On-mountain thrills and culinary highlights kick off 2016

Lake Tahoe slides into 2016 with skis and snowboards rooted on several feet of snow and the promise of much more to come thanks to a series of El Niño-driven winter storms. From Tahoe South’s Restaurant Week to Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, the first month of 2016 promises a bounty of sun up to sundown mountain thrills and spectacular night life.

Check into Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel with our Winter Special, offering rooms as low as $109 a night, Sunday through Thursday with a two night minimum. Use the offer code SKI16 while booking your room from our website to get the best rate.

Skiing, riding and snowboarding are just a walk away from your room at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Take a gondola ride to the top for breathtaking views and a spectacular adventure down the mountain.

Those looking for tree skiing or half-pipe action will want to head out to Sierra-at-Tahoe, which is enjoying some of the finest and deepest snow in years. If you’re skiing or boarding at Sierra, you’ll want to catch some of the best amateur action with the USASA Slopestyle – South Tahoe Series with competition all the way into March.

Here’s what’s on tap through January:

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Tahoe South Restaurant Week, Jan. 8 – 15, 2016 featuring our very own Echo Restaurant at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Gourmet burgers, handmade pasta, mouthwatering steaks, fresh seafood, inventive small plates, and decadent desserts are on the menu, as the South Shore’s restaurants roll out an extraordinary culinary experience for California Restaurant Month. With Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel as your home base Tahoe South Restaurant Week, “Made with Altitude” is an incredible opportunity to experience some of the best wine and food on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore at a value you can’t get any other time of the year.

Participating restaurants feature specially-priced and prix fixe menus highlighting the theme “Made with Altitude.” There are no passes, tickets or coupons, diners simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special menus.

January has a touch of magic thanks to the full moon. You can experience the beauty at the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion on Tahoe’s west shore and join a Spectacular Full Moon Snowshoe Tours, 7 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, and March 19, 2016. Join Park Rangers for moonlight adventures around the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and along Lake Tahoe’s shoreline.Sunrise