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Buy a Tahoe plate and


Ski or ride for free
while protecting Lake Tahoe!

*Skiing in Lake Tahoe is back and so is the Plates for Powder campaign! For a limited time only, new purchasers of a Lake Tahoe license plate can ski or ride for free from one of our participating partners. Offer valid for new CA or NV Tahoe license plates purchased between November 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023. See terms and conditions for details and while supplies last.

Step 1: Purchase a Plate

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Order a new California Tahoe License Plate

$50 First Year

$40 Renewal

Order a new Nevada Tahoe License Plate

$62 First Year

$30 Renewal

Step 2: Enter Your Information

Step 3: Send Us Your Receipt

By Email:
By Fax:

By Mail:

Tahoe Fund
Kym Fabel
PO Box 5459
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Terms & Conditions

When a person purchases a California or Nevada Tahoe license plate via the www.tahoeplates.com site, he/she/they will have an option to receive one ticket from a participating resort of their choice in either the downhill or Nordic categories. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


  • One ticket per person. Exceptions: Tahoe City Sports Park offers one Sports Park Fun Pass (Season pass) or one Ice Rink Only Season Pass per new plate purchase, and Tahoe XC offers two-day tickets per new plate purchase, no blackout dates.
  • Tickets valid for the 2022/23 season; Sunday–Friday, non-holiday
  • Standard black-out dates apply to downhill ski areas, including: 12/26-12/31; 1/14-15; 2/18-19. Check with each resort for specific holiday black-out dates.
  • Diamond Peak lift tickets cannot be used until after January 8, 2023. 
  • Tickets are non-transferable and have no cash value.
  • Vouchers remain the property of the resort. No replacement tickets will be issued if tickets are lost or stolen.
  • The California Tahoe Conservancy, Tahoe Fund and any and all program partners are not liable for lost, stolen or missing ticket vouchers.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offers.
  • Ticket vouchers are not valid for resale on online auction sites, such as eBay or Craigslist. CA State Penal Code #537b protects against the resale of lift tickets.

Order My Tahoe Plate

To order your Tahoe plate, you’ll need:

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Your license
plate number
To transfer to your
shiny new Tahoe plate!
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The last three digits
of your VIN
Typically found on the driver’s side dashboard, close to the windshield.
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Select the “Tahoe” plate

To order your new plate, simply select “Tahoe” from the list of available options.

New Tahoe License Plate fees benefiting the Tahoe Basin are $50 in California and $61 in Nevada. The annual renewal fee is $40 in California and $30 in Nevada. Personalized plates are also available for additional fees.
The Tahoe Fund mission is to use the power of philanthropy to improve the Lake Tahoe environment for all to enjoy. It works with partners like the California Tahoe Conservancy and Nevada Division of State Lands to ensure more environmental projects can be completed in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

California Tahoe Conservancy

The California Tahoe Conservancy is a state agency leading California’s efforts to restore Lake Tahoe’s natural and recreational resources. Through grants, projects, and partnerships―along with stewarding 6,500 acres of Conservancy public lands―the agency provides public recreation opportunities, enhances access to the shoreline, restores wetlands and wildlife habitat, improves forest health and reduces the threat of wildfire, makes communities more livable, and helps everyone adapt to climate change.
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Coordinated through the Nevada Division of State Lands, the Nevada Lake Tahoe License Plate program generates approximately $450,000 on an annual basis to fund projects at Lake Tahoe. Projects range from water quality initiatives and state park improvements, to research and monitoring studies, invasive species surveys and removal, and public education efforts.