Back-to-back winter storms have hit most of California’s Sierra Nevada region. The area was blanketed in more than a foot of snow last week, creating an avalanche watch and leading officials to strongly discourage travel throughout the area.
With the onslaught of snow still expected, visitors need to take necessary safety precautions when driving to Tahoe. We reached out to Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority for some helpful driving advice for those making the trek this season.
Slow down, make space
Chaplin’s number one piece of advice is simple, but essential: Always drive slower during snowy conditions.
It’s easy to get excited about your Tahoe visit, but give yourself time to get there slowly and safely. Plan ahead, anticipate delays and give yourself more time than you think you need.