Lake Tahoe is a spectacular alpine lake known for its water clarity and panoramic views of surrounding mountains. Formed about 2 million years ago, Lake Tahoe is part of the Lake Tahoe Basin and its shape was created during the ice ages. Lake Tahoe sits at an elevation of 6,225 ft., and is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that straddles the border between California and Nevada. It is the largest alpine lake in North America with a depth of 1,645 ft., and the second deepest lake in the United States, after Crater Lake. Lake Tahoe is also the sixth largest lake by volume only behind the five Great Lakes.
Lake Tahoe and its surrounding area is a major tourist attraction in California and Nevada. It boasts several world class ski resorts and offers plenty of outdoor recreation activities. Tourists travel from all around the world year round to experience the prestine beauty of Lake Tahoe and to play around in its surrounding mountains. Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to visit whether it's for a family reunion, ski vacation, or a weekend getaway.