5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Lake TahoeIf you love your dog, and like to party, get ready for an evening of dinner, dancing, and lot of fun by supporting the local Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe at their 5th Annual Black Tie and Tails fundraising event, this Saturday, February 16, 2013 starting at 5:30 pm at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

If you’ll be up in the greater TruckeeLake Tahoe area for the President’s Weekend, this event promises to be a lot of fun for you and your dog.  Be prepared to see everyone, including our furry friends decked out in their finest black tie attire.

100% of the funds raised benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, so if you’re looking for a way to support the community and the animals the Humane Society helps, this is a fun and easy way to do it.  Here are the details:

5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event – Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, California

Tickets – $150 /person + 1 Dog  – Table Sponsorship is also Available

To purchase tickets, or for more information call 530.587-5948, or go to www.HSTT.org

This is a one-of-a-kind event and with only 300 seats it sells out every year!  If you can’t attend, but would like to support the local Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe you can still make a difference with a contribution to the organization.  Every donation makes a difference.

Get ready to show off your dog at the 5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event this Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe!

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS,   Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com  Tahoe City, California.

5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

New Year’s Eve – Northstar, California – December 31, 2012

New Year’s Eve – Northstar, California – December 31, 2012 

New Year’s Eve – Northstar, California – December 31, 2012It’s the last day of 2012 and if you’re still trying to decide how you’ll spend New Year’s Eve, consider the FREE events and activities that are planned at Northstar, tonight New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2012.

Northstar does a great job with their annual Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration, which is appropriate for all ages.  Dress warmly as the weather for tonight is expected to be clear, but cold with temperatures down into the single digits!

Here is the schedule of their events:

New Year’s Eve – Northstar, California – December 31, 2012 

12 noon  – 3 p.m. DJ Fidjital will be playing in the Northstar Village

4:45 p.m.   Northstar will be putting on a Ripperroo Parade for all ages (Ripperroo is the ski and snowboard mascot), beads, noise makers, singing, dancing, you get the idea, and should be a lot of fun for everyone.  The parade will be in the Village

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening with live music by Livin’ on a Prayer.  This live band will play at the ice skating rink stage, so get there early to get a good spot to watch the performance.

9 p.m.  Fireworks at Northstar at 9 p.m.

For more information check out their website at www.northstarcalifornia.com

We went and celebrated at Northstar last year.  Take a look at last New Year’s Eve in Northstar!

 Happy New Year!

Don’t forget Alpine Meadows will start the celebrations early with their afternoon kick-off party.  Remember if you drink, don’t drive.  Check out the Tahoe area bus system for their expanded night service for a safe ride home.

See you at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Northstar, California tonight, December 31, 2012! 

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New Year’s Eve – Northstar, California – December 31, 2012 

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

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

Holiday Tree Lighting, Noel Nights – Northstar, California

Holiday Tree Lighting, Noel Nights – Northstar, California

Northstar, CaliforniaThis year in Tahoe we’ve had no shortage of holiday tree lighting events, check out the Holiday Tree lighting tonight, Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Village in Northstar, California.

Come out and enjoy the Holiday Tree Lighting event, which is part of Northstar’s Noel Nights.  In addition to the tree lighting, there will be a special performance by InnerRhythms tonight at 6:30 p.m., along with discounted  ice skating (bring two of cans for Truckee Community Christmas food donation campaign), chocolate s’mores at the fire pit, The Great Basin Carolers, complimentary one-horse sleigh rides, and complimentary face painting inside Starbucks.  Here are the details:

Holiday Tree Lighting, Noel Nights – Northstar, California

Where: Northstar Village, 5001 Northstar Drive, Northstar, Truckee, California (Northstar Village)

When:  Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Tree Lighting will be at 7:15 p.m. so don’t be late!

Schedule of Holiday Tree Lighting and Noel Nights Events:

     Performances by InnerRythms – 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

     Giant Christmas Tree Lighting – 7:15 p.m.

     Pictures with Santa – 6 p.m.  – 8 p.m. by our EpicMix photographers. Make sure to bring your Season Pass!

     Complimentary Holiday Cupcake Decorating Tavern 6330′ – Chef Daniel Carter and the Tavern Elves.
Open to ages: pre-school to the ageless!

     Letters to Santa at various Village locations. This activity is available daily from December 1 – 24 in participating locations.

Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club

Kid’s Ski & Board School

Mine (open until 7 p.m.)

Minor’s Camp

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

The Villager Candle Shop, Pottery Painting & More

     The Great Basin Carolerswill be wandering the Northstar Village through-out the event.

