Ringing in the New Year

Finishing off 2016 with a traditional Lake Tahoe white Christmas sent us into 2017 with visions of many more powder ski days in our heads: or snowshoeing, or cross country skiing, or sledding…   fill in your favorite winter activity here. You get the picture. Winter is special.

Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort / www.skiheavenly.com

Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort / www.skiheavenly.com

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s “Winter Special” with rooms from $129 a night for stays Jan. 8 through April 13, definitely ups the ante. Shhh, there is limited availability so make sure you grab your room before sharing with your friends. Now go to reservations and plan your next trip. Use the code SKI17.

Done? Good.

Now here’s some of the fun happening in January in South Lake Tahoe. The full moon is due to make an appearance around Jan. 14. Catch her in all her glory on a full moon snowshoe tour at the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. State park interpreters will take you on a hike to explore the natural and cultural history around the estate and Lake Tahoe’s shoreline in Sugar Pine State Park.

On Jan. 21 try your luck in Camp Richardson’s snowshoe cocktail races. This popular annual event pits racers against each other with cocktail trays in hand. The winner is the fastest through the course with the least spills. Entry is free and you can win prizes.

Heavenly Village, right next door to Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, offers quick access to the mountain via the gondola or take a spin on the outdoor ice skating rink. Heavenly Mountain Resort is also offering new thrills this winter with the Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster.  Experience the thrill of this gravity-propelled mountain coaster as you race down the 3,400-foot track, descend 300 vertical feet, and accelerate around two lateral loops.

Start off the new year with a winter escape at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Best Christmas Ever!

Courtesy Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Courtesy Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Jack Frost nipping at your nose, sleigh rides, building snowmen, snowball fights, and whooshing down the mountain, are all hallmarks of the holidays in Lake Tahoe. There are only a few weeks left until Santa makes his yearly rounds, and where will you be on Christmas Eve? Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel has all the trimmings prepared for a picture perfect holiday adventure.

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is gearing up for a busy holiday season with early storms bringing accumulation to Lake Tahoe. Focus on family fun, while we take care of the rest. Christmas dinner is the order of the day at Echo Restaurant from 4 to 9 p.m. with a carving station, leg of lamb, and roasted island cod and market fresh tossed-to-order salad and soup station, and don’t forget a sweet to top it off with apple or banana foster with vanilla ice cream and a tasting of holiday treats.

Lake Tahoe knows how to deliver a white Christmas with all the trimmings. And for those guests staying over the holidays, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel will host a special happy hour hot chocolate bar for kids of all ages. Just next door at Heavenly Village the season is lighting up with Heavenly Holidays, a two-week festival featuring ice sculptors, holiday music, and a 16-foot interactive snow globe where kids can get their photos taken with Santa. It all starts on Dec. 19 and culminates Dec. 31 with a New Year’s Celebration that includes an outdoor concert, a 9 p.m. Gondola ball drop and fireworks show.

Plan a special December trip with us. Book direct on the hotel website and save.


The Slopes Are Calling… So Are The Deals

The snow gods smiled on Lake Tahoe this weekend just in time for skiers and snowboarders to take their inaugural runs at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s opening day, Wednesday, Nov. 23. For those of you that need a serious snow fix, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel puts you steps from the action and the resort is offering some inspiring winter deals. As if the snow wasn’t enough, right?


Book a winter stay from Black Friday through Cyber Monday with travel dates from Nov. 27 to March 31 and get 30 percent off the bar rate, some black-out dates apply. Book direct and enter code BIGDEAL.

You say, “I can’t get off work.” We say don’t worry about it.

Heavenly Mountain Resort is pairing with Tahoe Mountain Lab (South Lake Tahoe based co-working business) to create an on-mountain work hub. The shared workspace located at Heavenly’s Lakeview Lodge allows you to make that conference call, respond to email, close that deal, all between runs on the mountain. No one needs to know you did it at 10,067 elevation.

Heavenly is also stepping in to help you up your snow game with “Design Your Own Experience” private lessons. Directed by guest’s preferences on terrain, style and development, each is tailored to you. For guests looking for a last-minute ski and ride coach, kiosks are conveniently located on the mountain as well as the base lodge locations.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is opening Saturday, Nov. 26. Known for its deep powder, steep runs and cornices, Kirkwood is expanding its flagship program “Expedition: Kirkwood” to include daily mountain guide service and private snow cat tours.

Kirkwood’s instructional program “Discovery Series” is for intermediate and expert skiers/riders ready to take it to the next level. The course boosts confidence and skills by exposing students to the unique and challenging terrain found only at Kirkwood. All sessions include lunch and use of Go Pro cameras for skier/rider analysis.

Sierra-at-Tahoe is expanding its beginner area with SMART TERRAIN, ® banked turns and shaped features that naturally guide skiers and riders through turns and stops.

The slopes are calling, forget the crazy shopping crowds after turkey day, just sit back, relax, and book your next vacation at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.