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PostHeaderIcon 2014 HGTV Tahoe Dream Home Give Away at Schaffer’s Mill in Truckee CA – Register to Win

Come and see this beautiful Tahoe Home in Truckee, CA at Schaffer's Mill

Win a $2,000,000 Tahoe Dream Home

COME AND SEE THE HGTV DREAM HOME IN TRUCKEE, CA

Tours of the beautiful HGTV Dream Home 2014 at Schaffer’s Mill will begin Thursday, January 9th and continue every Thursday-Sunday from 10am to 4pm through February 16th.Tickets to tour the home are $20 each and available online at www.schaffersmill.com/hgtvdreamhome. All proceeds from tour ticket sales will benefit the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation.

Schaffer’s Mill, a 475-acre, 400-homesite gated community and private club located just east of Truckee, was chosen by HGTV as the location for the 2014 HGTV Dream Home this past summer. HGTV built and decorated the beautiful 3,200-plus square foot cabin at Schaffer’s Mill. The Dream Home was revealed on HGTV on Wednesday, January 1st during a one-hour show. The network will then give the home away to one lucky winner through its HGTV Dream Home 2014 Giveaway.

“I recently toured the Dream Home and it is amazing,” said John Marlin, Managing Partner for Schaffer’s Mill. “If you have an opportunity to tour the home, I highly recommend it. Not only, is the architecture and decorating incredible, but the proceeds from tour ticket sales benefit a local Tahoe/Truckee charity — the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation.”

The HGTV Dream Home 2014 was designed by Truckee-based Ward-Young Architects and was built by Tanamera Builders. Blending traditional and contemporary forms, the home is designed with two wings: a living wing and a bedroom wing with large expanses of glass and sliding door systems to create transparent and direct connection between indoors and outdoors.

Past locations for the HGTV Dream Home include Kiawah Island, South Carolina in 2013, Park City, Utah in 2012, Stowe, Vermont in 2011 and Sandia Park, New Mexico in 2010. The 2013 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway drew over 77 million entries, with the grand prize of a Kiawah Island HGTV Dream Home, a brand-new GMC Acadia Denali and $500,000 cash.

The Schaffer’s Mill community features home sites from the $200’s, Mountain Lodges from the $900’s and estate homes and luxury cabins from $1.2 million. Open since 2008 and named after the “Father of Truckee,” George Schaffer, Schaffer’s Mill pays homage to Mr. Schaffer, his ideals and vision.

Schaffer’s Mill is a private Golf and Lake Club. Memberships are available to those living inside or outside of the community. A Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club membership includes:

  • Access to the award winning John Harbottle      and Johnny Miller golf course
  • Use of the North Village Clubhouse with fine      dining, private locker rooms, resort-style pool and an expansive fitness      facility
  • Use of the 48-foot club yacht on Lake Tahoe
  • A private Lake Club at Jake’s on the Lake
  • Wintertime fun with Schaffer’s Mill Base Camp      at Northstar providing ski-in/ski-out convenience
  • Private club shuttle

New Martis Partners acquired the former Timilick property in January 2011 and immediately set about to rebrand and reposition the community. New Martis Partners is a Dallas-based real estate development firm specializing in the creation of beautiful, family-oriented communities. The firm’s multi-disciplined leaders have more than 75 years of experience behind their vision to create communities with lasting value.

Regester to win the HGTV Dream Home: http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/hgtv-dream-home-2014-giveaway-enter/index.html or call Greg at (530) 448-9830

About Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation

Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation is the philanthropic incubator for innovative and creative advancement of Tahoe Forest Health System. Funds from ticket sales will support the Wellness Neighborhood programs and their mission to fund community initiatives. The Wellness Neighborhood programs reflect their partnerships with community based organizations. Their goals are to increase access to health care services, strengthen our ability to focus on important health care issues, and to optimize our community’s health.

– See more at: http://www.truckeechamber.com/truckee-insights-news-events/article/?a=322#sthash.LZxHEm1J.dpuf

 

Greg Poulsen – Luxury Property in Lake Tahoe / Truckee

Dickson Realty

11500 Donner Pass Road

Truckee, CA 96161

CA DRE#: 01426653

Cell #:      (530) 448-9830

Fax #:       (866) 528-7861

Office #:  (530) 550-5026

E- Mail: Greg@TahoeHomeHunter.com

PostHeaderIcon Truckee / Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival in theTruckee Donner Regional Park, Truckee CA – Every Wednesday

Event Dates: June 08, 2013 – August 25, 2013

Description of Event

Wednesday night music in the park is one of Truckee’s most treasured summer events for residents and visitors alike. Put on by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, this local favorite showcases regional bands in a beautiful amphitheater located at Regional Park in Truckee, CA.

