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PostHeaderIcon 50 Things to Do in Truckee and Lake Tahoe this Summer!

FROM – www.7×7.com

There’s probably nothing better than the mountains in summer. The days are hot and sunny and the nights are cool with that perfect temperature for sleeping in a tent. Lake Tahoe really comes alive in the summer months with various outdoor sports and special events. Even though this list could go on ad infinitum, we narrowed it down to the top 50.

1. Kayak to Fannette Island, hike up to the tea house and jump off the rocks into Emerald Bay

2. Hit a few golf balls into the water at Edgewood and then go snorkeling to find them again

3. Get an all-over tan on the nude beach at Secret Cove.

4. Hike to the top of Mount Tallac for views of Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake, Desolation Wilderness, and South Lake Tahoe.

5. Bring a picnic for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s production of As You Like It at Sand Harbor.

6. Grab a beer and chat with the locals at the Genoa Bar (Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor) in Genoa.

7. Hike from Emerald Bay to Lester Beach on the Rubicon Trail.

8. Paddleboard from King’s Beach to Crystal Bay on the North Shore.

9. Find your balance at the Wanderlust yoga festival at Squaw Valley.

10. Go kayak or boat camping at the Emerald Bay Boat-In Campground.

11. Go Euro and get a crepe at Coffeebar in Truckee or a gelato at Where We Met café in Tahoma.

12. Fly along the water on a jet ski from Tahoe Sports.

13. Hike to the top of Mount Rose and a get a view of Reno/Sparks, Carson City, Washoe Valley, and all of Lake Tahoe.

14. Hike or mountain bike portions of or the entire 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail.

15. Knock back a few Tahoe cocktails: the Wet Woody at Gar Woods, the Summertime Sangria at the Ritz-Carlton at Northstar, or the Crystal Bay Cooler at the Lone Eagle Grille at the Hyatt.

16. Tube the Truckee river through downtown Reno.

17. Jump off the rocks into the cold, blue water in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

18. Admire some beautiful boats at the Concours d’Elegance.

19. Get the beer sampler and a Bad Ass Pizza at the Brewery in South Lake Tahoe. Eat on the outside deck.

20. Take the ferry and then hike the Echo Lakes Trail into Desolation Wilderness.

21. Hang glide off the top of Slide Mountain with Thermal Sky Sports.

22. After all the hiking and biking, get deep tissue or foot massage at Mountain Lotus Yoga.

23. Go shopping in downtown Truckee.

24. Jump off the Donner Lake public docks at sunset.

25. Kayak from Sand Harbor to the Thunderbird Lodge.

26. On a hot day, enjoy the spray from Eagle Falls, Glen Alpine Falls, and Horsetail Falls.

27. Go green and stay at the Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe.

28. Hike along a portion of the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail.

29. Drink wine and play bocce at the Truckee River Winery.

30. Parasail over the North Shore.

31. Go backpack camping in Desolation Wilderness.

32. Have an evening picnic at Nevada Beach.

33. Head down to Reno for Artown.

34. Stay at the Camp Richardson Cabins before heading to Baldwin and Kiva beach.

35. Go camping at D.L. Bliss State Park.

36. Take a sunset sail on the Tahoe Cruz or the Woodwind II.

37. Bike from Sugar Pine Point to Tahoe City on the bike path.

38. Pretend you’re a viking warrior while touring the Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay.

39. Get together 12 of your best friends and stay at the Tahoe Castle.

40. Enjoy the sound of the river while drinking a beer at the Bridgetender in Tahoe City.

41. Go river rafting on the Truckee in Tahoe City.

42. While in Reno, bike along the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway.

43. Get interactive with your kids at the Nevada Discovery Museum in downtown Reno or the KidZone Museum in Truckee.

44. Explore the North Shore in a kayak.

45. Have a waterfront view while you dine at the Riva Grill or Christy Hill.

46. Get high above the lake in a hot air balloon.

47. Sleep close to nature in the rustic Clair Tappaan Lodge on Donner Summit.

48. Hike to the top of the paved Stateline Fire Lookout trail with the kids.

49. Chow down on an ice cream cone from the Camp Richardson Resort ice cream parlor.

50. Get some great gifts at Gaia-Licious Gifts or Jai Yen Treasures.

Read more at http://www.7×7.com/tahoe/50-things-do-tahoe-summer#xbhlEJe3PaWg6bFq.99

PostHeaderIcon LAKE TAHOE LUXURY REAL ESTATE GROUP at Dickson Realty in Truckee CA

Dickson Realty Truckee Tahoe – TAHOE LUXURY REAL ESTATE GROUP

Deals on Luxury Homes in the Lake Tahoe / Truckee MLS Tahoe area, don’t hesitate to give us a call (530) 448-9830 anytime for a list of high-end properties in the Tahoe MLS.

