Tahoe Ski Resort – Snow Report – December 22, 2012

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report – December 22, 2012

Ho, ho, ho, Lake Tahoe has new snow! On the West Shore of Lake Tahoe  this afternoon I measured about 18″ of new snow here at the lake level, so you can just imagine how much more snow they’ve recieved at the ski resorts!

This monster snow storm will continue through Monday, and most Tahoe ski resorts  are expecting to receive another 5+ feet of new snow.  We should have amazing skiing conditions for  the Christmas – New Year’s holiday week!Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 13, 2012

The Tahoe 2012-2013 Ski Season has arrived!

Here’s a list of local Tahoe area resorts with their open status and snow base amounts.

Base totals as of December 22, 2012:

Ski Resort

Open Status

Base Inches

Location

Alpine Meadows

Open

39″ -68″

Alpine Meadows, CA
Boreal Mountain Resort

Open

49″ – 65″

19749 Boreal Ridge Road
Soda Springs, CA
Right off I-80
Diamond Peak
Open

24″ – 36″

1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV
Donner Ski Ranch
Open

NA

19320 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA
Granlibakken

Open

30″

725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA
Heavenly

Open

30″ – 53″

3860 Saddle Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Homewood Ski Resort
Open

55″

5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA
Kirkwood

Open

52″ – 61″

35 Miles SW of South Lake Tahoe
Off Highway 88
Mt Rose Ski Tahoe

Open

52″ – 94″

22222 Mt Rose Hwy Highway 431
between Incline and Reno, NV
Northstar

Open

21″ – 67″

Off Hwy 267, Truckee, CA
Sierra-At-Tahoe

Open

33″ – 73″

1111 Sierra-At-Tahoe
Twin Bridges, CA
Highway 50
Soda Springs
Opening
Dec 14, 2012

44″ – 65″

10244 Soda Springs Road
Soda Springs, CA
Squaw Valley USA

Open

18″ – 80″

1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA
Sugar Bowl

Open

38″ – 97″

629 Sugar Bowl Road
Donner, CA
Tahoe Donner Downhill
Open

15″ – 45″

11603 Snowpeak Way
Tahoe Donner
Truckee, CA
The holidays should be amazing here in Lake Tahoe.  Get ready to enjoy our new snow!  For more specific ski resort information, check out their websites. Now is the time to plan a trip to Lake Tahoe, and have some winter fun.

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 13, 2012

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Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 22, 2012

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012If you’ll be spending the holidays here in the North Lake Tahoe area, one local Tahoe favorite is to watch the Torchlight Parade at Squaw Valley, California on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012.

The Torchlight Parade will begin at 6 p.m. and the best viewing will be at the KT Base Bar area.  Events do start on time, and if you do get there a little early you’ll have time to grab a hot chocolate from Starbucks in the Squaw Valley Village, or to get a libation at the KT Base Bar.

Dress warmly as the weather is forecasted to be cold and with the big winter weather snow storm we are about to get in the next few days right before the big holiday, you may need extra time to just get around.

My family went last year, so check out last year’s Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade video in Squaw Valley.  Get ready for some Tahoe holiday magic!

Here are the details:

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012 Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012

Where: KT Base Bar, The Village at Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA.  While you’ll be able to see the Torchlight Parade from any location that has a view of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort Mountain, being at the KT Base Bar is going to give you a great place to view the event.

When:  Monday, December 31, 2012 –  6 p.m.

For more information on all of the holiday events going on in Squaw Valley, check out their website: http://www.squaw.com/

If you’ll be in the greater Tahoe City area for the holidays make sure you watch the holiday Torchlight Parade in Squaw Valley this year!

See you at the Torchlight Parade on Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California!

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Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012

New Year’s Eve in Alpine Meadows, California – December 2012

New Year’s Eve in Alpine Meadows, California – December 2012

New Year’s Eve in Alpine Meadows, California Are you ready to get your New Year’s Eve celebrations off to an early start?  Check out the Alpine Meadows afternoon New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday, December 31, 2012.

Alpine Meadows will host an après-ski New Year’s celebration from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alpine Bar this New Year’s Eve! The Alpine Meadows après party is the perfect way to jump-start the holiday fun!

