If you're feeling adventurous, Angora Lakes is a great snowshoe destination. It's a seven mile roundtrip trek with some awesome views of the Tahoe area! Angora Lakes consists of a chain of three lakes, however, only two can actually be seen from the trail. The largest of the three lakes is your final destination and is also a summer resort. The resort is open mid-June to mid-September with eight small cabins that are usually reserved a year in advance.
To get there, take Highway 50 west. At the "Y" you will continue straight another two miles to Tahoe Mountain Road. Turn right and follow until it dead ends at Glenmore Way. Another right one short block to Dundee Circle. It dead ends quickly at Tahoe Mountain Road. Turn left and park where the snow is cleared. It is a short walk further down the road to the entrance to Angora Ridge Road on your left. The road meanders through Aspen groves and starts climbing. After about two miles, you'll reach the Angora Fire Lookout. From here you have some spectacular views of the Tahoe Basin (you can actually see the casinos), Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains! Another mile brings you to the parking lot for the Angora Lakes area. Only a half mile left but it climbs quickly. You'll see a small lake on your left with a handful of cabins. This is actually the 2nd lake in the "chain." Keep going until you arrive at the "resort." The far side of the lake is sheer cliffs. Often you can still hear waterfalls running.