A woman alpine skiing in fresh powder snow on a blue sky day at Northstar near Lake Tahoe in California

Plan to Ski Tahoe This Winter

“Snow time” like the present to start planning your winter vacation! Lake Tahoe is a wonderland for winter sports and activities and we hope this month’s blog will give you some ideas on how best to enjoy your visit. Call Kathy at Tahoe Destination Vacation Rentals and let her help you find the perfect home for your get-away. We can accommodate your needs for a large group or a quiet couple; you can be on the mountain or the water, the choice and the views are yours. Doesn’t a long soak in the hot tub while gazing at the stars sound like a perfect way to end a day playing on the slopes? And imagine being able to do so in the privacy of “your own” back yard…

Lake Tahoe Entertainment for November

If you’re looking for entertainment this month, Montbleu has several concerts to look forward to. See  Bassnectar on the 6th, Cheap Trick the 21st or Brett Michaels the 29th. At Harrah’s, groove with The Spinners on the 15th, Travis Tritt the 22nd and Tower of Power on the 29th. Winter Ignite begins at Heavenly on the 29th, and as always, plenty of the local restaurants and pubs offer live music on week-ends.

Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding in Lake Tahoe

Tahoe has already had several snowfalls and the mountaintops are covered in white! Heavenly Valley Ski Resort opens on 11-21-14 and is getting ready for the season as I type… snowmaking equipment is ready to go in case Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate! At 4,800 acres and 3500 vertical feet over 97 trails, this is the largest of the ski resorts. Round out the visit with a little tubing action, or plan to have lunch at the Tamarack Lodge. For the novice, try Heavenly Ski and Ride School to get off to a good start. Opening day for Kirkwood is 11-22-14, and at elevation of 7,800 to 9,800 feet, Kirkwood boasts the lightest and driest snow in the region. With over 2300 acres and runs for every type of skier and Kirkwood’s Ski and Ride school for adults and children, you’re promised a rewarding and exhilarating experience. Sierra at Tahoe is another choice for skiing and boarding. At 2000 acres with over 2000 feet in vertical rise and 46 trails, you’ll be challenged all day. Sierra offers lessons and coaching and a day care service for those with little ones not yet ready for the slopes.  Check out the websites for more information on the slopes, dining, passes, and more.

Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing in Lake Tahoe

Several locations for cross country skiing and snow shoeing will have you breathless in no time. Whether it’s from the work-out or the views, you’ll love what Tahoe has to offer. Take a peek at Bijou Community Park, Spooner Lake, Hope Valley, and Camp Richardson. Snowshoers may like Blackwood Canyon, Meeks Creek Trail, or Eagle Point and Emerald Bay Trail. Trails.com is a site for maps of trails; you’ll find more information there or at TahoeSouth.com.

Rental Equipment in Lake Tahoe

Here is just a quick list for places to call for rentals: Camp Richardson Mountain Sports Center, Mountain Mike’s, Powder House, Rip N Willies, Shoreline, Hope Valley Outdoors, South Shore Snow, and  Ski Butlers (they deliver)! You can’t use the excuse that you don’t have what you need with all these opportunities to rent!

Don’t Delay!

Pick up the phone and get your plans underway! Kathy is a treasure-trove of information and will guide you to find just what you’re looking for in Lake Tahoe this winter.

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