake Tahoe. There are few places in the world that can rival Tahoe’s remarkable scenery - dramatic mountainous landscapes frame the crystal clear waters of the largest alpine lake in North America. Although this landscape gives us some truly incredible panoramas, it’s Tahoe’s snowsports that have really put the area on the map.

With an average of 400 inches of snowfall and 300 days of sunshine a year, your odds for perfect skiing conditions are as good as they get. Access over 500 runs, a state of the art lift system, great accommodation options, dining and après; all within an hour and a bit of Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Lake Tahoe’s location, between two very different US states, also makes for a unique and interesting cultural experience. Ski Independence offer a selection of hand-picked hotels and condos in Lake Tahoe’s best resorts; Heavenly in Nevada and Squaw Valley in California.

Our expert reservations team are on hand to create the perfect tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs offering the best in travel options, accommodation and ski extras. We are delighted to offer a new direct non-stop flight route from Gatwick direct to Reno, saving you both time and money when accessing some of the best skiing in North America.


Heavenly is a town of two halves, perfect for anyone who really wants to get a feel for both sides of the border. The California side is the perfect place to relax and soak up the fabulous panoramic views and laid-back atmosphere. On the Nevada side the fun never stops, with plentiful world class night life, huge casinos and round the clock dining. Heavenly’s 4800 acres of ski terrain, the biggest ski area on the lake, is easily accessed from a high speed gondola from the centre of town and the views over the lake on one side and the Carson Valley on the other are simply breathtaking! Ski Independence offers accommodation as varied as the town itself from central full service resorts to secluded lakeside condos. 

Annual Snowfall:
Ski Area:
4,800 acres
Types of runs:
Advanced 35%
Intermeadiate 45%
Beginner 20%
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Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley has so much to offer with its fun loving, quirky, Californian vibe. The 270+ ski runs provide a huge range of terrain for skier of all levels and the neighbouring resort of Alpine Meadows can be accessed on a free shuttle and is also included on your Squaw Valley Lift pass. Keen skiers will be spoilt for choice lapping KT22, choosing which line to ski off the Palisades or riding the Granite Chief chair and testing the skill on some of those runs down. If you have the energy after all of that and fancy a ski away day resorts like Northstar, Mount Rose, Diamond Peak and Homewood are just a stone’s throw away. The resort offers a good selection of hotels and condo’s along with some excellent restaurants, bars and cafes too. 

Annual Snowfall:
Ski Area:
4000 acres
Types of runs:
Advanced 30%
Intermediate 45%
Beginner 25%
View Squaw Valley Accommodation»

For more information about skiing in Heavenly or Squaw Valley, or any of our other ski destinations, speak to one of our expert reservations consultants on 0131 243 8097 or get a quick and easy tailor-made quotation online.