With an average elevation of 4,750 feet, Douglas County's unsurpassed scenic beauty and pleasant year-round climate offers warm summer days and mild winters. In the spring, unspoiled blue skies, snow tipped mountains, and beautiful, lush green meadows blanket the entire valley. Just outside your front door a wide variety of hiking, bicycling, camping, and fishing can be found. Water recreation such as boating and water skiing is also available at nearby Lake Tahoe and Topaz Lake. Other popular attractions in the area include several world-class golf courses, equestrian sports, hot air ballooning and a wide array of dining, entertainment and nightlife.