Access to IVGID Beaches (Ski Beach, Incline Beach and Burnt Cedar) is restricted to IVGID Picture Pass holders and Punch Card holders with beach access.
The Ski Beach Boat Launch can be accessed by IVGID Picture Pass or Punch Card holders for launching boats and jet skis. The Ski Beach gate is hosted from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm daily during the summer season.
Ski Beach Boat Launch Web Cam & Forecast
Lake Tahoe water level and wave conditions vary. Boaters are encouraged to know and understand water level and wave conditions and the impact on safe boat launching or retrieval before using the Ski Beach Boat Ramp.
Notice to boaters on aquatic invasive species
The IVGID Boat Ramp at Ski Beach has been following the TRPA Code Amendments adopted at the TRPA Governing Board meeting on September 24, 2008 and updated on January 25, 2012, that require all boats entering Lake Tahoe be inspected and sealed by a Certified Invasive Species Inspector. IVGID is determined to do its part to try and keep Quagga Mussels, Zebra Mussels, New Zealand Mud Snails and other aquatic invasive species out of Lake Tahoe. Please visit www.TahoeBoatInspections.com for inspection locations, hours, fees, etc.
Beginning with the opening of the ramp on May 1 and through October 31, following the ramp schedule adjusted for weather conditions, a seal inspector will be on-site 7 days per week at the Ski Beach Ramp for those boats who have an intact boat seal. Boats requiring a full inspection will be rerouted to official TRPA Inspection stations – the nearest being at Spooner Summit, with an alternate location near the entrance to Northstar California resort.
Watercraft Launch Passes
2020 Season Watercraft Launch Application
Season Watercraft Launch passes for boats and jet skis are available to IVGID Picture Pass holders at both the Ski Beach Gate and Parks & Recreation Counter inside the Recreation Center. Daily launch passes are also available to IVGID Picture Pass and Punch Card holders at the Ski Beach Gate . Passes are on sale in late April and are good through October 31. For more information pleaase call 775.832.1165
Daily Watercraft Launch Pass: Vehicle w/Trailer (Boat & Jet Ski) - $20
Daily Beach and Boat Launch passes are non-refundable.
Season Watercraft Launch Pass: Vehicle w/Trailer (Boat & Jet Ski) -$160
In order to purchase a season pass, please go to the Ski Beach kiosk or Parks & Recreation Counter and bring your valid IVGID Picture pass, current permanent vessel registration in the resident's name, current driver’s license and complete an application.
During the off-season (October 1 - April 29), 24-hour advanced reservations are required to launch a watercraft. Call the Parks & Recreation Counter to make reservations at 775-832-1310.