North Lake Tahoe Experts

North Lake Tahoe Experts
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NORTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA & NEVADA

Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau
Andy Chapman, President & CEO
969 Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451-9500
Phone: 775-832-1606
Email: [email protected]

North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
Amber Burke, Marketing Director
100 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: 530-581-8702
Email: [email protected]

North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative Public Relations
Jaime Hayden
Phone: 916-960-2894
Email: [email protected]

North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. For lodging reservations and event details, call North Lake Tahoe at 1-877-949-3296. Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City, California and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village, Nevada. The North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative is a partnership between the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. The combined efforts of both entities are aimed to further promote North Lake Tahoe as a premier, year-round destination.

Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association
Jame Wright, Executive Director
P.O. Box 7108
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: 530-581-3922
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.NorthLakeTahoeExpress.com
The first-ever North Lake Tahoe Express daily airport shuttle service began November 15 and is available to and from North Lake Tahoe and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Travelers can book reservations on 21-passenger shuttles on one of three routes, which include stops at major North Lake Tahoe lodging properties and ski resorts. North Lake Tahoe Express runs from 3:30 a.m. until 12 midnight. Fares are $35 per person, one-way, $60 round trip. To make reservations, call 866-216-5222 or book online at www.northlaketahoeexpress.com. Reservations are required and should be made at least four hours in advance.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Bob Taylor, Executive Director
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Phone: (775) 832-1616
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
Considered one of Lake Tahoe premier summer events, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival offers the Bard at his best every July and August. Held in an outdoor venue at Sand Harbor State Park, attendees enjoy the high-end performances, with Lake Tahoe as a backdrop, while dining on wine and cheese at the park’s pristine beaches.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Mary Bennington, Executive Director
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Phone: 775-298-0233
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.tahoerimtrail.org
After 20 years of work, the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 165-mile loop trail that runs along the ridges circling Lake Tahoe, was completed in September 2001. More than 10,000 volunteers and the U.S. Forest Service built the trail. It is open to hikers, equestrians, and on 60 percent of the trail for mountain bikers. An estimated 3,000 people use the trail each week during peak summer and fall months. The Tahoe Rim Trail is considered one of the nation’s most successful volunteer trail projects. Each year, more than 1,000 volunteers give more than 10,000 hours to the organization.

Thunderbird Lodge
Bill Watson, Executive Director
P.O. Box 6812
Incline Village, NV 89450
Phone: 775-832-8750
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.thunderbirdlodge.org
Explore the Thunderbird Lodge Historic Site, open for guided tours from May through October, and other times by prior arrangement. Tours take visitors on an hour walk throughout the Whittell estate, including the Lighthouse Room, the Old Lodge, the maids’ quarters and original kitchen, as well as a trip through the 600-foot underground tunnel leading to the Card House and Boat House. In the Boat House visitors may find the fabulous yacht, Thunderbird, built for George Whittell in 1939. The yacht is a 55-foot long, John Hacker design with mahogany hull and dual aircraft engines and is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece built in a bygone era.

Snow Festival
P.O. Box 7125
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: 530-581-2757
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.tahoesnowfestival.com
North Lake Tahoe comes together at the pique of winter for a ten-day carnival celebration. Thousands of travelers and locals come out to play at area festivals and celebrations, including a polar bear swim, dog pull, fireworks, parades and compete in broomball, ice sculpting competition and the Great Ski Race. The next event is 2-11, 2007.

Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences
Heather Segale, Education and Outreach Coordinator
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89451
Phone: 775-881-7560, extension 4
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://terc.ucdavis.edu/tces.html
Be among the first to experience the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, which opened recently in Incline Village. Interactive stations illuminate facts about Lake Tahoe’s fragile environment. This visitors’ attraction also showcases the building’s sustainable features and cutting-edge “green” concepts, and is home to some of the country’s leading scientists.

Gatekeeper’s Museum/Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum
130 West Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: 530-583-1762
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.northtahoemuseums.org
These museums display Lake Tahoe history, including early skiing gear, logging, shipping and railroad equipment, vintage newspapers, artifacts from the Washoe tribe, more than 1,000 Indian baskets and many reading displays. Open May through September.

Watson Cabin Museum
560 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, California 96145
Phone: 530-583-1762
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.northtahoemuseums.org
This honeymoon cottage was built overlooking the lake in 1908. It is preserved as it looked at the time and decorated with many original furnishings. It is listed as the oldest home built in Tahoe City and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Ehrman Mansion
Sugar Pine Point State Park
Highway 89, one mile south of Tahoma
Phone: 530-525-7232
The Ehrman family, prominent San Franciscans and part owners of Wells Fargo Bank, built this elegant home in the early 1900s.

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival
Northstar California
Email: northstarcalifornia.com
Website: www.TahoeFoodandWine.com  The Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival is one of the area’s signature fall events with its grape stomp, celebrity chef blazing pans cook-off, wine tastings, winemaker dinners and Grand Tasting Competition, where area restaurants are matched with wineries to create the perfect complement of food and wine.

Tahoe Arts Festival
P.O. Box 7125
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: 530-581-2757
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.laketahoeartsfestival.com
The Tahoe Arts Festival, founded in 1999, was specifically designed for the cultural traveler because of its colorful Italian Street Painting, where regional and local artists create paintings on individualized squares with colorful chalk depicting traditional, modern, original and avant-garde designs. The event is free and held every July.

Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.tahoemusic.org
The Lake Tahoe Music Festival is a non-profit organization bringing fine music and arts to Lake Tahoe since 1982.