Lake Tahoe straddles the border between Nevada and California and is surrounded by ski resorts.
Squaw Valley's ski resort on the California side of the lake held the winter games in 1960. The last winter games held in the U.S. were in Salt Lake City in 2002. Denver, Salt Lake City and Bozeman, Montana were also reportedly interested in bidding for the 2022 games.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has to decide by 2013 whether to submit a formal bid and promote a single nominee for 2022. Officials have said the committee will not bid for any games until it agrees on a new revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee.
The U.S. lost bids for the 2012 games in New York and 2016 games in Chicago.
A decision about 2022 likely will not come until July 2015.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.