TAHOE / TRUCKEE LUXURY PROPERTY LINK (207 Listed over Active Listings $1,000,000 – Million+ dollars): http://tsierra.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=282754f5-8e57-41f8-a008-e5c5528d654a&Report=Yes

If you would like to tour any of these properties or have questions give us a call at (530) 448-9830.

PostHeaderIcon BANK OWNED / REO / SHORT SALE – Homes For Sale in Lake Tahoe & Truckee, Ca

Bank Owned / REO / Short Sale Homes For Sale

To see all Bank Owned / REO / Short Sale Homes For Sale in Lake Tahoe and Truckee MLS, click the links below :

PostHeaderIcon Truckee the BEST SKI TOWN in America – Vote Truckee in Ski Town Throwdown

VOTE TRUCKEE for the BEST SKI TOWN in North America

 

 

Ski Town Throwdown to find the best ski town in North America – VOTE TRUCKEE on the Facebook page of Powder Magazine at http://www.facebook.com/powdermag/app_123940807662319

PostHeaderIcon Excellence in Education Foundation Offers 2 Great DEALS – Discount Ski and Golf Tickets!

As a board member of our local (Truckee) Excellence in Education Foundation, I’d like to make you aware of a couple of great offers:

  • Our Skiing for Schools partnership with local ski areas has one last special thru the end of this year’s ski season (see attached).  The purchase of a $35 lift ticket is valid any one day at either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows from April 15th thru the end of the season (including weekends!).  If anyone is interested, I’d be happy to purchase the ticket(s) for you and you can just bring me a reimbursement check or cash and pick up the ticket(s) here at Dickson in Truckee.
  • Our Golfing for Schools partnership offers a golf card (transferable) good for one round at each of the following golf courses, for 18 holes of play:  Coyote Moon, Gray’s Crossing, Northstar, Old Brockway, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City and Tahoe Donner.  The cost of the card has been drastically reduced this year to only $295!  If any of you have ever played any of these courses, you’ll realize what an incredible deal this is.  Carts are not included (most courses do allow walking), and some retrictions apply.  The golf cards (limited to a total of 275) will be available for sale starting May 5th.

PostHeaderIcon SKI FOR SCHOOLS – DISCOUNT LIFT TICKETS FOR SQUAW VALLEY/ALPINE, HOMEWOOD & SUGAR BOWL

GO to : http://exined.org/skiing-schools

Excellence in Education board members enjoying the snow at Northstar’s 2010 Skiing for Schools date!

2011 – 2012 Skiing for Schools Dates

On selected days, the participating resorts are offering skiers and snowboarders special discounted lift tickets and the opportunity to support education. The proceeds from your lift ticket purchase go directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for our local students.

Sugar Bowl – Saturday – Friday, December 17- 23 – $35 lift tickets valid any one day from December 17 -23. Purchase tickets the week prior to the valid period at Porters in Truckee or Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Northstar – Sunday – Friday , January 8 -13 – $40 lift tickets valid any one day from January 8 -13. Purchase tickets the week prior at Porters in Truckee or Tahoe City. Sold Out! Thank you!

Tahoe Donner Cross Country – Sunday – Friday, January 8 – 13 – $15 trail passes valid any one day from January 8 – 13. Purchase tickets the week prior at Paco’s in Truckee or Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Tahoe Cross Country – Sunday – Friday, January 22 – 27 – $15 lift tickets available the week prior at Paco’s in Truckee or Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Royal Gorge – Monday – Sunday, January 30 – February 5 – $15 trail pass valid any one day from January 30 – February 5. Passes are available the week prior at Paco’s in Truckee or Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Tahoe Donner Ski Area – Sunday – Friday, January 30 – February 5 – $25 lift tickets valid any one day from January 30 – February 5. Purchase tickets the week prior at Porters Sports in Truckee or Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Homewood – Sunday – Friday, March 18 – 23 – $30 lift tickets available the week prior at Porters Sports in Truckee or Tahoe City.

Sugar Bowl- Saturday – Friday, March 24 -30 – $35 lift tickets valid any one day from March 24 -30. Purchase tickets the week prior at Porters Sports. Tickets will be sold until March 23 or until sold out.

Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows – Sunday, April 15 to end of the season – $35 lift tickets valid any one day at either resort from April 15 to the end of the season. Purchase tickets the week prior at Porters Sports.

