Lake Tahoe

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!

Kentucky Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo: Lake Tahoe Weekend Fun

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Although some are celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Saturday evening (perhaps to avoid that margarita hangover on Monday morning) there’s always the historic Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday, May 4 that’s cause for celebration! You technically don’t have to choose between bourbon and tequila: mint julep or margarita? In fact, we have just the spot for you to celebrate both on this very warm, spring weekend in May: River Ranch Lodge in Tahoe City/Alpine Meadows!

Throw on your Derby hat and heels for Saturday’s festivities and trade them in for a sombrero on Sunday.

Kentucky Derby Day at River Ranch Lodge, May 4, 11:30am-4:00pm

Wear your best Derby Hat and win a prize! Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. for pre-race coverage. River Ranch Lodge will serve traditional Derby fare including Kentucky Hot Browns and Mint Juleps: the official drink of the race!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at River Ranch Lodge, May 5, 4:30pm-8:30pm

It’s tequila time! Come celebrate a day of Mexican heritage and pride with Mexican beer and margarita specials. Complimentary mini-appetizers are served as well!

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Chasing Ice Film Screening at Squaw Valley

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After enjoying a day of sunshine at Squaw Valley, come spend an evening “Chasing Ice” in support of the Squaw Valley Institute. Learn more about the reality of climate change and gain insight on what’s happening with unusual climate shifts (hey–whatever happened to long, powder packed winters?!) from a panel of experts.

Get your tickets today at Alpenglow for only $5, or $10 at the door! Click here for further details.


McConkey Movie: Premier at Tribeca Film Festival


The documentary trailer for McConkey opens with early video of Shane McConkey, “there he is: the man, the myth, not a legend yet–he’s too young.” Today, Shane McConkey has certainly obtained legendary status at Squaw Valley and within the international ski community as a whole. McConkey, a film by MSP Films and Red Bull Media House that examines Shane’s legacy as a pro-athlete, does not officially release until October 2013. However, it recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Read more about McConkey in the words of Ingrid Backstrom: http://bit.ly/15CGhLl

Stay tuned for more details on the kick-off film tour at Squaw Valley this fall.


North Lake Tahoe 2012 Winter Expo

Next Level Women's Freeskiing Camp, 2011. An event you can sign up for this year! Winter Expo is a great place to learn about winter activities!

Are you curious about what’s new for winter gear this season? Wondering what you can do with your family while on a Tahoe winter getaway? Then come check out the North Lake Tahoe 2012 Winter Expo — admission is FREE!

  • Get the skinny on winter activities, gear and services from over 50 exhibitors.
  • Enjoy a Winter Fashion Show!
  • Taste exceptional local food.
  • Door prizes!
  • Free admission and parking.

When:

November 15, 2012 | 4pm to 8pm

Where:

The Olympic Valley Lodge  | 1909 Chamonix Place in Olympic Valley


Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival: Paradise Under the Stars

November 3, 2012 | 7-10pm | $75/advance or $85/door

It shouldn’t take much convincing to get you to this delectable fall event of chocolate and wine! This fundraiser, hosted by Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA, is in its 24th year and a vital part of keeping the local community safe and fed. All proceeds benefit community programs such as violence prevention and education, and community food distribution.

Guests will enjoy a night ofParadise Under the Stars inspired by the prohibition days of circa-1920 Havana. In fact, all are encouraged to dress to the nines and relish the Cuban borders opening for one night only!

Be sure to purchase your ticket ($75/advance, $85/door) to experience the following:

  • Delectable chocolate creations by ten of Tahoe’s finest chefs
  • Wine tasting
  • Enticing appetizers by Hyatt chefs
  • Live & silent auction
  • Live Cuban-inspired music
  • Chance to win a wheelbarrow of wine

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Lake Tahoe Fall Event: Oktoberfest 2012

Did you know that Oktoberfest is the largest and most famous event in Germany? It’s a 16-day festival celebrating beer, and has been a staple in Bavarian culture since 1810.

Why not raise a stein in traditional fashion and celebrate at Squaw Valley’s Oktoberfest tomorrow from 2-6pm? Unlike the events held in Munich and Bavaria, you won’t eat brats and kraut under a colorful tent, but in the open air of Lake Tahoe. The air is crisp with fall, the leaves are turning color, your stein is full of brew, and you’ll be entertained by traditional Bavarian Music and Folk Dancers.

Don’t forget the Oktoberfest Games! There’s fun for the whole family.

  • Stein Holding competition
  • Keg-Rolling race
  • Bratwurst Toss
  • Yodeling Contest (new this year!)

All entertainment at the event is free. Your first glass of beer is $10, which also includes a 1/2-liter commemorative festival stein. Additional beers are available for $5 /each.

Proceeds benefit the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Foundation.

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17th Annual Lake Tahoe Marathon

It’s almost here!

One of the most difficult marathons in the nation, but certainly the most rewarding with the stunning views of Lake Tahoe! This race is not for the faint of heart! Lake Tahoe Marathon Week hosts an incredible amount of events: 30 plus! 

The Lake Tahoe Marathon starts Sunday, September 30, on Commons Beach in Tahoe City and finishes on Pope Beach near South Lake Tahoe. Runners follow a course that runs the entire Western length of Lake Tahoe.

On Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29, runners can race two other different marathons or half marathons. There is the Emerald Bay Marathon on Friday, and the Cal-Neva Marathon on Saturday. Run them a la carte or with the Tahoe Triple Marathoners. Or, runners can choose the Tahoe Trifecta: Run 3 different half-marathons in 3 days!

Click HERE for the event rundown!

What’s the toughest race you’ve ever run?


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