The ‘Call of the White’ is in full swing in Lake Tahoe

Photo: Heavenly Mountain

Photo: Heavenly Mountain

Winter is in the air, and on the mountains, and piling up on the ground here in Lake Tahoe. It’s the perfect weather to “Build Your Own Ski and Board Adventure” here at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Pick your date, your suite, and your mountain resort through the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel website. All accommodations include a comfortable two-room suite and daily buffet breakfast so you can fuel up for your day in Lake Tahoe’s winter wonderland.

Choose lift tickets to one or more of 11 world-class Lake Tahoe winter resorts, most within an hour of our full service all suite property, or simply walk down the street to Heavenly Mountain Resort to enjoy skiing/riding with spectacular views of America’s largest alpine lake. Participating resorts also include Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Northstar, Mt. Rose, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.

Start designing your own “My Tahoe” winter vacation package. Or call 1.866.916.4653 for more information.

Package Restrictions: Minimum 2-night stay. Ski/board packages are booked through, a Silvervoyages LLC Company. Restrictions, refunds, and redemption information is provided by Silvervoyages, LLC.

Holiday feasts are cooking at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

If your plans include staying over the Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s holidays, Echo Restaurant has some incredible dining options.

Treat your family to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at our buffet. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Our market fresh, tossed to order salad with all the combinations you can dream up and soup station with gingered butternut squash soup, and assorted Sugar Pine Bakery breads with whipped butter.

Our Carving Station features: Cider brined, free range roasted turkey with gravy, orange glazed ham, and herb roasted Black Angus tri tip.

Family favorite traditional sides include house made cranberry sauce, buttery mashed potatoes, maple kissed sweet potatoes, sage stuffing, lemon scented green beans and oven-roasted beets.

And for dessert we’re offering a Thanksgiving twist – Pumpkin or Bananas Foster with vanilla bean ice cream, pecan pie, cheesecakes and apple crisp.

Our Thanksgiving buffet is $32 adults, $10.95 for children under 12. Dinner times are from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please call (530) 543-2144 to make a reservation.

After a full day on the mountain Christmas Day dinner will be taken care of by us. The buffet menu includes:Our market fresh tossed to order salad and soup station with carrot and parsnip soup, and assorted Sugar Pine Bakery breads with whipped butter.

Our Carving Station will feature slow roasted, grass-fed prime rib with Au Jus, pork loin stuffed with bacon and Bloomsdale Spinach; whole natural slow roasted Tom Turkey with gravy and cranberry relish.

Family favorite sides are roasted winter vegetables, Au Gratin potatoes, wild rice, sage stuffing, asparagus with aged balsamic and penne pasta tossed with spinach, roasted tomatoes and virgin olive oil.

Desserts make for a sweet ending. Ours will include Apple or Bananas Foster with vanilla bean ice cream plus a tasting of many holiday treats.

Our Christmas dinner is $36 adults, $12 for children under 12. Call (530) 543-2144 for a reservation.

Ring in the New Year with dinner early at Echo Restaurant, served from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The dinner features a starter of iced wild jumbo Mexican prawns with spicy avocado cocktail sauce; gold turnip and red Kuri Squash Cake with Arugula and Cranberry Chutney. There’s Charcuterie with pink pearl apples and Fromage cheese; chilled smoked tenderloin and fresh mozzarella with Chervil vinegar.

Our second course is crispy lobster salad with sweet lime and celery root chip served with white balsamic vinaigrette and roasted sweet potato soup with vanilla foam.

Our entrée course includes your choice of a 6 oz. grilled natural Black Angus filet and 8 oz. Brazilian lobster with black truffle, garlic and brandy sauce; Chilean sea bass with lemon fennel cream sauce; a natural roasted elk chop with Satsuma tangerine slaw and brandied Kabocha puree; organic baby tomato and roasted Brocoflower Risotto with Yuzu lemon and pomegranate broth; or a 14-ounce natural Colorado rack of lamb with Rosemary Cabernet Jus.

Dessert includes a frozen chocolate soufflé with Grand Marnier Ganache and sparkling wine for the perfect New Year’s toast.

Dinner is $95 plus tax and gratuity. Call (530) 543-2144 for a reservation.

We look forward to serving you this holiday season.

Warm Up to Winter with a November Stay at Lake Tahoe

DOW_06689 - WebCopyWith a promising El Nino influenced winter in the making, Mother Nature has a way of teasing us in November here at Lake Tahoe. 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: 15nov, or 15dec and book your suite today for up to 35 percent off.

By Thanksgiving skis and boards will be waxed and ready to ride here in Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Mountain Resort is anticipating an early winter by setting an opening date of Friday, Nov. 20, with other nearby resorts soon to follow.

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:

See the pros turn out to hold ‘em and fold ‘em when the World Series of Poker Circuit returns to Harveys Lake Tahoe Poker Room, Oct. 29 through Nov. 8.

Or get in the holiday spirit in Valhalla Tahoe’s grand hall during the 20th Annual Valhalla Holiday Faire, Nov. 20-22.

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 Park, Tahoe Rim Trail, Mt. Tallac, Castle Rock Trail, Round Top Lake Trail, Fourth of July Lake, Echo Lakes, Fallen Leaf Lake, Grass Lake and Angora Lakes.

If you love being on two wheels, Lake Tahoe has mountain bike trails for you to explore, at least until the snow flies. 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).

Lake Tahoe in all its fall splendor awaits.

Fall at Lake Tahoe peaks in October with bold colors, Oktoberfests, and fall activities

Fall colors, food festivals, and wildlife are all on display in South Lake Tahoe in October. Families can see Tahoe’s “circle of life” up close during the Fall Fish Fest. Lake Tahoe’s landlocked Kokanee salmon pass through the Taylor Creek Visitor Center on their way to spawn in the top parts of Taylor Creek. Black bears are usually on hand to give the salmon a helping paw or munch on their journey. Enjoy and participate in this free family event which has become one of the most fascinating educational and wildlife viewing events in Northern California. The festival encourages participation by children and their parents in a wide variety of educational and entertaining activities.

Lake Tahoe Fall Colors

Photo courtesy of Tahoe South

Writers, readers and performers from all around the country will appear at South Lake Tahoe Oct. 9-11, 2015 for WordWave, a three-day festival held on the grounds of Valhalla at the Tallac Historic Site.This literary mash-up will feature oral storytelling, theater performances and free readings, panels on craft, yoga, and a novel writing camp for kids. The event kicks off Friday with a champagne reception with Garth Stein, author of the international bestseller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, and his latest—set deep in the woods in a huge wooden mansion—A Sudden Light.

Celebrating its 20th year, the Lake Tahoe Marathon is Oct. 9-11 and includes multiple marathons with choices of 5K or 10k, half marathon, 18-milers, 144 milers around the lake or a four-day, 288 mile run. There’s a children’s run, plus swim and kayak competitions.

Fall is not only in the air but the trees as well. Fall colors will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11 at the Alpine Aspen Festival. This is a celebration of the beauty and vital role of aspen groves in nearby Alpine County. Come for the fall colors, stay for the adventure.

Fall Foodies take note: The South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe arrives for an autumn weekend of great food, fine wine and high spirits on Oct. 16-18. This weekend is filled with wine tastings, dinners, concerts, parties and more.

October is one of locals’ favorite months. The trails are open, the crowds are less, and it’s easy to find a little piece of Tahoe all to yourself. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel has you covered with fall and early winter special limited rates for September, October, November, and December.  Rates are up to 35 percent off! Use Promo Codes: 15SEPT, 15OCT, 15NOV, or 15DEC; book your fall getaway today as these rates will not last long.