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Touch the Lake

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Sometime about the 200th run down the mountain, it hits you: I think I need a break. Luckily, you are in North Lake Tahoe, with many ways to spend your “day-off.”

 

Eat. North Lake Tahoe has roughly 36 miles of shoreline stretching from Incline Village in Nevada to Tahoma on the West Shore, with more than 100 restaurants in between. Every imaginable cuisine? Check. Romantic lake views? Check. Hipster hangouts? Got ‘em.

 

Do. Try kayaking across the “glass” on a calm winter day. Go snowshoeing at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Or try cross-country skiing at Tahoe X-Country or North Tahoe Regional Park.

 

Stroll. Then there is the shopping. Yes, you could use that charming walking stick. Lakeside art galleries, home furnishing and clothing stores abound.

 

Check out a full list of things to do in North Lake Tahoe:


West Shore

Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing & Sledding
Sugar Pine Point State Park
and Meeks Bay, Explore 18.7 kilometers of groomed Nature Trails through the forest and along the lake. This is a great way to take in views of the lake and experience historic trails of the 1960’s Olympics.


Tahoe City

Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing & Snow Play
Tahoe XC
has 5 open trails and 15 groomed kilometers and some dog friendly trails as well.

Granlibakken has 2 trails and 3 groomed kilometers, and is an amazing place to bring small children to sled and play in the snow.

Tahoe City Winter Sports Park has Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a small sled hill and snow-play area.

Commons Beach is Tahoe City’s lakefront park. A great place to frolic in the snow or build a snowman while taking in amazing views of Lake Tahoe.

 

Sightseeing & Adventure
Get out on the lake at the Tahoe City Marina with year round boat rentals.

Swing from the trees at Granlibakken’s Tree Top Adventure Park. A blast is to be had with a series of courses linking tree to tree platforms with a variety of bridges and zip lines!

North Shore

Outdoor Activities
Paddle the lake… An amazing time of year to get out on the lake at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay. They rent out paddleboards year round, but don’t worry, there is a wonderful café to warm your bones upon your return!

Go play in the snow at North Tahoe Regional Park – off National Ave in Tahoe Vista. With captivating views and groomed hills, this facility has been a favorite of snow play lovers for decades. Snowmobiling is also available at the park.

 

Take in a View of the Lake
Soak up the view at Kings Beach State Park. This is a lakefront park with a playground, picnic areas and room to play all day.

Sand Harbor has some of the most wonderful Lake Tahoe Views. Sand Harbor can’t be missed!

Here’s a list of things to see in North Lake Tahoe:


Tahoe City

The Gatekeeper’s Cabin is home of the North Lake Tahoe Historic Society museum and located adjacent to the Truckee River outlet dam in Tahoe City. Go check out the Ursus Among Us, The American Black Bear in the Tahoe Basin exhibit.

Fanny Bridge, just south of the intersection of Highways 89 & 28, at the traffic light in Tahoe City. In summer people bending over the rail of the bridge to watch trout frolic below Lake Tahoe’s only outlet, the Truckee River, gives the bridge its name.


West Shore

Tahoe Maritime Museum, This museum gives insight into Lake Tahoe’s rich maritime history. Step back to the time when grand steam-ships and gleaming wood boats plied the waters of the lake.


North Shore

Head over to UC Davis Education Center in Incline and discover what makes Lake Tahoe so unique. Guided tours include a virtual research vessel, virtual laboratory and green building tour. See the new 3-D movie “Lake Tahoe in Depth”.

Cal-Neva Lodge Take a tour on this historic property from 1936 thru the early 1960’s at which time Frank Sinatra owned the lodge and hosted his Rat Pack buddies, Marilyn Monroe and other infamous characters.

NLT Winter Ski Resorts Raise the Bar

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Although you might not feel it, the weather is starting to change in North Lake Tahoe. Days are still warm, with temperatures averaging in the 60s, but nights are dropping to approximately 35 degrees. It’s the time of year that the region’s upper elevations start seeing a dusting of snow.

 

We’ve been reviewing all the long-range forecasts, and if Mother Nature keeps up her end, we should have above-average snowfall this winter.

