There are snow parks where you can pay to go sledding, like Adventure Mountain at the top of Echo Summit, but those will costs you a few bucks and they can get really crowded on weekends.To their credit, snow parks like Adventure Mountain do offer some perks. If you don’t own a sled you can rent one. There’s also a lodge so you can really make a day of it. Along with Adventure Mountain, you can also check out Hansen’s Resort, which is located right on Ski Run Boulevard.
Heavenly Village: No spot in Tahoe South is as picturesque for ice skating as Heavenly Village with holiday lights strung all around and music playing. Skates are available for rent and you can even buy day or season passes.
South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex: Located just off Highway 50, you can skate for free at this indoor facility if you have your own skates. Rentals are $3 and it’s free for kids 5 and younger.
Sawmill Pond: You can make a day of Sawmill Pond. Sled for a bit and then go ice skating. But be careful. Don’t tread out onto the water until you know it’s safe. After a big storm, the pond will be covered in snow. Locals often clear it and when it is cleared the pond is great for ice skating. Know how to check to be sure the ice is thick enough or check with others to ensure they’ve already done the checking.