Many mountain ranges have ski towns focused only on one time of year. The High Sierra is very fortunate to offer an assortment of mountain towns featuring fun & adventure all year round. Don’t believe us? Here’s 3 perfect mountain towns to visit in the High Sierra ANY time of year.
Just like a proud parent, we think all the towns & communities surrounding the Lake Tahoe region are amazing and we can’t say one is better than the others. But for those looking for an enclave filled with shops, boutiques, & lakefront restaurants that are right on the crystal clear waters of North Lake Tahoe, then you may want to consider Tahoe City. In the winter, you’re located mere minutes from an assortment of ski resorts like Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Homewood Resort and Granlibakken Ski & Sled Hill. In the summer, you’re just steps away from fun. Just walk down the stairs to Commons Beach for a dip or listen to some free, live outdoor music. September’s “Secret Season” boasts leaf peeping hikes, high-altitude training and races, including the World Championship Spartan Race; locally-sourced menus and the renowned Autumn Food & Wine Festival. Let’s just say the fun never stops… it just evolves based on the time of year.
For some, going on vacation is to get away from it all. For others, it’s about getting inspired. Why not combine them both into one! Not too far from the cozy town of Angels Camp is a quaint cabin that some of the GREATEST literature of the American West was written, by the likes of Bret Harte & Mark Twain. It’s also home to the annual frog jumping jubilee & is one of the most picturesque downtown’s your eyes will ever see. You can stroll the main street or head out to New Melones Lake for hiking, mountain biking, & even amazing fishing. In the end, you’ll come home reenergized and inspired to make something as everlasting as Bret Harte & Mark Twain themselves.
As you can see, there’s no wrong time to visit these destinations. Come any time to these mountain towns in the High Sierra. They are the perfect option to explore ANY time of year.