 

That’s music to the ears of North Lake Tahoe ski resorts, many of which have been pumping millions of dollars into their ski and non-ski products to enhance the winter enthusiast’s experience.

 

This season marks year two of Squaw Valley’s $50 million renaissance. The improvements, unveiled for winter 2012-2013, will greatly enhance the first-time and beginner experience, the terrain park and improve the overall flow of the upper mountain.

 

The resort will install Big Blue Express, a new, high-speed six-pack chairlift, to replace the High Camp chairlift. The base terminal of Big Blue Express will start where the base of the High Camp lift was formerly located and will extend to the top of the ridge, providing easy access to the Shirley Lake, Solitude and Granite Chief chairlifts. The Links double chairlift will be removed and replaced with a triple chairlift call Mountain Meadow, which will be realigned to bring skiers and riders up to the ridgeline near the top of the terminals of the Solitude and Silverado lifts. Additional changes include Squaw’s three million snowmaking improvements and grooming initiatives.

 

Building on the $30 million recently invested at Northstar California, the resort celebrates this winter and its 40th anniversary with more glade skiing on The Backside, first-ever snow cat and backcountry tours on Sawtooth Ridge, a new Burton Riglet Park that introduces snowboarding to 3-6 year olds and EpicMix Racing that has participants comparing their race times against accomplished Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn. Also new this season is Tavern 6330’ in the Village at Northstar with seating for up to 200. The new restaurant features American grill dishes inspired by California farm fresh ingredients served up in a cozy, tavern-esque atmosphere suitable for the whole family.

 

Making headlines around the country is Northstar’s new CMO, canine marketing officer, “Marsh Mellow.” The lovable three-month-old pup was abandoned at the resort last August. After a long search in which no owner was found, the resort’s marketing team adopted him. Over the last few months, Marsh Mellow has developed a following of guests who keep up to speed with his activities via the resort’s social media channels and who regularly visit the Village at Northstar to see him.

 

On Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort signed an agreement October 1 to operate Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, America’s largest cross-country operation, which is being purchased by the Truckee Donner Land Trust, the Trust of Public Land and the Northern Sierra Partnership. The resorts are already connected by an “interconnect” trail that allows skiers to ski back and forth between the two, with plans in the works to further enhance the connection with two additional beginner-friendly routes. Sugar Bowl, who plans to invest $500,000 in Royal Gorge this season, is now offering a season pass that allows holders to downhill at Sugar Bowl and cross-country ski at Royal Gorge. Sugar Bowl pass holders can add on an unrestricted Royal Gorge pass for $149 (adult price), and can purchase an unrestricted, standalone Royal Gorge pass for $299.

 

Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe, just outside of Incline Village on Highway 431, has continued to work on a multi-year forest management project in cooperation with the Nevada Division of Forestry. The project stretches from the Galena trail to the Mt. Rose Highway and involves concentrated efforts for selected thinning and the removal of dead, damaged and diseased trees with the goal of a healthier forest. Other resort projects include the realignment of the Little Mule conveyor lift and improvements to the Rosebuds teaching terrain. Decorative rock walls were added around the Main Lodge with the added perk of aiding in erosion control.

 

Woodward Tahoe, a world-class action sports training center and youth camp which originally opened in June, will be open seven days/week for public access and daily drop-in sessions through the winter until April 14, 2013. The 33,000-square foot indoor facility at the base of Boreal Mountain Resort on Donner Summit, 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. A season pass, called the “Bunker Pass,” is available for $279 and includes eight months of access, seven days/week for two-hour sessions.

Pumpkins and Pink Parties this week in North Lake Tahoe

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Spirits of our past are summoned to haunt the streets of historic Truckee during the adults-only Historical Haunted Tour this Thursday and Friday. The walking tour attracts more than 300 attendees and 60 volunteers and features tales of yore with a memorable and entertaining twist at Truckee’s historic gems and watering holes. Tickets are $35/person.

 

In Incline Village, Sierra Nevada College presents their Writers in the Woods series and hosts writer Amy Franklin-Willis this Friday and Saturday. Franklin-Willis’s first novel, “The Lost Saints of Tennessee,” has garnered wide critical acclaim. The free reading is Friday, 7-9 p.m., at the Tahoe Center of Environmental Sciences. On Saturday, there is a writing workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, via registration. Cost is $50/person.

