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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 TAHOE / TRUCKEE ~ 2010 Free Summer Concert Series starts every Wednesday (June 16th) in Truckee

Truckee -Donner Recreation & Park District ~ SUMMER MUSIC SERIES ~ Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the “Salty” Gebhardt Amphitheater ~ Truckee River Regional Park http://www.tdrpd.org/index.html

Free summer concert series starts Wednesday in Truckee
  • June 16         The Deckheads           Country / Alternative Rock
  • June 23         4 Chick Peas              4 Chicks & 1 Guy
  • June 30         Subjektochange           KosmiCaliFunk
  • July 7            Montana                     Santana Tribute
  • July 14          Bourgeois Gypsies      Swamp Pop / Countrified Blues
  • July 21          Blues Monster             Blues
  • July 28          Momentum                  High Elevation Blues Jam Band
  • Aug 4           1888                            Acoustic Rock
  • Aug 11         Jo Mama                      Latin / Swing / Funk
  • Aug 18         Phoenix                       Tribute to Dan Fogelberg / Rock & Roll
  • Aug 25         Deja Vu                       Rock & Roll Oldies

PostHeaderIcon Truckee Brew Fest 2010 ~ Saturday, June 12th ~ Truckee CA

Truckee Brew Fest 2010

The 5th annual Truckee Brew Fest will be held at Regional Park on Saturday, June 12, 1 to 5 p.m.  Many brews, good food, and music by “Sol’Jibe”. This is a fundraiser for the Optimist Club and all proceeds go directly to programs, sponsorships, grants, and scholarships for the youth of Truckee.

We hope all of you will attend!  Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the Dickson Realty office at 11500 Donner Pass Road in Truckee CA. prior to the event.  Or you can buy them the day of the Brew Fest at the Truckee Regional Park ~ cost at the gate will be $30.

Thanks everybody and “chug a lug” for the youth of Truckee!

For More Information, go to TRUCKEE BREW FEST 2010

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.

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE GREAT PICTURES OF TAHOE: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=157165&id=356928219053&ref=mf

More Picture and fun stuff to come, keep checking back!

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