Purchase downhill ski tickets the week prior to the valid ticket period at Porters Sports locations (Truckee and Tahoe City). Purchase cross-country passes in advance at Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City. A limited supply of tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day(s) of the event. Check and cash are preferred form of payment. Tickets are not refundable. All Skiing for Schools proceeds are donated to Excellence in Education through your lift ticket purchase and the generous support of participating ski resorts.

For more information, please call 530-550-7984
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Skiing for Schools

PostHeaderIcon DISCOUNT LIFT TICKETS FOR – Alpine/Squaw or Northstar for only $50 per lift ticket and support art education!

Ski Alpine/Squaw or Northstar for only $50 per lift ticket and support art education!
Thanks to local ski resorts Squaw Valley USA and Northstar Vail Resorts. Arts For the Schools is able to offer two amazing lift ticket deals which will support art education in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe and Incline Village!

Tickets are limited and will sell out fast – order yours today! Tickets will be sent to you certified mail.

Alpine/Squaw Valley
January 29 to February 3rd (Sunday through Friday)

Northstar
February 7, 8 or 9 (Tuesday through Thursday)

Many thanks to Squaw Valley USA and Northstar/Vail Resorts for supporting art education for our local youth. By purchasing a discounted lift ticket you can enjoy a terrific time on the mountain while also ensuring over 4,000 students and families have access to visual art instruction, performing arts and cultural experiences in the mountains!

For more information about Arts For the Schools please visit www.artsfortheschools.org or call (530) 582-8278.

Happy New Year!

http://www.artsfortheschools.org/participate/ski_and_support_art_education.shtml

PostHeaderIcon REAL ESTATE IN TRUCKEE / LAKE TAHOE – REO/Short Sales Lists as of 2/2/12

Single Family:
• 571 total active/active-contingent listings (down 9% from a total of 630 a month ago)
• 124 REO/SS = 22% (down 13% from a total of 142 a month ago)
• 27 REO (down 25% from a total of 36 a month ago)
• 97 SS, of which 59% have offers working (down 8% from a total of 106 a month)

Condos/Townhomes:
• 231 total active/active-contingent listings (down just 1% from a total of 233 a month ago)
• 32 REO/SS = 14% (down just 9% from a total of 35 a month ago)
• 6 REO (down 33% from a total of 9 a month ago)
• 26 SS, of which 62% have offers working (no change from last month)

Although there’s not a significant change in the condo/townhome statistics for distressed properties (except for 1/3 less REOs), on the ‘single family’ front, this is 2 months of significant drops in number of REO/Short Sale properties on the market. At the beginning of December, there were a total of 171 single family REO/SS listings (active and active-contingent); today there are 124, a 27% drop. Twould be nice if this were a trend!

PostHeaderIcon LAKE TAHOE / TRUCKEE – DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS AVAILABLE DURING SKIING FOR SCHOOLS DAYS

SKI MOST TAHOE RESORTS - Discount Tickets!

DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS AVAILABLE DURING SKIING FOR SCHOOLS DAYS

Discount ski and ride lift tickets to benefit local schools

Truckee, CA – Ski or ride at huge discounts when you pre-purchase Skiing for Schools lift tickets for a variety of participating resorts. This year ski areas have provided more flexibility as lift tickets will be valid for any one day within specified weeks. Downhill ski area tickets are available in advance at Porters in Truckee and Tahoe City and Nordic ski area tickets may be purchased at Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow, Tahoe City.

Make a note of this year’s Skiing For Schools locations and days.

• Sugar Bowl – $35 lift tickets valid any one day from Dec. 17-23

• Northstar California – $40 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 8 – 13

• Tahoe Donner Cross Country – $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 8 – 13

• Tahoe Cross County – $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 22- Jan. 27

• Tahoe Donner Ski Area – $25 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 30-Feb. 5

• Royal Gorge – $15 trail pass valid any one day from Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

• Sugar Bowl – $35 lift ticket valid any one day from March 24-30

• Squaw Valley – $35 lift ticket valid any one day from April 15-20

• Homewood Mountain Resort & Alpine Meadows – TBD

“We believe that this fundraiser takes full advantage of our many unique winter resorts,” explains Laura Abbey Brown, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We hope that people will take advantage of the great snow, get a great deal on tickets and support a great cause.”

Downhill tickets may be purchased in advance at Truckee and Tahoe City Porters Sports locations for the Skiing for Schools dates. Nordic passes may be purchased at Paco’s Truckee and Alpenglow, Tahoe City. A limited number of tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day of the event. Check and cash are preferred form of payment. Tickets are not refundable.

The proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities to local Tahoe/Truckee area students.

For more information and updates, visit www.exined.org.

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that enhances public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to strengthen the learning experience for students. Each year the Foundation raises money and provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole.

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