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

The Lake Tahoe Basin is world-renowned for its unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities. Popular activities include skiing and snowboarding, rock-climbing, beach volleyball, horseback riding, backpacking, snowmobiling, sailing, water skiing, mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, amateur archaeology, and wildlife observation.

Hit the Slopes

We aren’t sugar-coating it when we say that you will ride on some of the best terrain in the world here! Don’t just take our word for it, it’s hard to find a top-ten list out there that doesn’t feature a Tahoe area resort. With nineteen resorts within two hours of campus there is terrain for all abilities—from the first timer to the backcountry expert.

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

  • 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

Our ski, snowboard, and freestyle teams dominate

Ski & Snowboard Team = 25+ USCSA National Championships

Our ski team has established a long standing tradition of excellence and Olympic racers. The snowboard team has won 4 consecutive USCSA National Championships.

Diamond Peak, the team’s home mountain, is 2 minutes from campus.

Recently, Squaw Valley USA boasted 67.5 feet of snowfall and 275 days of sunshine.

That’s a lot of bluebird powder days!

This is your playground

Physical activity can help clear the mind so take a break from studying and try something new, whether its disc golf right by campus, or hiking, biking and climbing in the Tahoe Basin, you’re sure to find something to suite you.

City Access

Catch your favorite bands at any one of the venues located in Reno and South Lake Tahoe, or get a few laughs at the Pioneer Underground with Reno Tahoe Comedy.

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Escape the mountains and experience the bustling culture of city life in San Francisco, located less than four hours away makes it a perfect weekend road trip.