Soaring, also commonly known as gliding, offers an entirely different view of Lake Tahoe. Inside a plane with no engine, you’ll experience the quiet calmness of drifting in the peaceful breeze among the clouds high above the land. Up here, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the area and begin to realize just how gorgeous and special Lake Tahoe really is. The sparkling lake, seemingly endless forests, and ancient mountains paint a picture of a naturally perfect landscape, one of the few on Earth that is still pristine and relatively unspoiled. Soaring among the clouds, it’s easy to forget about the noise of the city and the worries you left behind. High above the ground, as you watch the sun disappear below the horizon, you’ll finally understand that you’re not just on another vacation – you’re in paradise. To experience the thrill and indescribable tranquility of soaring for yourself, visit the famous glider operation at Nevada’s Minden Airport. They offer a number of scenic flight routes as well as an acrobatic flight option for thrill seekers. Flights last from 35 minutes to one hour, and most packages allow you to travel solo or take along a flying partner to share the experience.