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DSC02855, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA

From Wikipedia: Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City, Nevada. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645 feet (501 metres) making it America's second-deepest (the deepest is Crater Lake in Oregon, being 300 ft deeper, at 1,945 feet (594 m) deep).

 

The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe.

 

Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both California and Nevada. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City and Sacramento.

 

From LakeTahoe.com: Welcome to Lake Tahoe.com where we have everything you need to guide you through the vacation of a lifetime. Lake Tahoe has it all. If you're looking for Lake Tahoe lodging you can browse thousands of Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals, from almost every vacation rental company in the Lake Tahoe Truckee area. Our selection includes ski leases, homes, cabins and condos, all available for your perfect vacation.

 

You can also browse our guide to Lake Tahoe Hotels, which covers everything from the large casino hotels and resorts in South Lake Tahoe, to the more rustic lodges of North Lake Tahoe and the "West Shore".

 

If you enjoy being outdoors during the summer, Lake Tahoe is the perfect playground. Lake Tahoe golfing consistently ranks among the best in the country. Check out Golf Tahoe for a complete guide to Lake Tahoe golf courses. In addition to golfing we have boating, kayaking, jet skiing, beaches, campgrounds, mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing just to get started. Don't forget about all the shopping and dining options we have as well. To get all your area info please visit TahoeGuide.com, the Ultimate Lake Tahoe Vacation Planner

 

Do you love winter and lots of snow? Well you've come to the right place. The Lake Tahoe Area is one of the world's premier skiing and snowboarding destinations, with 16 ski resorts to choose from!. Visit the Lake Tahoe Skiing Guide at SkiTahoe.com for all your ski and snowboard resort info. We also have snowmobiling, and be sure to get out and enjoy the serenity of snow shoeing, you won't regret it.

 

We know what you're saying, what about the nightlife. Of course we have nightlife. In addition to all of the wonderful outdoor activities, Lake Tahoe is also famous for it's casino action. Get out and try your luck or enjoy a wonderful night of entertainment. Lake Tahoe Casinos range from "Vegas style" full service Resort Casinos with world class show venues in South Lake Tahoe, to smaller intimate "Tahoe Lodge" style resorts in North Lake Tahoe. For a complete list of upcoming live music, shows, and festivals, visit our Lake Tahoe Events Calendar.

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Taken on August 29, 2010