But the good thing about Tahoe is that once the snow melts, there's a big, bad lake under there...
And we've scouted out just the spot for you to take it all in.
Introducing Wild Goose, a onetime members-only lair turned bustling lakeside bar and restaurant, opening to the public for the first time now.
Formerly the exclusive supper club for Tahoe Mountain Club members and a private home long before that, the Goose is the kind of waterfront sanctuary where you'll go to relax and get a bite once you set anchor, store the mountain bike or stash your golf clubs.
You'll step into the dining room, which—like the deck of a spotless white yacht—feels as though it's surrounded by water and peaks on all sides, thanks to the strategically placed mirrors that capture the dual lake and mountain views.
Start with cocktails on the deck, but once the mercury dips, skip the fire pit and head inside. Take a corner banquette and opt for a little surf and turf with the Lobster Pot Pie and Wild Goose Shabu Shabu—a dish where you actually get to dip thin slices of rare Kobe-style beef into hot butter.
Yes, steak dipped in hot butter.