Anyone visiting Reno should make the trek up to Lake Tahoe. Tahoe has something for everyone. During the summer, visitors and locals enjoy wading in the crisp alpine water to paddle board, jet ski, boat, kayak and swim. The athletically inclined head to the hills for world-class hiking, mountain and road biking, golfing, casino events, shopping, gondola rides and more. Tahoe is a huge draw during the winter, when about 18 resorts welcome downhill and cross-country skiers and boarders. Other snowy pursuits include snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice-skating. By car, the lake is 72 miles around and attractions in the area mostly are considered to be in either North Lake Tahoe or South Lake Tahoe (though some locals may refer to West Shore and East Shore when offering directions). North Lake Tahoe is about 50 minutes from Reno and South Lake Tahoe is about an hour and a half from Reno.