Music goes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the summer months. Families and friends come early to spread out blankets and chairs on the lawn, picnic, drink wine, and socialize in the beautiful Truckee summer evening. The magnificent scenery and community spirit is something that you can only experience in this small town amphitheater surrounded by aspen and pine trees, the Truckee River, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Visitors and locals alike are welcome to come and experience this special Truckee event and are encouraged to bring their food and beverages to enjoy while watching favorite regional bands such as Jo Mama, The Deckheads, and Montana perform. Wednesday night music in the park is always a favorite event and you are sure to never be disappointed.

Admission Fee: free

Ages Event is Appropriate For: all ages

Truckee Music in the Park - 2013 Series

 

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 MARTIS CAMP IN TRUCKEE CA – A SPECIAL PLACE TO LIVE – See How You Can Spend Time in Tahoe at one best resort communities!

Summer 2012 allowed Martis Camp families to discover the wonders of Tahoe like never before. From festivals and concerts to golf to mountain biking, lasting memories were created from rich experiences all summer long. Adding to the excitement was the opening of Lookout Lodge. This 8,000 square-foot private facility will provide members instant access to the Martis Camp Express chairlift as well as ski, boot and board storage. Lookout Lodge will serve breakfast and lunch daily, dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, and create a fantastic après ski experience for Martis Camp families each winter.

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 TAHOE SNOWFALL YEARLY TOTALS SINCE 1879-2010 AT DONNER SUMMITT

IS THIS THE YEAR WE BREAK THE SNOWFALL RECORD? 

We have received almost 750” of snow this year, which is about 62 feet of snow (enough to cover a 5 story building). We need to get a total of 840 inches to make this the snowiest year ever breaking the 1938 record.  If you’re wondering what were the five snowiest winters at Norden (in order) are – 1938, 1952, 1880, 1890 and 1895. 

Records have been kept since 1878 marking it the longest data set in Sierra Nevada. The Tamarack station, at 8,000 feet elevation in Alpine County, was active for a relatively short period of time.  Not only was the seasonal snowfall record was set there, but California’s greatest snow depth of 37.6 feet was measured there in 1911.  The United States greatest monthly snowfall record of 32.5 feet occurred there during January 1911. 

To put the 2011 season in perspective, as of March 28th we are in the top 10 years of the most snow.  See below and attached the Donner Summit Snowfall from 1879 – 2010 by the CSSL.  

Tahoe Snowfall Yearly Totals from 1879 – 2010

PostHeaderIcon Reasons To Visit Lake Tahoe This Winter – Published by Kathleen Jay – SF Examiner

Five (more) reasons to visit Lake Tahoe this winter

By: Kathleen Jay
Special to The Examiner
November 7, 2010

Ski Free: Lake Tahoe features 12 mountain resorts, including Northstar-at-Tahoe on the North Shore. (Courtesy photo)

In less than two weeks, ski and snowboarding season will be here.

Located approximately 200 miles east of San Francisco, Lake Tahoe — the largest alpine lake in North America surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains — has been popular for more than a century, when Truckee ski hill opened in 1910.

Lake Tahoe has 12 mountain resorts, which are identified by their proximity to the lake. On the South Shore are Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort; on the north shore are Northstar-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak, Boreal Mountain Resort, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Donner Ski Ranch, Homewood Mountain Resort and Mount Rose Ski Resort.

And if you are not a skier or snowboarder, the area is filled activities — from ice skating at Heavenly, Northstar or Squaw, taking sleigh rides along the edge of the lake, or tubing down groomed hill.

What’s new this season

Vail’s acquisition of Northstar, partnership with Heavenly: In late October, Vail Resorts — which already operates Heavenly — acquired Northstar. What this means for season pass holders is this: Heavenly and Epic Pass holders will immediately gain access to Northstar; in addition, holders of Northstar-Sierra Double Whammy passes will gain access to Heavenly.
Northstar expands snowboarding instruction, adds to village: Northstar Resort’s Burton Snowboard Academy has three new offerings: instruction for kids ages 7 to 12 years old; instruction for 4- to 6-year-olds; and a new women’s program, which will be offered every Friday during the winter for an all-day snowboarding session.

