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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.
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.
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
August 9 at Lake Tahoe kicks off a four-day training session for two adaptive athletes on an adventure that culminates in a January 17, 2012 arrival at the South Pole. While they’ll be heading towards the Pole in a small group with just guides and a documentary team, they’re looking for a virtual “armada” of paddlers to join them in their Tahoe training, either paddling along or cheering from shore as the wrap up each leg.
As part of rigorous training for a 100-mile journey across the Antarctic landscape – all of which will be professionally filmed – Lake Tahoe residents and spinal cord-injury athletes John Davis, a two-time Paralympics gold medalist, and Grant Korgan, a world-class kayaker and adventurer, are set to kayak approximately 50 miles in 4 days following the Lake Tahoe Water Trail. Seasoned guides Doug Stoup and Tal Fletcher of Lake Tahoe will accompany Davis and Korgan on stand up paddleboards.
Davis rates paddling Lake Tahoe as a soulful experience. “You’re completely surrounded by snowcapped peaks while sitting atop tranquil waters so clear that you can literally see 75 feet down. But the lake also makes for a fantastic cross-training venue as we’ll be paddling approximately 96,800 paddle strokes, just more than half the 176,174 pole pushes required to trek 100 miles across the frozen landscape to the South Pole.”
“The Push” expedition team encourages the public to join the paddle, whether it be for an hour or day, creating a human-powered armada to follow and cheer on the team via kayaks and stand up paddleboards. According to Korgan, “With this Lake Tahoe paddle training event, as well as the overall mission of ‘The Push,’ we hope to inspire people of all walks of life that they too can achieve the seemingly insurmountable. We encourage them to push their own everyday limits and live up to their ultimate potential.”
If you’d like to paddle along or cheer from the shore, here’s the rough schedule of events:
Tuesday, August 9, 10 miles
6 a.m.: Launch from Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe paddling clockwise 7 miles to Carnelian Bay, California.
Approx. Noon: “The Push” team will land at a lakefront estate for a private lunch and presentation. Any paddling spectators can head on to Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay for a light lunch.
“The Push” team then paddles to Waterman’s Landing for a quick stop before continuing onto Tahoe Vista, California, completing leg one
Approx. 5 p.m.: Arrive at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. One of the most festive days of the trip, this landing is open to the public and will include live music, along with free stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals and demonstrations.
Wednesday, August 10, 16 miles
8 a.m.: Departing Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort and paddle 16 miles along the North Shore to camp lakeside on Nevada’s East Shore.
Thursday, August 11, 12 miles
Paddle from East Shore clockwise along the lake to a campground located on Tahoe’s West Shore
Friday, August 12, 12 miles
Depart early morning and paddle to the historic Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point on the West Shore, 10 miles south of Tahoe City
Noon: Picnic lunch at Ehrman Mansion, then continue on to Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge
Approx. 6 p.m.: Arrive at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge. Another great spectator and cheering opportunity.
“The Push” team requests that all participants that join them in the training use only human-powered transportation along the route. Get details on kayak and stand up paddle board rentals here, and find complete details for lodging, dining and North Lake Tahoe.
More about “The Push”
“The Push” Lake Tahoe Paddle Event is the second training event for the athletes, who visited Norway’s Svalbard arctic archipelago this past spring. A third filmed training session hits the ice in South America this September, with a final training event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert this October. “The Push” is targeting a documentary film release for summer/fall of 2012. Follow the journey of “The Push.”
More about The Lake Tahoe Water Trail
“The Push” is in support of the High Fives Foundation, a California-based non-profit organization whose mission is to help winter athletes suffering life-altering injuries get back on their feet, and ideally, get back to their sport.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Summer officially kicks off in North Lake Tahoe Memorial Day Weekend with the 5th Annual Opening Day at the Lake. This four-day special event is Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30, and includes celebrations and festivities along the West Shore and in downtown Tahoe City.
The weekend is your chance to “launch” into the boating and summer season, whether you’re a part- or full-time resident or a Tahoe visitor. Here’s a quick look at some of the events. Check the GoTahoeNorth.com event calendar for complete details.
Deck opening celebrations at Sunnyside Resort, West Shore Café, Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant and Bridgetender
West Shore Clean Up Day
Granlibakken Resort’s Contractors Home Improvement/Repair Fair
Spirit of the West Shore Cocktail Competition at West Shore Café
Opening of Meeks Bay Resort & Marina
Opening of Tahoe City’s Tahoe Gal (Mississippi paddlewheeler), as well as Tahoe Sailing Charters
McBride’s Nursery (Tahoe Tree Company) annual Truck Load Sale of perennials and shrubs
Openings and tours of the historical Vikingsholm Castle and Ehrman Mansion
Guided museum tours, with admission, of the Tahoe Maritime Museum
Preview Center Open House at Homewood Mountain Resort
Open house at the Rideout Community Center
Historic walking tour at Tahoe City’s Gatekeeper’s Museum
Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In and BBQ at Obexer’s General Store
Cyclists can hit the trails as well; North Lake Tahoe’s paved bike trails are open, accessible and cleared of snow.
