Welcome to Mountain West Aviation

Welcome to beautiful Lake Tahoe. If you're a local, welcome home. If you're a visitor, we’re happy to have you here. We hope you enjoy your stay, but be careful—if you're like us, you might just end up staying for good.

Other airports have the word "Tahoe" in their name, but there's only one airport at the Lake. Our location at Lake Tahoe Airport is only minutes from the beautiful shores of what many refer to as the “Jewel of the Sierra.” We like to refer to it as our “year-round playground.” Tahoe offers world-class skiing, fine dining, entertainment, hiking, cycling, fishing, backpacking and countless other recreational opportunities right in our backyard. From five-star hotels to state-of-the-art casinos, you’ll find it all within minutes of Lake Tahoe Airport.

As the state capitol of Nevada, Carson City is rich in history and scenery. And it’s only a 10-15 minute drive to Tahoe's east shore. Like the Lake Tahoe Airport, the Carson City Airport’s proximity to recreational opportunities seems endless. The beautiful Carson Valley sits to our south, and the Capitol building is a must-see. For those traveling to Reno, Carson City Airport is a wonderful alternative and only a short drive up U.S. Highway 395.

At either location—Lake Tahoe Airport or Carson City Airport—think of yourself as our invited guest. We look forward to your arrival.

Additional Resources


Airport locations
Lake Tahoe Airport (KTVL) - South
Lake Tahoe, California

Carson City Airport (KCXP) - Carson City, Nevada

Car rentals
Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Hotels, dining and entertainment

Charter Service

Aerial photography, scenic flights and flight training

Local communities
City of South Lake Tahoe
City of Carson City