December around Lake Tahoe in photos

Few things compare to the month of December in North Lake Tahoe. With the holiday season comes festive lights, exciting activities, and perhaps most importantly, the official start of winter! With snow on the ground and holiday cheer in the air, it’s hard not to appreciate all that the Lake Tahoe area has to offer.

And this past December was no different. Powder hounds rejoiced as Mother Nature blessed us with a foot and a half of snow at Northstar California on Christmas Day (best Christmas gift ever?). And everybody knows that when the Snow Queen comes to town, it's time to get down to serious business: Skiing, duh. But skier or not, what better way to kick-off winter than by exploring our beautiful backyard here in Lake Tahoe?

Whether it's admiring the one-of-a-kind sunsets from the top of Eagle Rock, surfing winter waves on the lake, or discovering the magic of the backcountry, it's difficult to find a more beautiful place than Lake Tahoe, California in December. 

The 7am call time in Truckee this morning was more than worth it. Nothing beats a nice cold morning🤘🏻

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Little backyard exploring today #GoPro

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What's today for? Adventures.

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On my dad's old toboggan from 1952. #twopinestahoe #skylerbistwo #hudsonbisfive

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Spotted: a snow angel in Tahoe Donner. Hopefully this means more snow it on its way! (Photo: @tygovaars)

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Ahlani is a wanderlust-inspired adventurer and aspiring travel writer born and bred out of the Sierra Nevadas. She is passionate about combining her love of travel with her love of words while pushing creative boundaries and exploring the great outdoors. Ahlani received dual degrees in public relations and international affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno and plans on chasing powder and working in the mountains for years to come. She's lived in the Bahamas and New Zealand, and spent time in 47 other countries, but Lake Tahoe will always hold her heart. Read more about her adventures here.