Be sure to check out the Cool Deals for great specials throughout the Opening Day festivities as well.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
As spectators and visitors make their way to Lake Tahoe this weekend for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, they will not experience any road detours or alternative routes while driving to North Lake Tahoe.
“There are no road constructions projects, diversions or bypasses scheduled for North Lake Tahoe this weekend and Monday during the Amgen Tour of California,” said Tourism Director Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “All interstates and highways are wide open.”
Whether coming via Interstate 80 East, Highway 89, and Highway 267 from Northern California or Highway 431 from Reno and Highway 50 from Carson City, motorists will not be subject to delays or having to take alternative routes.
North Lake Tahoe is also an ideal way to access South Lake Tahoe, home of the Stage 1 Amgen Tour of California Start on Sunday, May 15, as visitors can drive to the South Shore from North Lake Tahoe via Highway 89 (West Shore) and Highway 28 (East Shore). As recently reported, construction will close U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit near South Shore beginning today, Wednesday, May 11, through Thursday, May 26. There are also alternate routes up Highway 50 from Northern California, which add 30 to 45 minutes to travels to South Lake Tahoe.
The 2011 Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling event in North America, will start at Lake Tahoe, one of the country’s most spectacular destinations and nationally renowned cycling meccas. Lake Tahoe’s first-ever involvement in the race will feature a lap-and-a-half around the lake beginning at the California/Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe with the Stage 1 Finish at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort (Sunday, May 15) in North Lake Tahoe. North Lake Tahoe also hosts the Stage 2 Start (Monday, May 16) at Squaw Valley USA, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics.
The Amgen Tour of California covers more than 800 miles, traveling between 15 host cities over the course of eight days from May 15-22, 2011.
North Lake Tahoe is also hosting the Tahoe 10-Day Countdown, which kicked off May 5, prior to Stage 1 and Stage 2 with a number of community-oriented events planned in the region’s commercial core districts that are now accessible via the paved bike paths that have been cleared of record snowfall and swept clean.
For details about the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in Lake Tahoe, including race routes, course logs (times), parking venues, a gallery of images and events, click to www.TahoeAmgenTourofCalifornia.com.
Monday, February 14th, 2011
North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day carnival and one of the region’s most popular annual family celebrations, March 4-13, 2011.
In its 30th year, SnowFest continues to draw thousands of attendees with the majority of events free to spectators. The annual favorites are back, along with expanded special events, including the Opening Night Ceremonies, Laser Show, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks; Mamasake Extreme Food Challenge for those with a strong stomach; 21th Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Tahoe’s frigid waters; SnowFest Parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach; Sunnyside Luau; the Great Ski Race, an annual cross country adventure; Kings Beach Ice Castle and Lighting Contest; Wacky Winter Human Bowling with snow saucers and inflatable pins; Tahoe City Golf Course’s “Dog Pull”; the Dragon Snow Palace; Dummy Downhill at Diamond Peak in Incline Village; the highly creative and 23rd Annual Snow Sculpture Contest at Tahoe City’s River Ranch Lodge; Special Olympics Polar Plunge at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe; and the 3rd Annual Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddleboard Race.
Get more information about SnowFest and a complete list of events, and check out lodging, dining and recreation along with Cool Deals.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Experience a multi-day kayak adventure along the Lake Tahoe Water Trail in style September 23-26 or by special arrangement. This fall, Tahoe Adventure Company features a multi-day kayak and stay package along the West, North and East shores of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the glassy, clear waters with early morning guided paddles spotting local wildlife and learning about the unique natural and human history of this special region.
By afternoon, you’ll arrive at a lakefront hotel for a hot shower, warm meal and pure relaxation. The best hotels have been chosen for comfort and include Sunnyside Lodge, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. After checking in get a massage, take a walk along the beach, skip some stones or simply relax by the pool or on the water’s edge.
A four-day kayak adventure is a luxurious way to spend a long weekend, special occasion or simply a reason to celebrate autumn on one of the most magnificent lakes in the world. Fall in Lake Tahoe treats visitors to warm sunny days as well as calm water and is void of crowds.
In addition to thorough instruction, guides will inform you about natural and human history topics such as wildlife, geology, ecology, and native peoples. Kayaking is at a leisurely pace, allowing time to see the sites and enjoy the crystal clear water. Each day’s paddle starts after an excellent breakfast, finishes in the afternoon and is suitable for beginners. Evenings are enjoyed with delicious meals at terrific local restaurants with great company.
For more details and the day-to-day itinerary, call Tahoe Adventure Company at 530-913-9212 or visit online. Space is limited.
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
Summer officially kicks off in North Lake Tahoe Memorial Day Weekend with the 4th Annual Opening Day at the Lake. The five-day special event begins Thursday, May 27 and runs through Monday, May 31, and is comprised of celebrations and festivities primarily along the West Shore.
