Get Away to This Scenic Lake Tahoe Resort


Northern California’s reputation as a naturally beautiful destination is founded on places like Lake Tahoe. The winters in this resort town are known for excellent skiing and a vibrant après ski scene, while the summers are filled with quiet hikes and lingering days on the water. At The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, set along the north shore, these activities are complemented by distinct services and amenities including mountainside concierge, ski-in ski-out access, ski classes, a resort pool and a waterfront Lake Club.

Summer Recreation
Lake Tahoe

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.

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Soak up the sun at one of the lakefront beaches located just minutes from the hotel, including Agatam Beach (Tahoe Vista, CA), Kings Beach (CA), and Sand Harbor (NV).

Mountain View

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.

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Championship Golf

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe provides its guests with golfing privileges at some of the most famed Northern California golf resorts, including Old Greenwood Golf Course and The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. Challenge yourself on the best Tahoe golf courses, conveniently located just 15 minutes from our resort in Northstar.

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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.

Family hiking at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe


Featuring dramatic scenery and diverse terrain, hiking is a fun and exhilarating way to experience the Lake Tahoe region in the summer, with hundreds of miles of trails around the Basin, including terrain options for every ability level. Explore the miles of trails on Northstar California, or embark on a journey around Lake Tahoe and discover the natural treasures of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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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.

On-Site Outlets
spa room with shower, lounge chairs and hot tub.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe features 17 luxurious treatment rooms alongside beautifully redesigned amenities including a eucalyptus steam room, dry-heat lodge, whirlpool tubs, rainforest showers, relaxation lounges and outdoor heated lap pool.

Phone:   +1 530-562-3030
9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Appointment required
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Fitness Center

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Fitness Center offers a wide variety of mind/body fitness classes.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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Main Pool

Mon-Sun : 6:00 AM-10:00 PM

Spa Pool

Mon-Sun : 10:00 AM-6:00 PM




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Boot warmers

Ski Lockers

Resort Pool

Relax amongst the mountains and pine trees by laying out poolside and swimming in our temperature-controlled pool year-round. Open year round, our pool is a perfect way to spend the day in our Backyard. Whether you are enjoying a post-ski dip or spending the day in the summer sun, our pool provides a relaxing atmosphere to unwind. Enjoy watching skiers ski-in to the resort or catch an incredible sunset right from our pool deck.

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  and charter fishing.

Wake Surfing, Boarding, Skating & Tubing

Mastercraft will host your luxury lake getaway with water sports and private charter boating. Featuring their brand new Mastercraft X24 fleet, guests can cruise around the lake in style, ride the wave surfing and tubing, and relax peacefully on the water. Sunset and special event tours are available to create your ideal lake day.

Tahoe Sailing Charters

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe in a natural and eco-friendly way aboard a 50 ft. sailing yacht. Captain Mike and Captain Jim, both U.S. Coast Guard certified skippers, ensure a fun and lasting sailing experience.                                

Boat Cruise & Private Charter

Wild Goose II is a 36-foot Grand Craft Commuter boat in the style and quality of the original wooden boat era offering a variety of cruises and private charter options. Wild Goose II can comfortably accommodate up to 12 passengers and offers seating both inside and out with a heated cabin for those chilly Tahoe evenings. Contact

Charter Fishing

Sierra Fin Addicts provides fishing charters for groups of two to five people. Tours include cleaning and filleting the fish, an experienced guide, rods, tackle, drinks and snacks. Select restaurants offer to prepare the day’s catch (reservation needed). Bite, Lone Eagle Grille, Big Water Grille, and Rookie's.

Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Through Tahoe Adventure Company, guests can experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe shoreline from the unique perspective of a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Tahoe Adventure Company leads high quality adventure travel trips, instruction and tours with a focus on experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, trails and brilliant waters of Lake Tahoe.

Pool View


Enhance your vacation with a private cabana experience surrounded by panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The primary cabana package includes a seasonal fruit platter, bottled water, soda, and juices. Cabana rentals are available on select days from 11 am to 5 pm.

Experience Unparalleled Luxury With MasterCraft

Know true Lake Tahoe luxury with a captained top-of-the-line MasterCraft X-26 boat available for hourly rental at your convenience, exclusively for our guests. Guests who rent the MasterCraft X-26 can customize their Lake Club experience with sunset or daytime cruises, wake surfing, or tubing around whichever part of Lake Tahoe they want to discover. Rentals have a two-hour minimum and can accommodate up to 6 people per boat. Guests will be picked up and dropped off at the Lake Club pier.

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Plan Your Ski Vacation Here

More than three million people visit Lake Tahoe each year, drawn by its pristine natural beauty and promise of year-round outdoor adventure. A favorite with families, Lake Tahoe offers skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and other activities.


Most activities and dining are by reservation only. Our resort Concierge is happy to assist, please reach out prior to your stay for reservations:


Skiing & Snowboarding Amenities

Amenities include ski-in/-out access, the assistance of a mountainside concierge, expert-led classes at the Northstar Resort Ski and Snowboard School, and snowboarding programs led by Burton, the sport’s inventors. After a day on the mountain, guests can retreat to the resort’s après ski experience at Highlands Bar.

True North

True North is the one-stop shop for all ski fittings, rentals, passes, and gear here at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. They are the official retail shop for Northstar California. Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm.


Alpine Adventure

Skiing in Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is Lake Tahoe's premier luxury ski-in/ski-out destination. With unparalleled access to the world-class slopes of Northstar Ski Resort and mountain concierge services, our resort is the perfect escape in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Ski & Snowboard School

The Northstar Resort Ski and Snowboard School has lesson programs suited for all levels. “Magic carpet” beginner lifts make the first day easy, with station teaching for those who prefer to learn at their own pace and skill clinics for advanced intermediate and above skiers. There are programs designed for parents skiing with young children, and camps designed by women for women.

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Burton Snowboard Academy

Designed to welcome new riders to the sport of snowboarding and help those already in the sport to improve their skills. To maximize the experience, all-day programs are limited to a maximum of six students. Burton, the inventor of snowboarding, has their only snowboard academy in the world located at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Find out why it's the best way to learn how to Snowboard.

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Winter Activities in Lake Tahoe
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

While cross-country skiing and snowboarding are what draw many to this Northstar California resort, winter in Lake Tahoe offers much more. Sledding, helicopter tours, full-moon snowshoe hikes and tubing are among the other activities available at this ski-in/-out resort.

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Snowshoeing & Snowmobiling

Experience the fastest growing winter sport in the world! Snowshoeing is easy to learn on carefully groomed, scenic trails with state-of-the-art equipment. Or, take an exciting snowmobile ride through the Tahoe National Forest and experience spectacular panoramic views the Sierra Mountain Range and Lake Tahoe.

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Cross-Country Skiing

North Lake Tahoe is home to miles upon miles of challenging and rewarding cross-country ski trails, including Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area; Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort; Tahoe Donner; and Northstar California Cross County, Telemark & Snowshoe Center.

Ski gondolas in front of the resort in winter

The Village at Northstar

The Village at Northstar offers outdoor shopping with a mix of dining, specialty boutiques and a two-screen movie theater all centered around a year-round skating rink the entire family can enjoy. Access The Village at Northstar by taking the Highlands Gondola directly from The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

Plan Your Trip

Lake Tahoe is an outdoor destination year-round, drawing skiers for weekend trips and families for their annual vacations. Here are some tips on what to pack, what to reserve, and what to do while you're here.

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