Northstar — which has a 150,000-square-foot village that has an outdoor ice-skating rink and more than 35 shops and restaurants — is opening two new stores: the Marketplace, a grab-and-go grocery that will also be selling beer, wine and spirits; and All Fired Up!, a pottery painting studio.
Heavenly to open new mountain lodge, terrain park: The big news for Heavenly is opening a new, mid-mountain dining facility: Tamarack Lodge. The a 15,000-square-foot restaurant will feature a scramble-style food court and an open dining area overlooking ski runs serviced by the Tamarack Express chairlift through a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Set for completion in February, the lodge will offer 500 indoor seats and 250 outdoor seats.

Also worth noting: Heavenly is opening a new terrain park — called High Roller Heavenly — made entirely from recycled objects.
Sierra-at-Tahoe adds lifts for beginners: Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort on the south shore recently added two new surface lifts for the upcoming winter season. Totaling 700 feet, the two new carpet conveyor lifts will allow beginning skiers and snowboarders to access 11 acres of sculpted Smart Terrain.

Also for the young or young-at-heart, Sierra-at-Tahoe will open Blizzard Mountain, a new snow-tubing park that will offer two rope-tow accessible tubing lanes, an expanded snow play and sledding area, and outdoor fire pits.

Kirkwood launches canopy zip-line tour: Last month, Kirkwood Mountain Resort launched a new canopy zip-line tour of the mountain resort. Run by Zip Tahoe Canopy Tours, the zip-line experience features eight cables, each with its own characteristic of speed, height-range and scenery, such as tree house platforms, suspension bridges and trees five feet in diameter. Guided tours run 2½ to three hours long.

For families, the resort is offering two new passes: the “Daycare Dilemma” lift ticket allows parents to split shifts on the slopes and a new “Intro to Snow” program will give toddlers an active alternative to traditional daycare.
If you go

South Shore

Heavenly Mountain Resort (www.skiheavenly.com): The largest ski area in California and Nevada, located near Stateline.

Sierra-at-Tahoe (www.sierraattahoe.com): A medium-size South Shore ski area.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort (www.kirkwood.com): A ski area that gets more snow than any other ski area in the Tahoe region.

North Shore

Northstar-at-Tahoe (www.northstarattahoe.com): a popular north shore ski area with a new and growing village.

Squaw Valley (www.squaw.com): The second-largest ski area, known for its hosting of the 1960 Winter Olympics, located near Tahoe City.

Alpine Meadows (www.skialpine.com): A medium-size ski area on the north shore only a few miles from Squaw Valley.

Diamond Peak (www.diamondpeak.com): A small ski area located in Incline Village, Nev.

— Kathleen Jay

PostHeaderIcon LAKE TAHOE / TRUCKEE AREA MAP ~ Ski Areas and Points of Interest in Tahoe!

Great Map for distance from Truckee to Points of Interest around Lake Tahoe

PostHeaderIcon Spring Break in Lake Tahoe ~ 2+ Feet on Snow and more on the way. SIGN UP FOR BANK OWNED PROPERTY NOTIFICATION BELOW ~ FREE

 

 Visit us online to view all FORECLOSURES in TahoeWe got over 2 feet of snow last night and more on the way, great snow (very light).  Just in time for Spring Break, come on up for some great Spring Skiing!If you have signed up to receive daily email updates from our MLS Listing Notification, but no properties in the last seven days have matched those criteria. To review or modify your saved searches, please visit your Saved Search Manager

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Happy Home Hunting,

Greg Poulsen

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Greg Poulsen ~ Dickson Realty ~ Tahoe / Truckee Area
11500 Donner Pass Road, Truckee CA 96161 Cell: 530-448-9830

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PostHeaderIcon Photos of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee Area – The Tahoe Experience!

Lake Tahoe & Truckee Homes’s Photos – The Tahoe Experience!

Some FUN pictures of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee area. 

We had a great winter this year, 450 – 500 inches (thats about 40 feet of snow, “WOW”).  Believe it or not thats not a record, in 1952 we got over 70 feet of snow that year, they skied all summer in places around Lake Tahoe.

 

 

 

 

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