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What’s New in North Lake Tahoe Fall 2023

Last updated: November 2023

As the autumn colors begin to form and there’s more open space, North Lake Tahoe’s “secret season” begins. Fall in North Lake Tahoe is a go-to for reconnecting in nature and experiencing some of the best fall foliage there is to offer. In fact, Accuweather projects that North Lake Tahoe is expected to get more vibrant fall colors this year than previous years. This fall, there’s no shortage of fun and exciting things to do, from recreation, ski resort news, local events and more. 

Photo Credit: Ryan Salm

Accessibility Updates

  • Achieve Tahoe announced it received a $75,262 grant to expand its sailing program for children and adults with disabilities. This grant will allow Achieve Tahoe to provide U.S. sailing training and certification to volunteers and staff, as well as allow for purchase of a safety-craft and a new adaptive sailboat that will allow individuals of all abilities to sail with friends and family.
  • Tahoe City Public Utility District began to replace the restroom at the Lake Forest Boat Ramp with a heated and ADA compliant restroom that will operate year-round. This project is estimated to be completed at the end of fall. 

Business Updates

  • The Incline Lodge debuted its first and only boutique hotel property in Incline Village over the summer. Formerly known as The Parkside Inn, The Incline Lodge underwent extensive renovations that give the property a sophisticated mountain modern aesthetic, custom designed finishes, enhances acoustical treatments and AC in every room.  
  • Swiss Lakewood, a fine dining restaurant nestled on the West Shore, recently underwent a renovation, giving it a more contemporary feel. 

Recreation Updates

  • North Tahoe Regional Park’s pickleball and tennis courts are scheduled to be completed this fall. The courts will feature three tennis courts, six pickleball courts, a practice wall, bottle filling stations, shaded player areas and court lighting. All courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge, unless reserved. Reserved courts are $15 per hour for residents and $30 per hour for non-residents and must be made online 24-hours in advance.  
  • Beginning Oct. 27, Tahoe Adventure Company will begin its Full Moon Snowshoe Tours. This tour takes guests for an adventure through the brisk mountain air to snowshoe under the moon and learn about the High Sierra. Cost is $90 per person. For more information, including which dates this tour is available, please visit our website.  

Ski Resort Updates

  • Mt. Rose Ski Resort plans to open on Nov. 9, which would make it the first Tahoe-area ski resort to open for the season.  
  • Northstar California Resort does not yet have an updated projected opening date. New to the ski resort this season will be Vous, a café where guests will be able to grab a cup of coffee and breakfast to fuel up for a day on the mountain.  
  • Palisades Tahoe is expected to begin ski operations for the 2023-2024 season on Nov. 22, weather and conditions permitting. New this year, the mid-mountain Gold Coast Lodge will undergo a multi-million-dollar makeover to improve the guest experience and create new dining options. Palisades Tahoe is also set to launch a traffic and parking solution this fall, which will help to alleviate traffic congestion and parking challenges. 
  • Diamond Peak Ski Resort plans to open on Dec. 7, depending on weather and conditions.  
  • Vail Resorts will launch its Mobile Pass & Mobile Lift Ticket technology, which will be available to guests on a new My Epic app this 2023/24 winter season. With Mobile Pass & Mobile Lift Ticket on the new My Epic app, your phone becomes your ticket to the slopes. This will be applicable for EPIC guests visiting Northstar California Resort. 

Sustainability Updates

  • The North Tahoe Community Alliance (NTCA) selected 17 projects and programs to receive three years of funding support through the new Community Vitality and Economic Health Investment Program. Included in this funding is the BEBOT Beach cleaning robot. These funds will allow for expanded beach cleaning to detect and remove debris from Lake Tahoe, including potentially harmful microplastics on North Lake Tahoe beaches.  
  • Clean Up the Lake’s Environmental Dive Center opened its doors on Aug. 17 in Incline Village. This center is a hybrid between an environmental science center and a conservation dive school, offering environmental dive classes, conservation dive tours, SCUBA equipment rentals for conservation divers, youth group space for student visits and more.  
Photo Credit: Jeff Dow

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Transportation Updates

  • TART Connect’s fall hours will be in effect from Sept. 5 to Dec. 13. TART Connect is North Lake Tahoe’s free curb-to-curb, on-demand shuttle service that follows a shared ride model and promotes sustainable transportation within the destination. To find a ride, download the TART Connect app or call (530) 553-0653.  

Upcoming Events

  • Crystal Bay Club has an exciting lineup of fall events, with shows by artists like Jamestown RevivalThe Glorious Sons and more. Shows begin at 8 p.m. with prices varying per show. 
  • On Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., join the North Tahoe Business Association for a Community Clean-Up Day to pick up trash in Kings BeachTahoe VistaCarnelian Bay and Crystal Bay.  
  • The Village at Palisades Tahoe will host its annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event transforms the Village at Palisades into the largest Bavarian playground in North Lake Tahoe and features authentic German beer, Bavarian music and dance, games and more. Event goers will enjoy live music and entertainment from Joe Smiell’s 20 Piece Bavarian Band, the Almenrausch Schuhplattler Dance Troupe and Alpentanzer Schuhplattler Dance Troupe, accompanied by the Alpentanz Kapelle Band.  
  • On Oct. 1, the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation will host a Brisket & Brews Sukkot Festival. Event goers will experience delicious food, beer, a farmer’s market, live music, kids’ activities and more. Admission is $25 for advanced purchase tickets, $35 at the door and $10 for kids under 12 years old.  
  • Tahoe Gal will host its 8th Annual A Liar’s Cruise fundraiser on Oct. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event will feature spellbinding stories, fine wine, individual charcuterie boxes and more. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Cost is $75 per person. 
  • The Made in Tahoe Festival will take place on Oct. 8 and feature local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations and entertainers. The festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free to attend.  
Photo Credit: Matt Palmer
  • On Oct. 14, the North Tahoe Public Utility District will host its 2nd Annual Bags of Fall Cornhole Tournament from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tahoe Backyard and Bear Belly Brewing Company. Registration is $40 per team.  
  • Join the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe for its biggest family and community event of the year on Oct. 27 for the Harvest Festival. Attendees will enjoy a haunted house, glow rooms, costumes, great food and NTPUD “Monster” trucks. The event will go from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • On Nov. 3, stop by the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom for the 33rd Annual Tahoe Chocolate and Wine Festival. This event will feature an evening of decadent chocolate creations, wine tasting, heavy appetizers, music, exciting auctions and more. Guests will have the change to bid on items in live and silent auctions as well as contribute to a special Fund-A-Need, which supports the mission of Sierra Community House. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with this year’s theme being ‘Glitter and Gold.’ Tickets begin at $175.  
  • Tahoe Music Alive will feature the Dior Quartet on Nov. 5. The Dior Quartet has been heralded as the quartet of the new generation, bringing classical music to contemporary ears. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and tickets range from $25 to $40.