Though we pine for winter — for powder days, for that moment when your skis or board hit the slopes, we do appreciate autumn. The Truckee-Tahoe region in fall is captivating for visitors and locals alike. The Sierra Nevada dances with a rainbow of color from aspen trees, and Lake Tahoe shines a deep blue in the crisp fall mornings. The lower foothills are brimming in harvest season: pumpkins, apples, squash, chestnuts; or you could even plan a wine or apple cider tasting!
North Lake Tahoe, California Things to Do
Want to combine your passion for skiing and getting a paycheck on the slopes?
Have you been pining to experience the life of a lift-op? To ski and ride for free?
Then check out some of the upcoming job fairs in the area at several North Lake Tahoe resorts! Who knows. You could be on first chair for a powder day this winter — that’s if you’re not working.
In chronological order:
Northstar California Resort: October 13th
Boreal Ski Resort: October 20th
Diamond Peak Ski Resort: October 20th
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort: November 3rd
Squaw Valley Ski Resort: November 3rd
Homewood Ski Resort: November 17th
If you had a season of being a “Tahoe Ski Bum” where did you work? Lots of awesome Tahoe stories start off with, “The winter I moved to Tahoe…”
Tuesday, October 16 | 6pm | $85
The seasons are changing with the cooler weather, and it’s time to enjoy the outdoor chill! The 2nd Annual Fall Fest, in Incline Village, takes it to a whole new level at this Western-inspired boot stompin’, finger lickin’ event. So break out that flannel, pull on your boots with spurs, and get ready to giddy up into fall!
- Benefits Tahoe Connection for Families
- Santa Maria-inspired BBQ Dinner, Live Music, Silent Auction
- Western Wear Encouraged!
Purchase your tickets HERE!
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 of “Paradise 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
It’s a lovely time of year to pack your bags for a quick and quiet getaway at Lake Tahoe! With our fall promotion you can save up to 30%. Rates start at $118 per night through November 21, 2012!
The crowds have ceased, so you won’t fight traffic. Autumn mornings are crisp, yet sunny. The leaves are changing color. You can unwind in our spa and gaze up at the waning harvest moon over Squaw Valley. There’s so much happening around the lake you’ll definitely stay entertained, and there’s even fun for the whole family!
Here’s a way to spend your mini-vacation:
Sip and stroll at the Truckee Wine Walk and Shop on October 6th
Book a reservation at your favorite restaurant for Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week | October 7-14
Enjoy the sights and smell of fall at Resort at Squaw Creek’s Harvest Festival | October 5-14
What’s your favorite way to ring in fall? Does it involve pumpkin spice or comfort foods?
Manzanita | The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | 5PM
Traci des Jardins, chef of Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, is dedicated to sourcing organic, sustainable and locally grown meat and produce to create a signature French inspired California cuisine. Start with the Cheese & Charcuterier, try the classic Tuna Nicoise, or how about the Risotta with fresh summer truffle and wild mushrooms?
Is your mouth watering yet?
Then here’s your chance to try your hand at Manzanita’s finest cuisine! Definitely the premier of all cooking experiences, increase your culinary knowledge as you work alongside the chef de cuisine, Jacob Ramos, in their open kitchen, and learn how to be a savvy chef in your own home. The cost includes a three-course dinner for $70.
September 8, 2012
October 20, 2012
November 17, 2012
December 14, 2012
Click here to learn more and reserve your (limited) spot!
August 19 | 1-5pm | Lone Eagle Grill
Lap up the last few weeks of summer leisure while you sample over 25 Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries, delight in local cuisine, and are serenaded by live music on the shores of sunny Lake Tahoe.
The following wineries are confirmed for the event, and more on the way: Keenan, Four Graces, Educated Guess, Larid, Opolo, Spotlight (Arrieta, Row 7 & 8), Shultz, Kobrand (Domaine Carneros & Cakebread), Kendall Jackson, Trefethen, Crimson Wine Group (Chamisal & Forefront), Orin Swift, Rombauer, Mi Sueno, Cliff Lede, Twisted Oak, Anthem, BNA, and Whispering Vine Wine.
If you would enjoy an afternoon lakefront in Incline Village (who can beat that picture perfect view?) with exquisite bites from notable chefs and top restaraunts in the area, then purchase your ticket today!
$65 advance tickets, $75 at door. All ticket sales are final.