Do you need chains to drive to Tahoe right now?

No chain controls are in effect at this time.

Is it safe to drive to Tahoe in snow?

Regular snow and ice on the drive to Tahoe makes for slick roads and potentially dangerous road conditions. The easiest way to improve your road safety in minor to moderate winter weather is to drive an all-wheel drive (AWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle.

Are the roads open in Tahoe?


Do you need chains on all 4 tires?

Driving with Tire Chains Four-wheel drive vehicles should use tire chains on all four tires. You must use tire chains for those wheels on the drive axle for two-wheel drive vehicles, but it’s much safer and easier to control if you have chains on all four tires.

Are chains required in Lake Tahoe?

Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Tahoe City to 4 miles east of Tahoe City. Chains or snow tires are required from 4 miles east of Tahoe City to the Nevada state line.

Do you need 4 wheel drive in Tahoe?

I would absolutely get a 4WD because, even if it hasn’t snowed, ice can set, roads can be slippery. Tires on a 4WD are better able to handle all conditions – and I wouldn’t chance my life on a regular car with regular tires. Also, you’ll be surprised how much you use your car while in Tahoe.

Is Highway 50 to Lake Tahoe Open?

Highway 50 over Echo Summit is open year-round except when particularly severe weather or unusual road work closes the road temporarily. In years past landslides have cut off the highway along the American River canyon or avalanches have closed the road on the steep eastern slope, but those are rare occurences.

Is Lake Tahoe Open now?

Most businesses within North Lake Tahoe are open with no wildfire-related restrictions, and are ready to welcome guests back for the fall season.