Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Ski
Lake Tahoe, United States of America
With a stunning location on Lake Tahoe's North shore, the Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop and its own private beach, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort makes a fabulous base for exploring the Lake Tahoe ski area.
At a Glance
Beautiful lakeside setting with private beach
Lake Tahoe ski resorts all within an easy drive
Private luxury cottages - ideal for families
Fantastic entertainment and activities for children
What could be better than skiing hard all day on the mountain and then sunning yourself on the beach by the lake in the evening!Charlotte Smith
Lone Eagle Grille has won many awards and is a great place for a spot of après-ski - especially when you can sit on the beach around the fire-pitCharlotte Smith
Diamond Peak is a great mountain for the first day, as it is close by and a fairly easy mountain for all agesCharlotte Smith
I would recommend families stay in one of the cottages as they are great value, have little kitchens and have amazing views of the lakeCharlotte Smith
To start planning your vacation to Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Ski
Unusual for a ski hotel, the Hyatt Regency Hotel offers a perfect lake shore location, inviting guest rooms and private luxury cottages coupled with an extensive range of facilities. Set within 26 acres of beautiful grounds fronting the shores of Lake Tahoe, this luxurious resort is reminiscent of a magnificent grand mountain lodge and has the huge advantage of having its own private beach. The beach is a great advantage for this hotel and just perfect for families to relax on after a long day on the slopes even during the winter months!
Upon walking into the Hyatt Regency you are welcomed by a huge lodge-like lobby making the hotel feel very intimate considering its size. There is a huge open fireplace under the high ceilings and chandeliers and combined with the stone interior it does feel like you are stepping into a chalet. Although it is a large hotel with plenty of facilities and activities, the service is just fantastic and very personal.
The skiing is all within easy reach - Diamond Peak is the closest - just a five minute drive, with Northstar and Heavenly 15 minutes and 30 minutes respectively. Kirkwood and Squaw valley are a little further away, but a definite must-do for a day's skiing. Lift tickets for Heavenly, Diamond Peak, Northstar, Alpine Meadows and Squaw valley can all be arranged by the hugely helpful Hyatt activities concierge. Ski rental can also be sourced in-house in the great ski shop, this can then be stored here overnight.
As well as skiing there is plenty to do for families around the lake including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and helicopter rides over the lake. There is also a 70-mile loop of beaches and lake shores to explore, even in the winter, as Lake Tahoe gets some fabulous sunny days and it's well worth exploring down by the lake.
The Hyatt Lake Tahoe has two heated swimming pools and oversized whirl pools, whilst the Stillwater Spa provides 16 luxury treatment rooms, a salon and fitness center complete with yoga room. This spa is really fabulous and should definitely be used after a day on the slopes. The outdoor pools are perfect for families and are beautiful lagoon pools.
We would recommend hiring a car whilst staying around the Lake and especially at this hotel so you can easily get to the neighboring ski resorts. The town of Truckee is also a short drive away where there are plenty of restaurants and bars as well as a few casinos for anyone who would like a flutter.
The Hyatt's rooms are alpine-lodge style, spacious, and smartly designed, ranging from King and Twin Double Rooms, to Junior Suites and Family Suites with cleverly designed bunk-beds for the children and private-lakeside cottages with balconies and terraces facing down towards the lake. We would recommend the cottages for families as they offer a little bit more space as well as being great value.
In-room amenities now included mini refrigerators.
The Hyatt actively welcomes families with children and runs a Camp Hyatt for children from 5-12 years. This is supervised fun including arts and crafts, games, movies, food and outdoor activities. It is open 9am-4pm and 5pm-11am.
There are a huge amount of activities for children to take part in with their families or through Camp Hyatt.
The Hyatt Lake Tahoe offers three dining experiences, including The Lone Eagle Grille for seasonal dining (recently awarded the Wine Spectator Award), the Cutthroat Saloon complete with dollar bill ceiling offers old western charm and for breakfast and hearty buffets the Sierra Café. The Cutthroat saloon is a great place to watch the American sports and chill out after the day on the mountain and enjoy a drink and some casual snack food.
There is also Tahoe Provisions which is great for 'to-go' items, if you just want to grab a coffee and a patisserie before skiing.
The Stillwater Spa offers guests the chance to indulge in pampering body treatments, massages and saloon treatments in a elegant alpine ambience. Spa highlights include 16 treatment rooms including two couples sanctuaries, one with a fireplace and the other with an infinity tub. The spa also features a state of the art fitness center, men's and women's relaxation and locker rooms, and a full service salon.
The hotel's 'Nevada' location means the Hyatt houses a casino, however it is very discreet.
As the largest resort in the Lake Tahoe area, the skiing at Heavenly is vast, with over 4,800 acres of terrain, a great network of lifts and the highest elevation and longest vertical drop in the Lake Tahoe ski area.
Straddling the border of California and Nevada there is heaps of entertainment and nightlife on offer after a day on the slopes.
In addition to the great skiing available in Heavenly, North Star and the other Lake Tahoe ski areas, the hotel has a range of activities that we recommend getting involved in for some family fun.
Family Fire Pits - Get a s’mores making kit from room service and roast the marshmallows while you and your family enjoy storytelling and star-gazing.
Snowshoe Hiking - Take a little hike - in the snow. Let the concierge point you in the direction of a great self-guided tour around Lake Tahoe.
Dinner and a Movie - Order dinner from room service and select a family movie for an evening in together.
There is some snowmobiling 20-minutes away and also the opportunity to have a sleigh ride.
There is a complimentary shuttle twice an hour to Diamond Peaks which is 5-minutes away. The shuttle runs once a day to Northstar.
The team of ski valets are on hand to help you get ready for your day on the slopes and to assist storing ski equipment at the end of the day when you return to the hotel. There is a ski rental shop within the hotel which stocks a great range of equipment.
The hotel charges overnight guests for self-parking at a cost of $15 per night. Overnight Valet Parking is $25 per night. Front desk will ask all guests upon check-in if they will be using valet or self-parking and the appropriate amount will be billed to your folio for the duration of the stay.
Location & Directions
Lake Tahoe, United States of America
Located right on the North shores of Lake Tahoe, the Hyatt Regency is a 4 hour drive from San Francisco, 3-hours from Napa, and 4-hours from Yosemite National Park.
When to go
Lake Tahoe is an all-year round destination, but for skiing it is best between December and April when all the ski resorts are open for skiing and snow boarding. Most of the ski resorts average around 350 inches of snow each season and more than 300 days of sunshine per year.