a VirtualTourist member from Victoria
Hi, When does it typically start snowing in Lake Tahoe region? Are there locations there that have snow in the first half of November? -S
Sometimes, it snows just before Thanksgiving (end of November).
It actually snowed one day last week in the Donner Pass area of North Tahoe. If the snow starts in November, it is always on the North Shore area first, the winds from Alaska and Canada sweep down north to south. So, Incline Village, North Shore Tahoe is the best bet for early snow.
Hi, Thanks for the inputs. How long does it take to drive from San Francisco to N. Shore? Any hotel/resort recommendations for mid-range ($$) family stay? Regards, -S
Travel time depends on time of day and road conditions. Normally, about 3 to 3 1/2 hours should do it, but if it happened to be snowing in the Donner Pass , time could be a lot longer. In snow season always bring chains or have a 4-wheel drive SUV. As for places to stay, many motels and a few hotels in the Incline Village area. Also on the Cailfornia side in Kings Beach. see website. www. tahoe.com. Have stayed at the Tahoe Sands in CA and the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village, NV. Both different. Sands is a cabin stye with kitchen while Hyatt is full Resort/Casino. ON your way up to Tahoe you want to stop in Auburn. Worth visiting, old Highway 49 town, at the I-80, even if just for gasoline and a reststop.
Thank you, this is very helpful. Best regards, -S