If you want to get out and explore there will be no shortage of opportunities here.

Life in Lake Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe Basin is famous world-wide for spectacular four season outdoor recreation.

Hit the Slopes

Don’t just take our word that you will ride on some of the best terrain in the world here – it’s hard to find a top-ten list out there that doesn’t feature a Tahoe area resort. With Diamond Peak just up the road (literally!) and nineteen resorts within two hours of campus there is always something for everyone, from first timer to backcountry expert.

  • One the 10 Best Colleges in the U.S. for People Who Live to Ski

  • Best Colleges for Winter Enthusiasts
    U.S. News & World Report

  • #2 in the Top 5 Private Colleges if You Want to Ski
    Backcountry Beacon

  • #1 in America’s Top 10 College Ski Racing Programs—for slopes beyond the race arena
    Ski Racing


It’s Not Just About Snow

There’s mountain biking, rock-climbing, hiking, and backpacking; sailing, water skiing, paddle boarding, beach volleyball, and kayaking; and some of the continent’s most spectacular sunsets. Whatever your passion you’re sure to find something to suit you.


Get Out and Play

Catch your favorite bands at one of the many venues in Reno, Crystal Bay, and South Lake Tahoe. Or immerse yourself at a high country music festival.


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Outdoor Adventure Student Activities