At its deepest, Lake Tahoe drops to 1,645 feet. It is a fresh water lake resting in all its blue majesty on the northeastern border of California and Nevada. Around its shores lies waiting a world of outdoor adventure and entertainment, not to mention a Nordic-style mansion built in 1929 called Vikingsholm. In the winter, Lake Tahoe, with its nine ski resorts, welcomes skiers and alpine adventurers from around the world and during the summer months allows for world-class boating and competitive yachting to take place on its waters. Lake Tahoe has a storied history dating back to its first native inhabitants, the Washoe Indians. Today, it is home to a diverse group of people, all of whom consider themselves extraordinarily fortunate to live and play in a place of such overwhelming natural beauty.