13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, California 96161 USA
Phone:  +1 (530) 562-3000   •  Map & Directions

Summer Recreation

Explore endless North Lake Tahoe summer activities and adventures

Summer in Lake Tahoe offers bluebird skies, perfect daytime temperatures and cool evenings, and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is perfectly positioned to put you at the center of it all. Northstar California offers the region’s best North Lake Tahoe hiking and mountain biking right out our backdoors. Our Mountain Concierge can arrange guided hikes, picnic lunches for family excursions and make recommendations as to the most scenic trails on Northstar California. A short fifteen minutes from the resort, daily kayak and stand-up paddleboarding excursions are led by the professional guides at Tahoe Adventure Company on Lake Tahoe, one of the world’s most pristine alpine lakes. For the golfer, preferred access and tee times are offered on two championship golf courses, Old Greenwood and Gray's Crossing, both just fifteen minutes away.


Treat yourself to the best High Sierra Golf experience near Lake Tahoe.

  • Old Greenwood Golf Course
  • The Golf Club at Gray's Crossing

Featuring spectacular views and diverse terrain, there is no better way to experience the Lake Tahoe region in the summer, with hundreds of miles of trails around the Basin.
Mountain Biking

Lake Tahoe offers nationally-rated mountain biking paths, many with spectacular, panoramic views. A wide selection of shops provides the gear and advice tailored to all levels.
Kayaking & SUP

Experience the scenic and beautiful Lake Tahoe shoreline from the unique perspective of a kayak or the terrific sport of stand-up paddleboarding.
Poolside Cabanas

Relax poolside in a cabana that includes personalized service for two people. Cabanas can be reserved for the day and will offer guests a relaxing retreat complete with the signature service and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton.
Water Sports

There is no better way to experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe than from the water. A variety of activities suitable to all levels are available including:

  • White-Water Rafting 
  • Boating 
  • Wake Surfing, Boarding, Skiing & Tubing 
  • Charter Fishing
Fly Fishing

Sawmill Lake is a secluded 10-acre reservoir stocked with hundreds of bright, fighting rainbow trout, and is reserved for catch-and-release fly fishing only.

The following are within a short drive of the hotel:

  • Agatam Beach, Tahoe Vista, CA
  • Kings Beach Recreation Area, Kings Beach, CA
  • Sand Harbor (East Shore), NV

Join the professionals at the Northstar Tennis Center for a fun and energetic approach to the game of tennis, featuring adult and junior tennis camps, clinics, socials, private lessons and more.
Signature Drive

The 72-mile journey around Lake Tahoe is considered by many to be the most beautiful drive in America, taking you past trailheads, beaches, mountain communities and spectacular scenery.
Additional Summer Activities

Whether you are looking for an exhilarating adventure or a relaxing retreat, Lake Tahoe offers endless opportunities to create your own experience touring one of the most pristine lakes in the world and the rugged beauty of the California wilderness.
Plan your visit with our
Calendar of Events and Activities
Winter Activity Highlights 
  • Discover miles of challenging and rewarding cross-country ski trails.
  • Embark on a stargazing snowshoe tour under the Tahoe skies with starguide and poet Tony Berendsen.
  • Take an exciting snowmobile ride through the Tahoe National Forest and experience spectacular panoramic views.
  • Learn to snowshoe on carefully groomed, scenic trails with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Ride the gondola to the nearby Village at Northstar and take a spin around the ice skating rink