     Meet Riperoo wandering the Village greeting guests

     Ice Skating ($5 rentals with two canned food donations to be donated to Truckee Community Christmas)Northstar. California

     Complimentary One Horse Sleigh Rides in the Village from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

     Complimentary Face Painting inside of Starbucks from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

     Holiday Craft Making inside the Kid’s Ski and Board School from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

     Free Ornament Painting and Cookies in The Villager Candle Shop, Pottery Painting & More

     Complimentary hot cocoa, hot cider & cookie decorating inside Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

     Starbucks – 15% off of the Holiday Trio Drinks at Starbucks – Eggnog Latte, Peppermint Mocha and the Gingerbread Latte

    Cabana Bars – 15% off of a Dirty Snowman at the Cabana Bars

    Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar – Large Hot Sake and Xango Cheesecake Special for $11

If you can’t make tonight’s Northstar tree lighting don’t forget there will be two more Holiday Tree Lighting events in the greater Lake Tahoe – Truckee area tomorrow night:

Holiday Tree Lighting event in Truckee, California rescheduled for this coming Friday, December 7, 2012.  Same schedule and times, just a different day!

Holiday Tree Lighting in Kings Beach, California Friday, November 7, 2012

Noel Nights at Northstar will take place two more times in December – Thursday, December 13, and on Thursday, December 20, 2012.  They’ll have some different events those nights, so check out their holiday schedule.  This is a great way to catch the holiday spirit and have some free fun here in Tahoe!

See you at the Northstar Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Northstar Village tonight, December 6, 2012!

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Holiday Tree Lighting, Noel Nights – Northstar, California

Holiday Tree Lighting at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Holiday Tree Lighting at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Holiday Tree Lighting at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Get ready to take your holiday tree lighting celebrations to the next level!  The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe in the beautful Northstar ski resort area will be lighting their holiday tree on Saturday, December 1, 2012, and the public is invited.

This holiday event promises to a lot of fun.  The Ritz-Carlton is synonyms with luxury and their holiday tree lighting event should be wonderful.

In addition to lighting their holiday tree, they will offer activities, which include s’mores with a marshmologist, hot chocolate, cookie decorating, ornament making and a live performance by the Boys and Girls Club.

This Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe holiday tree lighting event is free, and open to the public.  Everyone is invited to bring a non-perishable item for the Project MANA Food Drive.

Here are the details:

Holiday Tree Lighting at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

When:  Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where:  Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, California  96161

Schedule of Events:

4:30 p.m. The Marshmologist arrives from the slopes

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cookie Decorating, Ornament Making, S’Mores at the Fire Pit

5:30 p.m. Performance by the Boys and Girls Club

Tree Lighting after the Boys and Girls Club

Admission:  FREE – Attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable item for Project MANA.  Items needed are peanut butter, canned meats, dried amd cammed beans, rice, pasta and sauce, cereals, oatmeal, canned fruit and vegetables.

After the holiday event, the Ritz-Carlton’s signature restaurant, Manzanita, created by Traci Des Jardins, a James Beard Award winning chef will feature a special three-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person.  For reservations call 530.562.3050.

Get ready to celebrate the holidays in style at the Tree Lighting Event at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe!

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Holiday Tree Lighting at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Thanksgiving Dinner in North Lake Tahoe, California

Thanksgiving Dinner in North Lake Tahoe, California

Thanksgiving Dinner in North Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaGobble, gobble, it’s Thanksgiving Day and you’ve found yourself in Lake Tahoe, California with no real plans for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Perhaps it was a last minute trip up here, or your oven decided not to work, or maybe you had too much eggnog the night before and cooking isn’t an option for you today.  Whatever the reason, you’ll need to make plans for dinner tonight.

Here are your some of your Thanksgiving Day dinner options in North Lake Tahoe:

  • Lone Eagle Grille, Hyatt, Incline Village, Nevada 775.886.6899
  • Austin’s, Incline Village, Nevada 775.832.7778
  • High Camp – Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, California Reservations abarker@Squaw.com
  • Resort at Squaw Creek – Olympic Valley, California 530.581.6615
  • Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe (Northstar), California – 530.562.3000
  • River Ranch, Alpine Meadows, California 530.583.4264
  • Garwoods, Carnelian Bay, California  530.546.3366
  • Community Thanksgiving – North Lake Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach, CA 775.230.1066 Small admission fee, or donation of toy, canned food, or volunteer as help for the event.
  • Jake’s on the Lake – Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, California 530.583.0188
  • Dockside 700, (next to the Boatworks Mall), Tahoe City, California  530.581.0303
  • Granlibakken, Tahoe City, California 877.552.0185
  • Sunnyside Resort, West Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, California 530.583.7200
  • Bar of America, downtown Truckee, California  530.587.2626
  • The Lodge, Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California 530.587.9455

Call ahead to check on reservation availability and menu options.  Your first choice may be gone, but keep on dialing; someone is going to have room for you.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

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