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Holiday Events in Lake Tahoe

Though the weather outside is frightful – it’s not snowing and the prospects for any significant snowfall in the immediate future are grim – the Lake Tahoe area is still a delightful place to visit during the year-end holiday season.

Got Your Ski Lease Yet? Better Hurry Up

The great thing about having Lake Tahoe in San Francisco’s backyard is that the winter mountain resorts are a little more than a three-hour drive from the city.

The bad thing is that it’s a three-hour drive to the lifts.

Tahoe's Northstar Changes Its Name

Goodbye Tahoe. Hello California.

That’s the track Northstar resort is taking after the recent decision to make an adjustment to its moniker.

“There was a massive line of debate on whether we should make the change,” said Bill Rock, the resort’s chief operating officer. “But (the change) is a statement of where the brand is going.”

So, instead of going to Northstar-at-Tahoe, a popular Truckee-area destination for San Francisco snowsports enthusiasts since its opening in 1972, skiers and snowboarders will now be making tracks at Northstar California (that little star logo seen around the resort has been tweaked a bit as well).

Mountain Biking Tahoe: A Weekend Itinerary

Here's how to take your Tahoe badassery to the next level: Mountain biking. The whole area's a massive playground for it come summertime, offering miles and miles of both technical and free-wheeling trails to soak up all those postcard-worthy lake vistas. Below, a Tahoe mountain biking weekend sampler:

7 Recession-Proof Ski Deals

1. Sierra at Tahoe

Sierra’s 3-Pak lift ticket deal saves you $20 a ticket and limiting blackout date frustration. With February being Boeger wine tasting month—complete with free tasting Thursday’s from 3-4pm—we wouldn’t blame you for taking a mid-week sick day.

2. Northstar at Tahoe

Playing hooky gets even better with Northstar’s T.G.I. Thursday’s. Enjoy dining deals like $3 drafts and fish tacos and free entrees for Mom’s among the many restaurants in the Village. And with the Double Whammy pass, you can ride both Sierra and Northstar starting at $379 for the season.

Where's the snow?

With the Sierra snow pack at 2 percent of average for the date and no storms in the near forecast, skiers and snowboarders are terrified. What if it doesn’t snow this year? What if we have to suffer through a gray SF winter without an escape to that sparkling white powder?

Northern California Hotels Make Holiday Travel More Affordable

It's true there's no place like home for the holidays...but sometimes you just want to get away from it all before the chaos ensues (or rather family togetherness--or in-laws--becomes just too much to bear). The current state on the economy has put a damper on many people's travel plans, but hotels are beginning to take note of this by significantly lowering their rates to an affordable level and creating packages that allow you more bang for your buck this holiday season. Check out these amazing opportunities before it's too late.

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