Getting to Lake Tahoe, California
Enjoy a scenic, easy journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains to Tahoe. For those arriving by car, lush forests, scenic mountains, and Lake Tahoe’s beauty will make for a stunning drive. Highway 80 provides all-weather access to Northstar, Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing.
Before hitting the highway in wintertime, it’s advisable to check road conditions:
California – 800.427.7623 or www.dot.ca.gov
Nevada – 877.687.6237 or www.nevadadot.com
RENO/TAHOE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (RNO)
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the closest airport to North Lake Tahoe. This small and immensely convenient airport is a 30-minute drive to/from Old Greenwood and a 45-minute drive to/from Northstar.
RNO offers eight airlines providing more than 120 daily flights.
OTHER AIRPORTS AND PRIVATE PLANES
Other airports an easy drive to/from Tahoe include Sacramento International Airport (SMF) (2-hour drive); San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (3 hour drive); Oakland International Airport (OAK) (3 hour drive).
Additionally, private planes can fly into Truckee-Tahoe Airport, a short 5-minute drive to Northstar and a 10-minute drive to Old Greenwood.
Daily shuttle service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and all East West Hospitality properties is available on North Lake Tahoe Express.
Travel time to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the stop location, traffic, and weather. Fares and schedules are subject to change. North Lake Tahoe Express cannot assume responsibility for making airline connections.
To reserve (at least 24 hours in advance) call 866.216.5222 or book online.
Check-in for Village at Northstar:
Iron Horse Lodge, 4001 Northstar Drive, Suite 101, Truckee, CA 96161
Check-in for Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing:
Old Greenwood Pavilion, 13051 Fairway Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
We strive to accommodate special requests, but cannot guarantee early check-in or late check-out or a specific residence, especially during peak periods. Guests arriving prior to check-in may request a parking pass and complimentary luggage storage so that they may enjoy the activities in Old Greenwood while we ready their residence.
After Hours Check-In
Guests may check in 24 hours a day. Instructions for those arriving after our front desk has closed may check-in at the gatehouse with overnight security. When you stop at the gatehouse, you will get a map and directions to your residence.
Packing for the seasons
March through May gradually gets warmer each month with high temperatures ranging between 35-60 degrees. While occasional snowstorms persist in March and April, typically longer, sunny days mean softer snow and the ability to reduce ski layers. Jackets, pants, and helmets with vents are ideal for cooling off in the lift line. Sunscreen is key as the longer sunnier days at our high altitude increase your chance for sunburn or the dreaded "goggle tan."
September to November begin to cool off towards late September ranging from 40 - 75 degrees. Days remain hot in early September but quickly drop at night. Summer clothing is still ideal, but bring layers and pants, and long sleeve shirts for variable weather. In October and November, expect an occasional rain or snowstorm as mother nature starts to prepare for the winter.
June through August temperatures can range from 60 - 80 degrees in the daytime. These warmer temperatures mean tank tops, dresses, t-shirts, shorts, and sandals. Pack a light jacket or cardigan for cooler nights. If you plan to hike, pack hiking shoes for the trails as normal sneakers may not provide enough cushion and support. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray if you will be venturing into the woods. A pool or hot tub is always a great option post-workout so pack your swimsuit too!
December through February are the coldest winter months in Beaver Creek, Colorado with temperatures ranging from 10 - 39 degrees. Days are shorter, but these are the months that are ideal for all snowsports. We suggest packing heavier outerwear, underlayers, face coverings to protect your skin, boots, hats, gloves & mittens. Sunscreen, lip balm, and body lotion are great to have on hand in a high, dry climate. Apres-ski in the hot tub? Pack your swimsuit.