They will feature festive cocktails and live music.  The Alpine Meadows New Year’s kickoff celebration invites skiers and riders to join in late afternoon party fun.

Here are the details:

New Year’s Eve in Alpine Meadows, California – December 2012

Where: Alpine Meadow Ski Resort at the Alpine Bar, 2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Alpine Meadows, California

When:  Monday, December 31, 2012 –  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information www.SkiAlpine.com or 800.403.0206

If you’ll be in the greater Tahoe City area for the holidays and are making your plans for New Year’s Eve, check out the afternoon celebration at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort!

Start your countdown to midnight at the New Year’s Eve afternoon celebration at the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort on December 31, 2012!


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New Year’s Eve in Alpine Meadows, California – December 2012

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Nevada County Government Holiday Schedule – December 2012

Nevada County Government Holiday Schedule – December 2012

Nevada County Holiday Schedule - December 2012If you work with any of the Nevada County, California government departments, you need to plan ahead, as most of the Nevada County government departments will be closed during the last week of December 2012.

Nevada County government operations will be closed from Monday, December 24, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013 and will re-open for business on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

The Nevada County closures will not impact access to public safety, emergency services, and other 24 hour operations.  Nevada County has identified the Departments will be open:  District Attorney, Sherriff, Probation, Public Works, Registrar of Voters, Clerk-Recorder, and Public Defender.

The reason for the extended closure period for the Nevada County government departments is a combination of the holiday schedule and furlough days.

If you work with any of the Nevada County government departments, now is the time to check with them and confirm their work schedules so you can plan ahead and take care of your business with them now.

Nevada County provides a number of different services.  Some of the more popular departments that will be closed are the Building Department, Social Services, and Housing and Community Services just to name a few of the departments that will not be available during the last week of December.  While emergency services will be available, all other services/departments will be closed from December 24, 2012 re-opening January 2, 2013.

To get more Nevada County government department schedule information or to see which Departments of Nevada County will be closed check out their website at www.MyNevadaCounty.com

Plan ahead for the December 2012 Nevada County Government Department Holiday Schedule now!

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Nevada County Holiday Schedule – December 2012

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 13, 2012

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report – December 13, 2012

We had a good snow storm yesterday, and most Tahoe ski resorts received up to a foot of new snow.  The 10 day weather forecast is showing snow in 5 out of the next 10 days, so should have good snow conditions for everyone to enjoy for the upcoming holidays.Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 13, 2012

The Tahoe 2012-2013 Ski Season has arrived!

Here’s a list of local Tahoe area resorts with their open status and snow base amounts.

Base totals as of December 13, 2012.

Ski Resort

Open Status

Base Inches

Location

Alpine Meadows

Open

23″ -53″

Alpine Meadows, CA
Boreal Mountain Resort

Open

29″ – 41″

19749 Boreal Ridge Road
Soda Springs, CA
Right off I-80
Diamond Peak
Opening
Dec 20, 2012

7″ – 20″

1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV
Donner Ski Ranch
Opening
Dec 15, 2012

NA

19320 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA
Granlibakken

NA

6″

725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA
Heavenly

Open

30″ – 53″

3860 Saddle Road South Lake Tahoe, CA
Homewood Ski Resort
Opening
Dec 14, 2012

34″

5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA
Kirkwood

Open

14″ – 21″

35 Miles SW of South Lake Tahoe
Off Highway 88
Mt Rose Ski Tahoe

Open

NA

22222 Mt Rose Hwy Highway 431
between Incline and Reno, NV
Northstar

Open

18″ – 64″

Off Hwy 267, Truckee, CA
Sierra-At-Tahoe

Open

20″ – 60″

1111 Sierra-At-Tahoe
Twin Bridges, CA
Highway 50
Soda Springs
Opening
Dec 14, 2012

NA

10244 Soda Springs Road
Soda Springs, CA
Squaw Valley USA

Open

9″ – 68″

1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA
Sugar Bowl

Open

25″ – 68″

629 Sugar Bowl Road
Donner, CA
Tahoe Donner Downhill
NA

6″ – 12″

11603 Snowpeak Way
Tahoe Donner
Truckee, CA
More snow is on the way!  For those hoping for a white Christmas, or a wonderful winter holiday, get your boots and skis out, it should be a great Tahoe holiday for everyone.
For more specific ski resort information, check out their websites. Now is the time to plan a trip to Lake Tahoe, and have some early winter fun.

