North Lake Tahoe Travel Guide
Last month we told you about Lake Tahoe's new transit service, North Lake Tahoe Express. Now that you can take the Express to your hotel from the airport, there's no need to rent a car, right? Well, not exactly. In our pre-season excitement, we forgot that you probably will want to do a little more than ride the slopes, sleep in your room and eat a mediocre breakfast buffet at your hotel.
Not to worry. The transportation junkies in the town of Truckee are starting a new, free, nighttime shuttle service today. The plan is to have it stop at hotels and apres-ski spots around town. (We know, we know, the "apres-ski scene" is sort of '90s. But call it what you will, it's fun to go out drinking after being on the mountain all day.) If you want to get out of Truckee, there are longer distance routes that hop around mountains and towns on the north side of the lake. All the info of course is online.
[Photo: Tom Zikas/North Lake Tahoe]
Remember when we told you all about getting out to Lake Tahoe for learn-to-ski-on-the-cheap weekend? You might have been wondering, "How am I supposed to get from the airport to my hotel?!" Well wonder no longer: The North Lake Tahoe Express launches today, with round trips service from Reno-Tahoe Airport to your crash pad for just $60.
You see, until now, ski bums had to take lengthy cab rides or rent cars (that would end up pretty much unused except for getting to or from the airport.) The new service, which is similar to buses in other snow-happy destinations, runs three different routes to hotels and lodging along the north shore. Shuttles also stop at Northstar-at-Tahoe, so you can go straight from the plane to the slopes, if that's your thing. We like to hit the hot tub first, but hey, that's just us.
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