South Lake up for best ski destination |

South Lake up for best ski destination

Staff Reports

South Lake Tahoe is in the running to be named the best ski destination in a USA Today Travel poll.

Voting has South Tahoe in second place, trailing Sun Valley, Idaho. North Lake Tahoe is in third place.

Voters can cast a ballot at the web site, which doesn’t require an email address or Facebook account, every day through 8:59 p.m. Dec. 30.

Heavenly Ski Resort straddles the California-Nevada state line.

Named “America’s Best Lake” in 2012 by USA Today readers, Tahoe South boosters are hoping to win the ski title this year.

“We’re looking for a sweep,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “USA Today readers let the nation know in 2012 which lake was No. 1. Winning ‘Best Ski Destination’ would be the perfect way to begin the New Year.”

Chaplin said voting is encouraged daily through the duration of the poll. Go to and with two clicks it’s complete. Participants can opt to provide an email address and share their selection across social media channels.

Nathan Borchelt, a national ski-travel journalist, selected the field of finalists, with Tahoe South among them. The winning ski destination will be announced Jan. 1.