 

River Ranch Lodge, just outside Tahoe City along the Truckee River, hosts the 5th Annual Fall Colors Moto Tour Friday through Sunday. Vintage car owners take to Tahoe’s roads to enjoying the changing fall foliage, winding roads and beautiful mountain scenery. The historic cars are available for public viewing Saturday, 4-6 p.m., at River Ranch.

 

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association hosts the last workday of the year Saturday, on the Rim-to-Reno Project located on the Mt. Rose Summit, which is off Highway 431. Volunteers will work on a new trail system, including a connector trail to Reno. All participants will receive a complimentary lunch.

 

The historic Thunderbird Lodge, just outside of Incline Village, now offers Cooking at the Castle classes where participants can learn to cook like a professional. On Monday, October 22, Chef de Cuisine Anne Wiles will explore the Tahoe Harvest and feature locally grown products and meats. Cost is $250/person. Pricing includes instruction, wine, beverages, supplies and dinner. Cooking classes are limited to 10.

 

The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation will host the 8th Annual Pink Party, called Fifty Shades of Pink, Friday, October 26, 8 p.m., at Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Eats in Truckee. The event, which benefits local cancer patients, offers two different ticket options: one for $50/person and another for $35/person.

Fall Events This Week in North Lake Tahoe

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The Resort at Squaw Creek is hosting its 2nd Annual Harvest Festival now through Sunday in Olympic Valley. The event features bluegrass music, hayrides, pumpkin painting, pie-eating contest, pumpkin bowling, glow ball golf, autumn-themed spa treatments, a beer garden, live music and a fall artisan craft faire. The property’s Six Peaks Grille keeps with the season by providing a bounty of fall harvest cuisine that includes pumpkin pie and caramel apple martinis along with scallops with pumpkin ravioli.

 

The Tahoe City Downtown Association is hosting the 8th Annual Tahoe City Harvest Festival now through Saturday, October 20 with a Scarecrow Sprint & Stroll with its 5K and 10K runs October 13, Zombie Pub Craw October 13, Gatekeeper’s Ghost Walk October 18 and the Felt-A-Pumpkin Workshop for arts and crafts lovers October 20.

 

The 3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week is taking place now through Sunday. The event offers 3-course prix-fixe menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person that incorporate organic, seasonal and local ingredients – all served up at Lake Tahoe’s charming and historic eateries and bistros.

 

Arts for the Schools presents “DALA” Friday, at the Church Street Theater in Truckee. The duo group features vocal harmonies and talents on guitar and piano to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Tickets are $15/adult and $5/children, military and adults over 65 years.

 

Squaw Valley Institute brings Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with the New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson, to the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley Saturday, October 13, 7 p.m. Morgenson will discuss insights regarding the recent financial crisis gathered from her book “Reckless Endangerment, How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.” Tickets are $25/person for members and $35/person for the general public.

 

The guided Donner Party Hike, this weekend, is steeped in foliage and history. Hikers walk the trails of early pioneers and learn about the success of the Stephens Party, the tragic events of the Donner Party and the importance of the transcontinental railroad.

 

In Crystal Bay, Zepparella (an all-female Zeppelin tribute band) plays for free Saturday, October 13, 10 p.m., in the Crown Room at the historic Crystal Bay Club Casino. This popular band is a favorite of Tahoe locals.

 

In Incline Village, the Oktoberfest and Community Fair, Saturday, is a perfect occasion for families to get into the fall spirit. Attendees indulge in grilled brats, peruse arts and craft vendor booths and rock out to live music – all at the Village Center.

Join Us at Wine on the Water, August 19

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Confirmed Wineries: Keenan, Four Graces, Educated Guess, Laird, Opolo, Spotlight (Arrieta, Row 7 & 8), Shultz, Kobrand (Domaine Carneros & Cakebread), Kendall Jackson, Trefethen, Crimson Wine Group (Chamisal & Forefront), Orin Swift, Rombauer, Mi Sueno, Cliff Lede, Twisted Oak, Anthem, BNA, Whispering Vine Wine, Hidden Ridge, Gloria Ferrer and more to be added!

