North Lake Tahoe, California Things to Do

Find fun things to do in North Lake Tahoe, California. There’s a fabulous variety of totally fun tourist attractions and things to do in North Lake Tahoe to suit every taste, from skiing and snowboarding in winter to fishing and water sports in the summer. Plus, there is plenty of dining, shopping and activities when it’s time to come inside. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes or hit the shops, restaurants, spas or the casino tables, you’ll find it all in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The Squaw Valley Lodge provides the perfect spot to experience it all!

North Lake Tahoe Golf Course Openings

It’s that time of year when we tuck away our skis and boards, and pull out our sticks! Due to the unseasonably lower precipitation this year golf courses are open a bit earlier, not to mention the winter golfing that went on well in January.

Make your tee times, and get out there! And remember, there are tons of twilight deals, so be sure to check first with each course to save!

Old Brockway: Open

Ponderosa: Open

Tahoe City: Open (As of April 25, 2012)

Old Greenwood: May 9, 2012

Incline Mountain Golf Course: May 11, 2012

Incline Championship Golf Course: May 15, 2012

Northstar: May 18, 2012

Coyote Moon: May 25, 2012

Tahoe Donner: May 25, 2012

Resort at Squaw Creek: Memorial Day Weekend

*Openings are subject to change, and weather permitting.


Ace Ball: Reno/Tahoe’s Minor League Team

Summer and baseball. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, like cold milk and a warm chocolate chip cookie — need we say more?  In 2009, residents and visitors alike were pleased to welcome the Triple-A Reno Aces to their 9100-capacity venue, Aces Ballpark. Since then, Sierra Nevada lovers have enjoyed hot summer nights, classic hot dogs, beer and popcorn with the Aces!

We know why you flock to Lake Tahoe in the summer. But for the families looking to switch things up, with the age-old tradition of ballpark fun, the Reno Aces won’t disappoint.

Check the Reno Aces schedule for game times! Or purchase single-game tickets for any of the 72 home games from April to Labor Day!


Lake Tahoe June Events: Tahoe City Wine Walk

What is better than summer-time shopping, sipping and eating along the beautiful streets of Tahoe City? Sponsored by the Tahoe City Downtown Association, the Tahoe City Wine Walk kicks off the Tahoe City Solstice Festival on June 23, 2012 from 12pm-4pm, rain or shine!

“Discover Wines with a View” while you stroll along the lakefront boardwalk through Tahoe City, entertained by live music, sampling local and regional wines and delectable food from local Tahoe restaurants and caterers. Check out what the Tahoe City Downtown Association has put together for The Solstice Festival:

“The Solstice Festival celebrates the start of summer by showcasing Tahoe City through a variety of events designed to encourage visitation in our beautiful downtown. The Tahoe City Wine Walk features wines of the Sierra and food tastings at local merchants and restaurants throughout downtown. Other festival events include a Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show, PaddleFest on the shores of Lake Tahoe, and the opening of the summer series Concerts at Commons Beach. During the Wine Walk, outdoor live music will be at both ends of the lakefront boardwalk.”

The Lowdown on Tickets! 

Tickets $35 before June 23rd, $45 day of the event. Cash only.

Day-of-event tickets will be available at one of the 3 registration tables:

  • Boatworks Mall (East end of town)
  • Heritage Plaza (center of town);
  • North Tahoe Arts Center (West end of town).

There will be a band, tables, balloons and lots of people at each registration location so they will be easy to spot. Remember, cash only! Click here for more information!


Annual Spring Paddle

Lake Tahoe Water Trail hosts their Annual Spring Paddle on Saturday, May 19th. Participants will launch from Commons Beach in Tahoe City, Ca and paddle their way to Blackwood Creek, followed by lunch at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, to enjoy the lakeside view and tasty cuisine. If you haven’t tried kayaking — or perhaps it’s become your favorite summer workout — either way, this is the event for you! Interpretive guides will also provide educational insight into the Lake Tahoe natural environment.

The lowdown!

When: Saturday, May 19th at 9:00am. Check-in is 8:00am! Lunch at Sunnyside Restaurant at 12:00pm.

Where: North Lake Tahoe. Commons Beach, Tahoe City, Ca.

Cost: $30/single or $55/couple

For more information and to register now, visit Lake Tahoe Water Trail!


The 22nd Annual Cushing Crossing

There are few words to encapsulate the wacky and beloved tradition of the Annual Cushing Crossing!  Squaw would not be Squaw without the Cushing Crossing. This pond skimming spectacle embodies late spring in Lake Tahoe, and although it signifies the end to a ski season, it’s an event you don’t want to miss!

With judges, emcees, and usually Tahoe bluebird weather, you will definitely have some good laughs at the 22nd Annual Cushing Crossing on April 29th at 12pm.  Check out video from last year’s event, and come out to cheer on others as they skim, flip and tumble their way across Cushing Pond.

Also, if you want to participate, arrive early. Registration is limited to the first 50 entrants. Registration begins at 9am at the KT Base Bar.


April Speaker Series: REI and Tahoe Rim Trail Association

You may love the great outdoors of Lake Tahoe, the virtually untouched back-country of the Sierra Nevada, but that doesn’t mean you’re always prepared. If you’re wondering what the latest is on gear, and how you should prepare for hiking this summer, then look no further!

REI-Reno is pleased to partner with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the return of the April Speakers Series; every Wednesday this April. The presentations this year will give special attention to hikers and mountain bikers. The TRTA will also give insightful local tips on the best places to go, what the bring, and what to expect from the trails and conditions.

“The Properly Equipped Hiker,” Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 to 8pm.

This presentation is essential for both segment and thru-hikers. REI hiking experts will discuss gear, clothing and back country skills that will help you enjoy your time on the trail. They will also help you to distinguish between essential gear versus what gear is nice to have. Gear and clothing selections will also be reviewed for weight, cost, durability and ease of use considerations. This session will also serve as an unveiling of the newest in 2012 gear. Backcountry skills will focus on hydration techniques, navigational skills and Leave No Trace principles. Combine this class with the first class and you will be ready to hit the Tahoe Rim Trail this summer, dressed and outfitted for success.

Admission to each presentation in the series is FREE!

Location:

REI Reno

2225 Harvard Way

Reno, NV 89502

Click here for more information and to learn about the Tahoe Rim Trail Association!


Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Closing Dates

Only a few weeks left to get some turns in at Squaw Valley! Get some.

It’s a bittersweet time of year.  The time when we sit down, teary eyed, to inform you the last day to get in some good turns at your home mountain.  Sure, the winter of 2010/11 was an epic one.  Mother Nature came up a bit short this year, but Tahoe skiing/riding is all about making the most of what we’ve got.  And we did! We’re not happy to pack away our pow skis, but we know winter will come again.

*And remember, some mountains are reopening for weekend operations through May, even though daily operations will shut down. So be sure to check first before you head up for some deep spring skiing/riding.

Closing Dates (In Reverse Chronological)

*Alpine Meadows: April 29th. Reopening May 4-6th & May 11-13th

Squaw Valley: April 29th

Sugar Bowl: April 29th

*Kirkwood: April 22nd. Reopening every Fri, Sat and Sun as weather permits.

Sierra-at-Tahoe: April 22nd

Mt. Rose: April 15th

Diamond Peak: April 15th

*Heavenly: April 15th. Reopening April 20-22nd & April 27-29th

Northstar California: April 15th

*Homewood: Closed. Reopening April 13-15th



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