Opening Day at the Lake events include deck opening celebrations at Sunnyside Resort, Bridgetender Grill and Chamber’s Landing Bar & Restaurant, openings and tours of the historical Vikingsholm Castle and Ehrman Mansion, guided tours of the Tahoe Maritime Museum along with activities for kids, community clean ups, open house at the Rideout Community Center, as well as the Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In and BBQ.
New this year is the Obexer’s General Store Grand Opening, along with stand-up paddleboard relay races and demonstrations at Sunnyside Resort and Obexer’s Marina. There will also be a special winemaker dinner at Swiss Lakewood Restaurant with wines from John and Lane Giguiere, and a “Launch into Summer” celebration and fundraiser and “History of Seaplanes” lecture series at the Tahoe Maritime Museum.
For more information about Opening Day at the Lake, activities, lodging and special events in North Lake Tahoe visit our website.
Monday, November 23rd, 2009
We’re launching a great new feature on our website that allows all Lake Tahoe lovers from far and near to tell a story about Lake Tahoe for a chance to win a two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and two 2-day interchangeable lift tickets.
Chances are if you have ever visited Lake Tahoe during anytime of the year, you’ve had an experience to remember and an experience to share. We invite you to tell your story whether it is romantic, adventurous, dramatic, inspiring or amusing to be automatically entered to win.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out our sampling of tales. Then submit your own story for a chance to win.
Monday, August 10th, 2009
With the grand peaks and serene forests embracing blissful blue waters, it’s clear that North Lake Tahoe completes the scene for love stories big and small. Lovers can fulfill their storybook escapes at intimate inns, grand resorts and chic lodges, all as unique and individual as love itself.
The Shore House at Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista is the epitome of a romantic inn. Ask any North Lake Tahoe local for a good romantic inn and the Shore House is sure to come to mind. Guests are treated to a gourmet breakfast and lakeside wine and appetizers in the evening. On-site massages are also available. Each of the nine guestrooms is encompassed with knotty pine walls and adorned with custom-built log furniture with private outdoor entrances and gas log fireplaces. The inn’s grounds, with lakeside hot tub and river rock fireplace, are just as inviting. The location is ideal for small weddings, with owners Marty and Barb Cohen personally performing more than 750 weddings at the Shore House.
The sleek design of Truckee’s Cedar House Sport Hotel gives lovers the opportunity to experience the sophisticated side of mountain romance. The European-style hotel fuses innovative architecture with contemporary design while promoting green living and sustainable development. Rooms have an open, modern feel with a merlot and camel color scheme, emphasizing functionality and an organic edge geared toward comfort. The property also features a full bar and outdoor spa. Couples can bond over food with the hotel’s hands-on Stella Cooking Club. Evenings at Stella, multi-course meals paired with wine and accompanied by chef commentary and demonstrations, are also scheduled throughout the summer.
With expansive views of Squaw Valley’s towering peaks and peaceful meadow, the Resort at Squaw Creek’s fireplace suites are set to host the perfect rendezvous. Guests can spoil each other at the full- service, on-site spa then linger over a romantic dinner at Six Peaks Grille. The Resort’s signature Romance in the Sierra Package includes accommodations for two in a fireplace suite, room service breakfast for two, dinner at Six Peaks Grille and a “sparkles and sweets” champagne amenity.
With a private beach, lakeside fire pits, grand casino, upscale dining at the Lone Eagle Grille and luxurious Stillwater Spa, couples can indulge completely at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village. Amour Packages are available and include full breakfast, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and late check out. Spa specials include a Couples Fireside Romance (footbath rituals, calm mind treatments, warming tea service, mulled spice herbal body wraps and extended Stillwater massages in a fireplace suite) and Couples Stillwater Romance (side-by-side massages and candlelit aroma-bath).
For a more intimate lakeside tryst, there’s the West Shore Inn.
Boasting a sophisticated atmosphere, the suites feature fireplaces and private balconies offering sweeping views of Blackwood Ridge, Sugar Pine Point and Mount Watson. Continental breakfast is included and the exquisite menu from the adjacent West Shore Café is conveniently available for in-room dining. Lovers opting to leave their room can enjoy their meals in the café’s craftsman-style dining room or on a pier overlooking the lake.
Romance also exudes from the Chaney House, a historic lakefront stone home exemplifying Old Tahoe with a private beach on the West Shore.
The Cottage Inn of Lake Tahoe at Sunnyside features fireplaces in every room, private entrances, sauna, a private beach and is steps away from Tahoe City’s shops and restaurants. The Shooting Star Bed and Breakfast in Carnelian Bay prides itself on comfortable luxury and casual elegance and pampers guests with homemade fare from original recipes.
For a complete list of lodging options in North Lake Tahoe, from large scale properties to romantic inns and budget-friendly accommodations, visit online.