 

100% of All Proceeds from Lakeside Food & Wine Event to Benefit Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

 

Lone Eagle Grille and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino announce the third annual Wine on the Water charity event; a food and wine festival on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Featuring over 25 celebrated wineries and more than a dozen local restaurants, the annual event will include exclusive tastings of some of the region’s best food and wine, live music, and a noteworthy silent auction. Set against a spectacular backdrop on the Cottage Green beside Hyatt’s private beach, 100% of all proceeds generated from ticket sales and silent auction sales at the event on Sunday, August 19, will be donated directly to the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

 

From 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., guests will have a chance to sample the finest labels and vintages from acclaimed Northern California wineries. Recently recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with the 2011 Award of Excellence for its outstanding wine program, Hyatt’s own Lone Eagle Grille will feature a flavorful sampling from of High Sierra Cuisine that has made it one of the area’s most popular restaurants. Other top local and regional chefs from favorite restaurants will provide signature bites. In addition to great wine and food, Wine on the Water will also feature an extensive silent auction with items including special wines, exotic resort retreats, dinners, and gift certificates. Live music will be provided as guests mix and mingle.

 

Tickets to the event will be $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door. All proceeds generated as a result of Wine on the Water will be donated directly to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

 

For tickets or more information regarding Wine on the Water, visit Tahoe.ActivityTickets.com

Free Summer Music at North Tahoe’s High Notes Music Series

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

 

North Lake Tahoe takes its music outdoors with a variety of live concerts, festivals and headliner events – all part of the destination’s High Notes: North Lake Tahoe Summerlong Music series, running June through September.

 

Free Weekly Summer Concerts

Visitors to the country’s largest alpine lake will find live, outdoor performances – free of charge – every night of the week, except Mondays. Sundays rock out at Tahoe City’s Concerts at Commons Beach, which begins June 24 with the Blues Monsters, Dad’s LPS, Downbeat and Jellybread. It’s Bluesdays every Tuesday at the Village at Squaw Valley starting with Chris Cain July 3, and live music every Wednesday with Music in the Park at the Truckee Regional Park. Head to Commercial Row as part of Truckee Thursdays for live tunes. Kings Beach is lakeside Fridays with their 6th Annual Music on the Beach starting July 6. Visitors can also enjoy free live music every Friday and Saturday overlooking the lake at the scenic West Shore Café & Inn in Homewood.

 

Squaw Valley also plays host to the Art, Wine & Music Festival, July 14-15, which includes two performance stages offering up free live music in addition to fine art and libations. The resort’s 11th Annual Soaring Kites & Music Festival provides free live music as well at 8,200 feet along with high-flying kite stunts. Cable car ticket is required to attend.

 

In North Lake Tahoe’s historic casino corridor, the Crystal Bay Club offers a host of free concerts throughout the week, as well as ticketed bands from the Bay Area. What sets this venue apart is its intimate setting that gets guests up close to the performers.

 

Summer Headliner Events

 

There are also a number of exceptional ticketed musical events held throughout the North Lake Tahoe region. Namaste in North Lake Tahoe this summer with the ultimate in yoga throw downs as the popular Wanderlust Festival returns to the scenic valley of Squaw Valley July 26-29. In addition to yoga sessions and wellness programs, the event will also host the positive vibrations of Ziggy Marley and MC Yogi with its generous dose of hip-hop, reggae, dancehall and dub sounds. There will also be plenty of food and beverage vendors, art instillations and ambient performances.

 

News this year is Lake Tahoe SummerFest, July and August, which celebrates world-class music, fine arts, theatre and education. Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe, nine concerts will comprise the festival and feature renowned soloists and a world-class orchestra of 38 instrumentalists from the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Seattle Symphony. The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival also falls under the Lake Tahoe SummerFest umbrella and will take place July 13-August 26 at Sand Harbor State Park with “The Two Gentleman of Verona” headlining the festival’s 40th season.

