When deciding when is the best time of year to visit Lake Tahoe, it is important to have an understanding of the various weather conditions. Even though Lake Tahoe experiences long and brief summers, the winters are typically beautiful, even when it snows. The coldest months are December through February. In most of the United States, spring is from March to May, but Tahoe is still in the midst of winter. The snowiest months in Lake Tahoe are actually February and March. Most ski resorts stay open through May, with a few occasionally staying open into June and July. The regions summer typically starts in June.