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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.

Exclusively for resort guests, Lake Club offers a serene lakefront experience at a highly sought-after location, with direct access to Lake Tahoe and the adjacent beach. 

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Treat yourself to the best High Sierra Golf experience near Lake Tahoe with premier area golf courses:  Old Greenwood Golf Course and The Golf Club at Gray's Crossing, just a short drive from the hotel.

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.

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.

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

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.

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  and charter 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.

Soak up the sun at one of the lakefront beaches located just minutes from the hotel.

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.

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.