 

New in Truckee is Star Sessions: Northstar Concert Series beginning June 22 with JJ Grey & Mofro and their old school rhythm and blues and down home rock ‘n’ roll. Northstar California will also host its popular 5th Annual Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival July 14, featuring live music from the country’s top bluegrass bands in addition to more than 25 local and regional breweries on tap to taste.

 

Squaw Valley’s Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest is always a must-attend summer event and returns August 11-12 with a great selection of beer to sample and an incredible line-up of music, all benefitting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

 

There’s plenty to do this summer in North Lake Tahoe… what are you waiting for?

 

 

What’s Up This June in North Lake Tahoe

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012


It’s warming up in North Lake Tahoe with clear, sunny skies this week and high temperatures topping out at 79 degrees.

 

 

Deals

And, deals are abound in North Lake Tahoe. The four-diamond Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley is offering two free rounds of golf per night with their Stay and Play Free package, which includes nightly accommodations and golf for two people starting at $199 per night.  Check all North Lake Tahoe Cool Deals.

 

Lend a Hand
The community comes together Saturday, June 2 for the annual Bay-to-Bay Clean Up. Volunteers are needed to pick up trash and help spruce up the towns of Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay. Registration check-in begins at 9 a.m. All participants are invited to a special party afterwards, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the North Tahoe Beach Pavilion (across from Safeway) in Kings Beach.

 

Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s 20th Annual National Trails Day also Saturday, June 2 by volunteering to build trail on the famed 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, via the association’s guided hike or simply by taking your own excursion. Popular North Shore routes include Brockway Summit off Highway 267 just outside of Kings Beach and Tahoe Meadows off Mt. Rose, Highway 431, near Incline Village. There is also a trailhead in Tahoe City off Fairway Drive.

 

Sport North Lake Tahoe
Woodward Tahoe
, located at Boreal Mountain Resort on Donner Summit, hosts a grand opening celebration Saturday, June 9 for professional and amateur athletes to skate and ride the newest action sports training facility on the West Coast. Top athletes stopping by to check out the new compound include freeskier Tanner Hall and BMX rider Ryan Nyquist. This is a great spectator event.

 

North Lake Tahoe capitalizes on its famed natural terrain by hosting the 2nd Annual Adventure Sports Week Tahoe Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 24. Competitive events range from stand up paddle boarding to trail running, mountain biking, triathlons and swimming. The 10-day event also hosts clinics taught by world-class athletes, live concerts and fun and games for children.

 

 

Mark Your Calendar
The 7th Annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival
kicks off Friday, June 15 and runs through Sunday, June 24. Highlights includes the “Art & Solstice” exhibit at the North Tahoe Arts Center, the popular Tahoe City Wine Walk (June 23) with 30 of Tahoe City’s shops and restaurants participating and the Concerts at Commons Beach (June 24) with weekly, free live music debuting with the Blues Monsters, Dad’s LPS, Downbeat and Jellybread.

 

Paddle Big Blue at the Thunderbird Run Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m., at Sand Harbor State Park just outside of Incline Village. This 8-mile loop will challenge paddleboard enthusiasts with a scenic course along the East Shore.

 

 

Fresh Snow, Sunny Skies and Yes…Even Fireworks

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

 

Well March came in like a lion! You may have heard but we graciously accepted a series of storms which left us nearly 5 feet of fresh powder. Even better, the weather is clearing with sunny, clear skies for the weekend. Woot woot!

 

We are fortunate that these strong storms move through quickly and leave us bluebird skies. It’s truly ideal. The phones are ringing and lodges are booking up so we suggest stopping your procrastination because this will be a busy weekend.

 

We’ve got the 31st Annual SnowFest, a 10-day winter carnival, kicking off today. Opening Ceremonies tonight will include fireworks and a laser light show. Tomorrow we will have the Tahoe City Parade, 22nd Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim and Rahlves’ Banzai Tour KT-22 Banzai.

 

Here’s some other SnowFest highlights for you:

March 9 – Bridgetender’s 4th Annual Rib Fest
March 10 – Kings Beach Parade
March 11 – Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddle Board Race
March 11 – River Ranch Annual Snow Sculpture Contest

 

See you on the slopes!

