Essentials to Pack for a Winter Ski & Snowboard Trip in Lake Tahoe

Take the ski lift to the top of the mountain and get ready to enjoy an epic skiing adventure.

It just so happens that Heavenly Mountain Resort is in our backyard (literally), so we get a lot of skiers and snowboarders coming through our hotel lobby. There’s nothing more exciting and invigorating that hitting the slopes in Lake Tahoe. However, if you’re relatively new to the sport or it’s been a while since you hit the slopes, figuring out what to pack for your skiing/boarding adventure can be a challenge. Not packing the right gear can make for a miserable, cold time, and no one wants that! We’re here to help! Here are some of our essential items to pack for an epic and memorable Lake Tahoe ski or snowboarding trip.


5 Things You Should Do Immediately In South Lake Tahoe

Views of the Lake from the Resort

We like to call Lake Tahoe a “year-round playground” because, whether it’s the peak of summer or the dead of winter, there really is no shortage of things to do. From the too-good-to-be-true landscapes to the exciting nightlife, you’re sure to find something to love about this place we call home. If you’re planning a trip to the area, here are our top recommendations of things to do in South Lake Tahoe, CA.


The Coolest Wedding Trends of 2019

Lake Tahoe beach weddings

If you or a loved one recently got engaged, congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful, crazy world of wedding planning. You’ll quickly find that trends change quickly and everyone has their own thoughts and opinion that they will be more than happy to share with you! That can make finding the latest wedding trends that work for you challenging, but it also makes it fun — especially if you’re putting your own twist on the big day! We know there’s a lot to take in, so we want to help you get started. We help plan a lot of weddings here at Lake Tahoe Resort, so here are some of the coolest and best wedding trends we’re seeing for 2019.


Meeting planners love Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

LTRH is Best in the West for meetings and events (Meetings Today).

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel has long been a favorite of meeting planners. In fact, it was just named a top choice in Meetings Today magazine’s 2018 readers’ poll “Best of Meetings Today.” The magazine asked planners which properties in the West stood out and they tapped Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel as a top pick in California.

Why all the love? Besides the obvious, “Hello, it’s in Lake Tahoe,” Steve Woods, director of sales for the resort, said it comes down to teamwork.

“We have long-time employees that make up a well-rounded team who do a great job listening to what the planners want, and from contract signing to event, we make sure we deliver it.”

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s “My Tahoe” guest relations program, another award winner, is the property’s core philosophy that is all about sharing Lake Tahoe insights and connecting guests with the destination in ways that create memorable experiences.  For groups this can include personal touches, like Steve, an avid skier, taking the time to show ski groups around Heavenly Mountain, or helping organize team building scavenger hunts in nearby Van Sickle Bistate park.

“We customize for everything,” added Tiffany Zabaglo, director of group services. “We work with planners and collaborate and work with local vendors to bring their visions for their event or meeting to life.”

For your next corporate getaway or event reach out to the team and find out for yourself why planners love Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Top Five Most Anticipated Lake Tahoe Summer Concerts

Top Five Most Anticipated Lake Tahoe Summer Concerts

A Lake Tahoe summer is winter’s one true rival in terms of recreation, weather, and entertainment, especially with the season’s hotly anticipated Harveys Summer Concert Series. The annual concert series begins in June and continues through Labor Day. This summer doesn’t disappoint with high caliber star power from all genres of music, but the following five concerts are some of the most anticipated for 2018.

Courtesy: Harrah’s/Harveys Lake Tahoe

The summer heats up with country acts, jam bands, and fan favorites in Lake Tahoe. 

July is all about Country music (Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton)

 Kenny Chesney
July 3, 2018

The Fourth of July’s “Lights on the Lake” aren’t the only fireworks in Lake Tahoe during Independence Day. Kenny Chesney will kick off the holiday with this stop on the Trip Around the Sun Tour with Old Dominion. Chesney’s contemporary country music hits include number one hits “She’s Got It All,” “You Had Me from Hello,” and “She Thinks My Tractor is Sexy.”

July 17, 2018

Phish heads rejoice! The “live music phenomena” and world-renowned band Phish returns to Lake Tahoe in July – and its fans will follow. A rock and groove band that is known for its lengthy improvisational jam sessions, Phish has a cult-like following with popular songs like “Fluffhead,” “You Enjoy Myself,” and “Divided Sky.”

Luke Bryan/Chris Stapleton
July 25 and July 26, 2018

It’s a back to back with country heartthrobs in July. Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour hits the stage July 25, followed by Chris Stapleton July 26. New to the Harveys lineup this year, Stapleton recently won the Best Country Album at the 2018 Grammys for “From a Room: Volume 1.” His hit single “Tennessee Whiskey” reflects his country, bluegrass and Southern Rock influences. He brings the country flavor along with backup from Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb.

Janet Jackson
Aug. 18, 2018

Global superstar Miss Jackson will light up the Tahoe night with her State of the World Tour. Jackson’s tour showcases some of her biggest dance anthems and legendary hits like “Contol,” and “All for You.” Variety Magazine said, “Jackson managed to expertly pull off an all-stops stadium pop show while still imbuing the affair with plenty of her own idiosyncratic personality.”

Dave Matthews Band
Sept. 7, 2018

Rounding out the summer concert series is fan favorite Dave Matthews Band. DMB, as known to their fans, will tour this year with a new studio album that is set to drop this summer. Their ninth studio release, this album is sure to amp up the crowds craving new material from a band that’s been serving up songs like “Crash into Me,” “Ants Marching,” and “Crush” for almost three decades.

Other concerts include Slightly Stoopid on June 16, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters on June 23, Pitbull on July 13,  Keith Urban on July 21, Florence and the Machine on Aug.  9, Comedian Amy Schumer & Friends on Aug. 12, and Steve Miller Band on Aug. 17, Charlie Puth on Aug. 18, An Evening with Donny & Marie, Aug. 24, and the Scorpions on Aug. 31. Tickets are expected to sell out for each show.

Within walking distance to the Harveys Outdoor Arena, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel offers a basecamp for music and summer fun in Lake Tahoe.