Posted on 2/29/2024 by Caroline Volin

Severe Winter Weather Safety Tips

South Lake Tahoe is no stranger to big snowstorms and blizzard conditions (heavy snowfall, high winds, cold temperatures, etc). Staying with us? While our team will do our best to make sure you stay safe and comfortable, there may be impacts from adverse weather that are out of our hands! The area can be prone to power outages, travel delays, and poor road conditions. Below are some smart tips for safety and preparedness when it comes to severe winter weather. Follow these guidelines, and you'll be back to enjoying your vacation in snowy South Lake Tahoe before you know it!

Be Prepared

  • Make sure you have the proper warm clothing to layer up. Don't miss the details like gloves, hats, and warm socks.
  • Pick up non-perishable food and drinkable water to have on hand. While we don't anticipate a loss of potable water, it is a possibility during severe weather events, so keeping about 1 gallon/person/day on hand is a good practice.
  • Ensure that medications and medical supplies are on hand. Call 911 in case of medical emergencies.
  • Charge your devices ahead of the storm. Purchase backup batteries if available.

Avoid travel or travel safe
  • Avoid travel if at all possible.

  • Check road conditions at or
  • Do not drive unless prepared with chains or snow tires
  • Make sure you car is equipped with emergency food/water/medical supplies if you must travel in case of delays, closures, or accidents
  • Check out our blog on Winter Driving 101 for tips on safe driving in snowy or icy conditions.

Our snow clearance service will do their best to clear parking lots of snow early and often. However, with large amounts of snowfall expected over short periods of time, we ask for your patience as the team makes their rounds. 

power outage safety
  • Do not approach any downed electrical power lines. report to 911 if you see them.
  • Unplug any devices or appliances from wall outlets to protect from surges when power returns
  • Have a flashlight on hand with extra batteries to ensure you have a light source. Candles and open flames are a fire risk and are prohibited in rooms.
  • If heat is affected, do not use alternate sources of heat that may produce fumes in your room such as grills, generators, or other burning devices. Make a plan for a warmer gathering place in case temperatures in your room drop too low.
  • Check out these other power outage resources and checklists

Power outages in South Lake Tahoe are not uncommon with heavy snowfall. You can monitor the status of outages at Our team will do our best to keep guests informed on local outages and timelines, but going straight to the source will be the best way to stay up-to-date.

Stay safe!


Staying at an Adventure Stays property? Get in touch with us with any questions or concerns when it comes to adverse weather before or during your stay.


Manager number: 888-371-0018

In case of emergency please call 911.

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