 

 

This Week: Snow, Snow and Of Course Some Epic Ski Deals and Events

Monday, February 27th, 2012

 

Photo Credit Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe

 

 

North Lake Tahoe ski resorts are reporting up to 1.5 feet of new snow in the last 24 hours at their upper elevations… and Mother Nature isn’t done yet. NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting a chance of snow all week with skies clearing on Friday and the weekend.

 

This is great news since Squaw Valley recently unveiled the resort’s newest terrain park feature, a jib pipe. It’s a hybrid feature, consisting of a banked half-pipe with a variety of rails and boxes. Epic!

 

Conditions will also be ideal for Diamond Peak Ski Resort, which is celebrating 2012’s extra day… Wed., Feb 29 which is Leap Year for those who missed their coffee this morning… with a $29 all-day lift ticket. Diamond Peak is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

This weekend also marks the beginning North Lake Tahoe’s SnowFest, the largest winter carnival West of the Mississippi, on Fri., March 2 and lasts through Sun., March 11. Many events are free and open to the public, including a polar bear swim, hometown parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach and ice carving extravaganzas. And, don’t miss the official opening ceremonies Friday, March 2 at Squaw Valley with On-Mountain Fireworks and Laser Show Display.

 

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort will host the 4th Annual “Shred the Love” Rail Jam Sat., March 3 to raise funds and awareness for Boarding for Breast Cancer. The competition will take place in the Coldstream Terrain Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee is $25/person from 8:30-10 a.m.

 

Diamond Peak Ski Resort is hosting Celebrity Winterfest Sat., March 3, the largest fundraiser of the year for Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada, when corporate teams are paired with a Special Olympics athlete and a celebrity skier for a dual giant slalom. The event concludes Sunday, March 4 at PlungeFest, an opportunity for guests to brave Lake Tahoe’s chilly waters at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Beach to raise additional funds.

 

Last, but definitely not least, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour. Considered the world’s premier big mountain freeskiing meets skier/boarder-cross experience, this event is becoming one of the region’s most popular spectator events. The four-stop event continues at Squaw Valley for the KT-22 Banzai (March 3-4) and concludes at Sugar Bowl with the Silver Belt Banzai (March 10-11) when event organizer and former U.S. World Cup and Olympic ski racer Daron Rahlves will compete in the “Super Final.”

 

Check out this video from last week’s festivities at Alpine Meadows.

 

So come join the party… the weather is… well, epic.

 

 

February is Packed with Events in North Lake Tahoe

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Photo Credit Squaw.com

 

We’re enjoying perfect conditions for skiing, boarding, tubing or building snowmen on the beach this week, with clear, sunny skies and highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s.

 

Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe has selected Chute Gates open, including Cutthroat, Lowball, Miller Time and Beehive. Did you know the Chutes offer 1,500 feet of vertical at 40-55 degrees? Pretty epic.

 

Squaw Valley continues with Kid-O-Rama through Sunday, Feb. 26 with a Dance Party on Ice, Big Truck Night (the massive machinery that makes the mountain tick), S’Mores and Tubing, Kids’ Concert with Todd Wees, Family Ski Racing and Kids Crafts and Game Room in the Village.

 

PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn in Olympic Valley continues its Winter Winemaker Series Thursday, February 23, 5:30-9:30 p.m., with Bardessono Vineyards. Guests can mingle with the winemaker and enjoy sips by the glass, flight or paired with PlumpJack’s special Chef’s Tasting Menu.

 

On Saturday, February 25, TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine will once again host an amateur snowboarding contest at Northstar California as part of the TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM Series – a six-stop tour hosted by the most progressive park resorts from coast to coast. This is a great spectator event and will host some of the best up and coming riders in the region.

 

Rideout Community Center on the West Shore hosts its popular 3rd Annual Soup & Chili Showdown Saturday, February 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Guests taste the best in North Lake Tahoe family recipes. This event is great for families.

 

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort hosts the Ice Bar Grand Opening Saturday, February 25 at noon. This iconic Alpine hotspot is a great place to gather with friends and soak up the sunshine. Grand Opening activities include live on-snow music and inevitable snowball battles.