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?

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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.

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Holidays in Tahoe South

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When renowned meteorologist, Chris Tomer, says it’s going to be a big winter, skiers and boarders take note! Mother Nature has already teased Lake Tahoe with the first snowfall reaching lake level in October. Starting with Thanksgiving, and the traditional opening days for Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is gearing up for a record breaking holiday season. Ahead of the first turn of the chairlifts and before the pumpkin pie and turkey goes into the oven, brisk mornings and a glow of white on the mountaintops often melt into deliciously warm afternoons. The lake, free of the summer boat traffic, is the perfect mirror for Tahoe’s ridiculously blue skies.

Have you booked your stay at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel yet? Whether you plan a midweek getaway, a weekend retreat, or want to be the first to carve out the first turns of the season, make your reservations today. Enjoy the locals favorite season this fall and early winter with special, limited rates for November and December. Use Promo Codes: FALL16 and book your suite today for as low as $99/night.

By Thanksgiving skis and boards will be waxed and ready to ride here in Lake TahoeHeavenly Mountain Resort is anticipating an early winter and will open Nov. 18. And, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is planning a Thanksgiving and Christmas feast for our guests inside Echo. Menus will soon be released!

Within an easy stroll of Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel you can always find some live music or a little gaming action. Here’s what’s happening around Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this November. British rock band Bush with lead singer Gavin Rossdale are stopping in town on their fall tour  Nov. 3. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster. Or catch alternative rock group Collective Soul on Nov. 12 and hear music from their new album “See What You Started by Continuing.” Get in the Christmas spirt at the Annual Valhalla Holiday Faire Nov. 18-20 held in the historic Valhalla Grand Hall at the Tallac Historic Site. The hall will be decorated in a festive Holiday mode. Twenty-plus local vendors and artists will be offering a varied assortment of hand-made and other special items for purchase. Santa Claus comes to visit as local school choirs and other musical groups perform Saturday and Sunday.

And until the snow covers the mountains: there’s no better way to see Lake Tahoe than from the top. Lace up those hiking boots, pack a walking stick or ski poles and pick a trail. Fuel up on the free breakfast buffet you’ll be ready for an adventure-filled day exploring Lake Tahoe. Here are a few recommended by us: Van Sickle Bi-State ParkTahoe Rim TrailMt. TallacCastle Rock TrailRound Top Lake TrailFourth of July LakeEcho Lakes, Fallen Leaf LakeGrass Lake and Angora Lakes.

If you love being on two wheels, Lake Tahoe has mountain bike trails for you to explore. Views and challenges can be found on any of the paths. Whether you’re looking for shorter rides or longer adventures, Lake Tahoe delivers. Some trails that we recommend are: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (10 miles); Corral, with Sidewinder option (5+ miles); The Bench (12.5 miles); and Powerline Trail (6.5+ miles).

Plan ahead now and spend the holidays in Lake Tahoe.

5 Reasons to Sneak Away to Lake Tahoe this Fall

Really, you don’t have to sneak, just make the call, grab a room, and head up the mountain. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is your basecamp for all things Lake Tahoe.

Coutest Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.

Courtesy Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.

1. The deals are amazing. With rates as low as $99 a night through Dec. 15, the FALL16 special is in full force at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.
2. Enjoy the trails, lake, nightlife, and dining without the crowd. It’s the locals’ favorite season for a reason — beautiful weather and a low key vibe in town.
3. The Sierra is in full fall color bloom. Sure, sure, we’ve heard the East Coast claims, but the yellow, gold and orange of aspen, cottonwood, and willows nestled among a sea of evergreens is a picture worth drinking in. Some spots on South Shore Lake Tahoe include the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Rabe Meadow, and Cathedral Meadow. The U.S. Forest Service offers directions to the top spots.
4. Music and events. Catch the smooth R&B sounds of Aaron Neville Oct. 22. Or check out the second annual Tahoe WordWave on Oct. 21-23. A literary mash-up WordWave features oral storytelling, theater performances and free readings at the Tallac Historic Site.
5. Escape, it’s good for the soul.

Photo by Merick Rickman.

Photo by Merick Rickman.