Sunny, sunny and absolutely sunny in North Lake Tahoe this week, with highs topping out at a perfect 79 degrees.
Resorts and Towns’ Update
Woodward Tahoe, a world-class action sports training center and youth camp, which originally opened June 9 for its inaugural programming, is now open for full public access and daily drop-in sessions. Located at Boreal Mountain Resort on Donner Summit, this 33,000-square-foot facility offers multi-level Olympic trampolines, a Super Tramp, a concrete skate park for skateboarding and BMX biking, a pump track and skatelite ramps to foam pits for aerial ski, snowboard, BMX and skateboard training.
Lake Tahoe continues to boast environmentally friendly transportation (and a family fun attraction) with the launch of the North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle in early August. The vessel carries 12 passengers, crew and up to eight bikes and is ideal for those taking public transit from one side of the region to the other. The program employs a paperless reservation system, with tickets booked ahead of time. Participating docks are West Shore Café, Tahoe City Marina, Gar Woods Grill & Pier and Captain Jon’s Restaurant in Tahoe Vista. One-way rates start at $10/adult and $7/child 10 years and younger.
High Notes: Summerlong Music Series
North Lake Tahoe takes its music outdoors with a variety of live concerts, festivals and headliner events at High Notes: North Lake Tahoe Summerlong Music Series. Check out High Notes online for a listing of all the free events and ticketed performances.
The 6th Annual Music on the Beach continues with Downbeat Friday, August 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The group features gritty, funk and soul music that will have you up and dancing.
Concerts at Commons Beach in Tahoe City is free and presents Samba Da (North Tahoe Jazz Week), 4:30-7 p.m., Sunday, August 26. This is a fantastic event for the entire family. Bring a picnic basket, beach blanket and low-back chair or plan to dine afterwards at one of the many nearby restaurants.
Squaw Valley continues its free concert series, Bluesday, with The Blues Monsters & Friends Tuesday, August 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m. The group plays tribute to fallen legends, such as Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and Etta James.
In Truckee, the Cedar House Sport Hotel hosts a free talk with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a virtual tour with images and stories of the peaks, valleys, meadows and lakes that make up this 165-mile loop trail, one of the largest volunteer projects in the country.
The Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley hosts their popular 4th Annual BBQ Weekend Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26 with cooking demonstrations, culinary and beverage tastings, and an elaborate gourmet barbeque that includes a spit-roasted pig. BBQ Weekend packages for two adults start at $279 per Deluxe Guestroom, per night, based on a two-night minimum. Children 12-and-under can be added to the BBQ for $20/night.
Northstar California hosts “Tahoe Star Tours – Shooting Stars and Comets” Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. Guests join star guide and poet Tony Berendsen for a unique and educational night under the stars. Tours take place from 8-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $30/adult and $15/children 12 years and younger.
Human-powered athletes unite (and choose from four different races) Saturday, August 25. Incline Village is Grand Central for the popular off-road triathlon XTERRA Lake Tahoe, as well as the XTERRA Lake Tahoe Sprint, Big Blue 5 and 10K Trail Run, as well as the XTERRA Lake Tahoe Duathlon Flume Trail. This is a great spectator event with good viewing at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.
The Village at Squaw Valley hosts the popular 3rd Annual Peaks and Paws Festival, that gives a special nod to man’s best friend, the weekend of August 25-26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy 16 wineries, beer and 12 hours of continuous live bluegrass, as well as pet-themed art and activities, including guided hikes and the 2nd Annual Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond.
McAvoy Layne performs as America’s most beloved writer and humorist, Mark Twain, Monday, August 27, 7 p.m., at the back lawn of the Incline Village Recreation Center in Incline Village. This is a great family, end-of-summer performance of Twain’s “Roughing It, Tales of Tahoe,” Tickets are $25/adult and $15/8-20 years old.
Sierra State Parks Foundation and California State Parks announce a rare opportunity to experience “behind the scenes” at Pine Lodge, the Ehrman Mansion, at Sugar Pine Point State Park on the West Shore, Friday, August 31 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $50/person with proceeds designated for maintenance and repairs of the mansion.
The cobblestone streets of the Village at Northstar will become canvases for critically acclaimed artists Labor Day weekend for the first-ever Chalk Talk. This event is free and open to the public and runs Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. There is also a children’s “chalk” area for creative expression.
Tahoe Adventure Company, based in Truckee and Tahoe Vista, will host a Full Moon Kayak Adventure Friday, August 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The tour is led by professional, knowledgeable guides who will discuss local natural history and fascinating facts about the moon. The trip includes all gear and runs $60/person.
As part of the 27th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival, the West Shore Café & Inn is hosting Bacon, Beer & Bluegrass Saturday, September 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests sample five varieties of inventive bacon recipes prepared by classically trained, professional chefs paired with five varieties of microbrews. Tickets are $20/person and include live music, as well as lawn games for kids.
The popular 23rd Annual Foam Fest is taking place Saturday, September 1, 2-6 p.m., at the KT Base Bar Sundeck at Squaw Valley. Participants taste craft brews from more than 40 breweries. This event benefits Disabled Sports USA Far West and includes live music. Tickets are $25/person.
Whew! We’ll see you in North Lake Tahoe!