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 13, 2012

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Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 13, 2012

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California I’m taking a great idea from DeeDee Riley, a REALTOR in El Dorado Hills, California who recently thanked a local business when she too was lucky and won a wonderful floral center piece.  She did a wonderful job of thanking that business that had made the charitable donation to an event she recently attended.  So I’m following her lead!

At the very first North Lake Tahoe, Toys for Tots Collection Party they had a raffle giving away a lot of special prizes.  You had to be present to win, and all I needed was ticket 134 to be called.

Yes, I buy a lottery ticket every once in a while and I love the thought of having my ticket number called.  At the Toys for Tots Collection Party my number was called – WINNER!!!

Thank you Michelle Seeley, Hair Stylist, at Salon Bella Vita, in Tahoe City, California for donating your time and services for the local Tahoe Toys for Tots campaign. I was lucky and I won a gift certificate to have a Men’s or Women’s hair cut.  What a great prize to win!

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California So many local Tahoe businesses gave gift certificates, services, and great donations in order to encourage the Toys for Tots turn-out, and this is my opportunity to say “Thank You” to everyone that made a donation to help the Toys for Tots collection efforts!

Thank you Salon Bella Vita for your kind and generous donations to the Toys for Tots campaign and for your continued support of the Tahoe community.

The next time you’re in the greater Tahoe City area, and you need your hair done, check out Salon Bella Vita.

You can find them at:

Salon Bella Vita

Cobblestone Mall, 475 North Lake Blvd., Suite 257

Tahoe City, CA 

530.583.1364

Tell the great people at Salon Bella Vita in Tahoe City, you appreciate their support of our local non-profit groups!

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Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge – Alpine Meadows, California

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge – Alpine Meadows, California

The River Ranch Lodge and the United States Marine Corps Reserve are hosting the last of their Toys for Tots Collection Party tonight, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the River Ranch Lodge in Alpine Meadows, California.

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge - Alpine Meadows, California This is your last chance to have some holiday fun and be a part of the Toys for Tots kick-off parties.    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage along with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign has set a goal to collect 1,500 toys for local North Lake Tahoe children in need and they are well on their way, but the still need your help.

You’ll find toy collection sites through-out the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area in many local businesses, but the final drop-off deadline is only 2 days away – Friday, December 14, 2012.

The River Ranch will be offering discounted appetizers, free s’mores, cookies, and cocoa will be served, along with half priced dinners and $3 cocktails.  There will also be live music by the North Tahoe Jazz Band.

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge - Alpine Meadows, California Here are the details:

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge – Alpine Meadows, California

Where: River Ranch Lodge, Highway 89 South and Alpine Meadows Road, Alpine Meadows, California

When:  Wednesday, December 12, 2012 –  5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:  Bring a new, unwrapped toy for children ages newborn to 17 years

To make a donation, contact Elaine Durazo, LCO at 530.583.5581, or check out http://TahoeTruckee.ToysForTots.com

If you don’t know what toy to buy you can always write a check (make it payable to “Toys for Tots Tahoe-Truckee”) and give a monetary donation.  Any new, unwrapped toy/gift is greatly appreciated.

There are only two more days after today to get your new, unwrapped toy to a donation center.  Tonight is the last chance to enjoy a Toys for Tots Kick-Off party.

If you miss tonight, don’t forget Moody’s Bistro in Truckee is giving each customer one drink and/or dessert with every toy donated by December 14, 2012, so even if you can’t get to the last kick-off party there are still many ways to enjoy in the collection efforts.

Every gift and donation counts!  This is your chance to make a difference in a holiday for the local Tahoe-Truckee area children so come out and have some fun at the River Ranch Lodge event and bring a new toy!

See you at Toys for Tots, River Ranch party tonight, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Alpine Meadows, California!

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Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge – Alpine Meadows, California